Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum

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

Next Event:

Trains, Toys and Trees

at the Mill museum, coming December 8th!


See the events page for special museum events during the off season.

Our last weekend for 2018 is pasted!

Successful Railroad Day,

The Museum is

Closed for the Season

Please come see us next year

See the Events at left or

on Special Events page.

May  - October    

Saturdays  10:00AM – 4:00PM     

Sundays  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum - Entrance at 55 Bridge St. – Willimantic, CT, 

proceed down the gravel road.

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Trains of Yester Year

The Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society at

196 Main St., Danielson, CT

will feature a talk on railroads in Eastern Connecticut on

Nov. 3rd, 2018 from 1:30-2:30

Presented by Pieter Roos of the CERM.

Trains, Toys and Trees

Our annual holiday event of operating toy trains, toys from years past and holiday decorations will open on Dec. 8th and run through the first weekend in January at The Mill Museum.

Watch for announcements of special events (maybe a man in a red suit?).

To whet your appetite, here is a video of last years display. Click the image below.

2018 Night Photo Shoot

This popular event sold out early, so be sure to sign up when it is announced for the 2019 event.

The following photos are iPhone snap shots to show the setup with illumination.

These are NOT the caliber of photos the photographers attending got with their higher quality equipment and the professional grade lighting provided.


Our biggest event of the year. Food, music fun and TRAINS for the whole family, has come and gone.

To see it again, or see what you missed, click the picture below to check out the video.

CERM roundhouse with visitors

Newest gift shop item - mugs!

CERM Coffee mugs.

Two designs, get yours at the Gift Shop this weekend!

You can now support the museum with your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile

On May 24th Jean Lambert accepted the Windham Chamber of Commerce 

"Windham Arts Creative Business Award" on behalf of the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum

at the Chamber of Commerce dinner.

Bill Dougal photo

Pictures of Opening Day

First train of Season

New Ride-on-Train

Parts of a donation of materials

Another part of the donation - Amoskeag Manufacturing

VERY Limited - only 3 left, at the Mill Museum gift shop.

The Calendar is back! With 13 Color and B+W photos.

$15 each plus postage.

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 2017 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.


Attention All Connecticut Libraries

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

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 or "like" us on Facebook - 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! Railroad Travel, Hobby & Industry

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