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Thomaston - Railroad Museum Of New England

242 East Main Street

The Railroad Museum of New England, Inc. (RMNE) is a not-for-profit educational and historical organization that dates back to January 1968. The mission of the Railroad Museum of New England is to tell the story of the region’s rich railroad heritage through our educational exhibits and operation of the Naugatuck Railroad. The museum concept is more than artifacts, it's also a story of the region and the development of society around the railroad.


Joe Pannozzo

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
Great train ride, the elves were great. Waited the whole ride for Santa and Mrs Claus to do a picture with my 2 year old. They looked over waved, turned around and didn’t respond when I tried to get them to come back. My two year old started crying asking for Santa and my wife was able to calm her down. Thankfully the elves were great and gave her the jingle bells from Santa’s reindeer. Probably would not do not again based upon this experience. On a positive note my daughter absolutely loved the train ride and all the singing. The kids on the train looked like they had a great time too!

Kathy Musiak

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
We went on the Santa Express here and while the train ride was enjoyable the name museum is misleading. There is a station and then the platform to wait for the antique train. It said there would he a sing along with the elves, but the elf in our car did nothing until Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived when they handed out bells and small toys. It was definitely fun though!

Heidi Johnson

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
We had such a good time at the Northern lights. We bought coach tickets because we were a larger group, so my only suggestion, I wish they would have at least sold us some hot chocolate. It comes with a 1st class ticket in a mug, we would have loved some too in a paper cup.

Paul Goodman

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Wonderful ride, especially the trip to the dam. Everyone (except Conductor Dave who only seemed interested in the children) was friendly and helpful. There was little narration and during the stop I mentioned it to the female Conductor (whose name I don't recall ) and she handed me the narrative notes which gave awesome information. For a volunteer organization this is well run. They are to be commended.

Jon Hart

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
Great place to bring your kids, little cousins, nephews ,nieces, godkids. Great overall experience for all kids under 7 probably..

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