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Father's Day Caboose Hop


Passengers can climb aboard the caboose of their choice and experience an old-fashioned, pleasant way of spending a Sunday afternoon with the Family. While swaying to the motion of the old cars you can listen to the nostalgic “clickety-clack” sounds the wheels make as they clatter over the rail joints. The 45-minute round trip allows visitors to view the train and countryside as only Railroaders did for over 100 years.

The 10-mile round trip Train Ride is part of the Museum's Operating Heritage Railroad Excursions and travels the Route of the Historic Whippanong Trail through Whippany, East Hanover, Livingston and Roseland in Morris and Essex Counties. The train passes through the remnants of pre-historic Glacial Lake Passaic, a natural swamp which supports abundant wildlife, such as deer, turtles, wild turkeys, hawks and rabbits.

The ride also features the thrill of crossing high above the Passaic River over a historic bridge.

For a slightly higher fare, you can upgrade your excursion experience by choosing to ride in our elegantly-restored 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey club car, 'Jersey Coast'. This beautiful car features all the amenities offered by the CNJ's deluxe Blue Comet passenger train of the 1930's. Inside it has the look and feel of a private club, with details like individual leather chairs, mahogany interior accented with stained glass, built-in tables and old time ceiling fans. Feel like a millionaire for 45 minutes while traveling in this carefully restored relic from another age!

Trains depart Whippany at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM

This train is sponsored by the Whippany Railway Museum and operated thru the Morristown & Erie Railway.

Earlier Event: May 19
Armed Forces Day
Later Event: July 8
Ice Cream Train Caboose Hop