Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum

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Roundhouse with equipment ready for a night shoot. Photo copyright Andrew Fisher

Trains, Toys and Trees 

American Flyer layout at Trains, Toys and Trees exhibit.

at the Mill Museum!

A combined display by CERRM and the Mill Museum.

Last year's event was a Success! Hope to see YOU at this year's even bigger event:

Featuring operating model trains in several scales, antique toys, Santa’s Wonderland. Visit with Santa on select days.

December 18, 30 and also, the first week of 2017 (Jan 6, 7, 8). 

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bev York Room at the Mill Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

 Phone: 860-456-2178


See an introductory video here:

Come see Santa on Dec. 17th from 12 -4, take photos with him for free!

Bring pets for Santa photos from 12:00 to 1:00 only kids from 1:00 to 4:00.

Model Trolley car on Main Street, Willimantic at the exhibit

NOTE! 2017 Banquet.

This year's banquet is on January 15 at Georgina’s Restaurant on Rte 44 in Bolton. Cost is $31, same as last year. It is buffet style with several types of meat from which to choose. Appetizers will be served at 1 PM.

We have a very exciting speaker this year. J. David Conrad, Chief Mechanical Officer, at Valley Railroad (Essex Steam Train) will give a presentation on the rebuilding of the severely damaged Chinese locomotive that became the VRR 3025. 

Please send your reservations to P.O. Box 665, Willimantic, CT 06226 as soon as possible or contact Jeff Laverty at 860-429-7961 regarding your attendance.

Mark Granville

The Museum is

CLOSED for the season.

Hope to see you in May 2017!

But see our Special Events below!

May  - October     Saturdays  10:00AM – 4:00PM      Sundays  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum - Entrance at Bridge St.Willimantic, CT, proceed down the gravel road.


Oct 9th was the 13th annual Night Photo Shoot, organized by Tom Nanos - New England Railroad Photography

Two photos by Tom Nanos.

Please visit our revised

Special Events

page to see coming events.


News and notes:

Come see out newest addition:

Former P&W TC-401 American crane

P&W 25 ton self-propelled crane.

Early October saw an additional turnout on the P&W track outside the museum. Here is their track laying equipment waiting to go to work.


See list of members receiving their NRHS 25 Year pin on the Member's Page!


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