Whippany Railway Prepares For Pumpkin Festival

Spend the day at the Whippany Railway Museum and celebrate the Fall Harvest and the Season of the Witch, during the Museum’s 16th Annual Pumpkin Festival, Sun., Oct. 2, noon to 5:30 p.m., rain or shine.
Trains will depart every 45 minutes beginning at 12:30 p.m. through 5 p.m. at 1 Railroad Plaza in Whippany.
Walk among the pumpkins, corn shocks and grinning scarecrows.  Enjoy the wares of local craft merchants and railroad memorabilia dealers at the “Pumpkin Market Place Crafts Fair.”
Zombies will be happy to pose for photos with the kids.  See a unique collection of antique farm tractors, and view two operating model railroad layouts. Climb aboard the “Pumpkinliner” excursion train that follows the route of the historic “Whippanong Trail.”  Walk through a railroad yard, lost in time, to see a unique collection of restored, historic railroad locomotives and cars, some dating back well over 110 years!
Adults are $14; children under 12 are $9; Infants one year and younger are free. Train Fare includes admission to museum building and grounds.
For full details and online tickets, visit www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net  or call  973-887-8177.
The Pumpkin Festival 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 to 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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