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

 

The Museum is

Closed for the season.

Please see us next year.

See the 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.


New GTJ fr Dec 2017 is on-line!

No meeting for Dec. at Windham Hospital. Next meeting at the Banquet in January.

Next Event:

3rd Annual Trains, Toys and Trees

A Christmas event at and in cooperation with the Windham Textile and History Museum featuring operating toy trains, antique toys and hands-on play exhibits, all in a holiday wonderland!

2017 December 8, 9, 10;  15, 16, 17; 22, 23; 29, 30;

 2018 January  5,6, 7.  10 AM – 4:00 PM

See a video from last year here:

More photos of Trains, Toys and Trees, OPEN NOW!


New Video! A Ride on the Air Line.

Join me on the Narragansett Pier RR Fairmont Speeder for a ride over the old NY&NE/NYNH&H Air Line roadbed at the museum.

Check it out!


On Sept. 30th we hosted the Central Vermont Railway Historical Society as part of their annual convention.

Thanks to all who came for a visit.

  

See the last door going on the Roundhouse, and the final color coat on the CV 4052 caboose!


Thanks to all our guests who made -

Railroad Day, September 2nd, 2017 a great success!

       

Also thanks to all the volunteers, performers, vendors and displays who made the event special.

  


Museum Grant Challenge!!!

An anonymous member has put forth a $5000 Grant Challenge!
Here's how it works - the grant will match dollar for dollar up to $5000.
The grant will support roundhouse improvements and the purchase of locomotive batteries.
If you have no preference the money will go to general operating expenses. Make checks payable to Connecticut Eastern Chapter NRHS. Please note on the "For' line of your check your preferences.


May 17th "Drinking About Museums" visited the Railroad Museum.

The group of museum professionals, volunteers and people interested in museums meets once a month to visit and talk about ... museums.

For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/Drinking-About-Museums-Eastern-CT-288093298199139/


Attention All Connecticut Libraries

The Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum is participating in a Museum Pass Program. If interested please contact Robert A. LaMay at cermfl9@comcast.net

Museum Passes are available at $100 each and admit 2 adults and 2 children (12 and under are Free)  free of charge. For more information please visit www.cteastrrmuseum.org or "like" us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/Connecticut Eastern-Railroad-Museum-122662274431468/

Visitors: Check with your local libary and ask them about the Museum Pass Program. 


The Dec 2017 Issue of the Ghost Train Journal is now available online!

 

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