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CT: VALLEY STEAM EXTRAVAGANZA
Sunday, October 28, 2018

‘VALLEY STEAM EXTRAVAGANZA ’
on Connecticut’s Valley Railroad
A Double-Headed Photo Event and Tour of the Line with 2-8-2 Steam Locomotives Nos. 3025 & 40!

One day only - Sunday, October 28, 2018! Join Mass Bay RREfor specially-chartered train excursion on Connecticut’s Valley Railroad, featuring “double-headed” steam power with 2-8-2 New Haven 3025 and 2-8-2 No. 40 (Alco-Brooks, 1920).

We’ll depart from the Valley RR’s Essex, CT station at 10:00 AM and head south to Old Saybrook, where the Valley connects with Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. We’ll stop for the first photo runby of the day on the way back to Essex, where a cookout lunch and shop tours await.

Valley RR 40 Following the lunch break, we’ll reboard our special train for a trip north along the scenic Connecticut River to the end of operable track - newly extended approximately one mile for 2018! Along the way we’ll stop at Deep River, where 2-8-0 locomotive 97 (Alco-Cooke, 1926), freshly returned to operating condition this fall, will await our arrival. We’ll pose 97 with our train for a unique photo opportunity featuring all three of the Valley Railroad’s steam locomotives! Additional photo stops may be scheduled before our train returns to Essex around 4:30 PM.

Seating for this excursion is unreserved, in the Valley Railroad’s vintage coaches. There will be no snack or beverage service aboard the train. A cookout lunch (hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chips, brownie & beverages) and a shop tour are included with all train tickets.

This trip operates ONE DAY ONLY, rain or shine. All sales are final and tickets are not refundable. Tickets will be mailed to you about 10 days prior to the trip; we will send driving directions to the departure point in Essex with your tickets. Please notify us if special accommodations (handicap seating, etc.) are required.

THE BOSTON CONNECTION PACKAGE
Joseph's bus: Sit back and leave the driving to us! Our connecting motorcoach package offers a guaranteed connection with our ‘Valley Steam Extravaganza’ at Essex, Connecticut. Our restroom equipped motorcoach will leave Boston's South Station at 7:00 AM, the Riverside MBTA station at 7:20 AM and the Millbury Park & Ride (MassPike Exit 10A) at 7:50 AM. Return to South Station scheduled for 7:00 PM. Note: The Boston Connection Package requires a minimum of 25 passengers to operate.  FARES:

Sunday, October 28, 2018 'Valley Steam Extravaganza':

Option A - ‘Valley Steam’ Train-only: Includes unreserved train coach seat, cookout lunch & shop tours ONLY.

    Mass Bay RRE Member Train-only fare........................................$69*
    Non-member Train-only fare............................................................$79
    Youth Train-only fare.........................................................................$49

Option B - ‘Valley Steam’ Boston Connection Package: Includes unreserved train coach seat, cookout lunch, shop tours & round-trip motorcoach transportation from South Station (dep. 7:00 AM), Riverside (7:20 AM) or Millbury (7:50 AM).

    Mass Bay RRE Member Connection Package fare..................$119*
    Non-member Connection Package fare.....................................$129
    Youth Connection Package fare.....................................................$99

*One discounted seat per Mass Bay RRE member, except as noted in our Member Benefits policy.

Location Valley Railroad, One Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT
Sponsored by Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts