Celebrate The 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad at Whippany Railway Museum

Celebrate The 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad at Whippany Railway Museum

The Transcontinental Railroad connected a nation in May 1869 when the Golden Spike was driven in Promentory, Utah.  Join the Whippany Railway Museum as we honor the event and 150 years of railroading history with special exhibits, events and more.
Special Events taking place include: Vintage Train Rides along the historic “Whippanong Trail” throughout the day, Track laying demonstration, Courtesy if Railroad Construction Co. of Paterson, NJ, Cab tours of Steam Locomotive No. 385, Music performances by Bach-To-Rock and Educational and fun for the whole family.
Trains depart at 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. rain or shine from the Museum site at 1 Railroad Plaza at the intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Road in Whippany. Train fare is Adult:
$16.00; Child (under 12): $11.00; Infants (1 year and under): Free (NOTE: Train fare includes admission to Museum building and all exhibits)
For more info, Call: (973) 887-8177 or visit the website at www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net
ABOUT THE MUSEUM: The “Golden Spike 150 Day” event is a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit operating heritage railroad that is staffed by volunteers.  Donations from the public help keep the Museum operational, but funds are still required to support this unique New Jersey treasure.
Proceeds from the train rides will further enhance the Museum’s mission and its historic preservation efforts.

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