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Railroad Museum [for a day] 2018
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Railroad Museum [for a day] 2018

Museum [for a day] is hosted by the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, owners of the largest and most historic railroad collection in New Jersey. During the once-a-year event, the URHS Restoration Facility in Boonton, NJ will become New Jersey's largest railroad museum. Museum [for a day] provides a rare, family-friendly opportunity to admire, explore, and go inside of our historic trains and learn about their connection to the region we live in. 

Tri-State's Morristown & Erie 19 and several of our cabooses will be on display and open for tours!

More information is available at www.museumforaday.com.

EVENT DETAILS:

When - Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where - 104 Morris Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005
Admission Prices -

  • Adults (age 12+) - $5.00

  • Children (ages 3-11) - $3.00

  • Boy Scouts in uniform - $3.00

ACTIVITIES:

  • Discover and explore over a dozen pieces of restored historic railroad equipment from New Jersey, inside and out

  • Visit vintage cars, trucks, buses, and military vehicles

  • Enjoy live music and freshly-cooked food

  • Meet and talk to railroaders and railroad preservationists

  • Learn about railroad historical preservation efforts in New Jersey

  • If you're a Boy Scout, earn a special patch, or even Railroading Merit Badge

  • Visit the Boonton Day street fair, just up the road

PARKING:

Event parking is available at the Upper Plane Street municipal lot (click here for directions). This lot is located directly adjacent to the Boonton Day street fair on Main Street, and a free shuttle bus will be available to take you to Museum [for a day].

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Railroad Museum [for a day] 2017
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Railroad Museum [for a day] 2017

Museum [for a day] is hosted by the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, owners of the largest and most historic railroad collection in New Jersey. During the once-a-year event, the URHS Restoration Facility in Boonton, NJ will become New Jersey's largest railroad museum. Museum [for a day] provides a rare, family-friendly opportunity to admire, explore, and go inside of our historic trains and learn about their connection to the region we live in. 

This year, Tri-State's Morristown & Erie 19 and several of our cabooses will be on display and open for tours!

More information is available at

EVENT DETAILS:

When - Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where - 104 Morris Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005
Admission Prices -

  • Adults (age 12+) - $5.00
  • Children (ages 3-11) - $3.00
  • Boy Scouts in uniform - $3.00

ACTIVITIES:

  • Discover and explore over a dozen pieces of restored historic railroad equipment from New Jersey, inside and out
  • Visit vintage cars, trucks, buses, and military vehicles
  • Enjoy live music and freshly-cooked food
  • Meet and talk to railroaders and railroad preservationists
  • Learn about railroad historical preservation efforts in New Jersey
  • If you're a Boy Scout, earn a special patch, or even Railroading Merit Badge
  • Visit the Boonton Day street fair, just up the road

PARKING:

Event parking is available at the Upper Plane Street municipal lot (click here for directions). This lot is located directly adjacent to the Boonton Day street fair on Main Street, and a free shuttle bus will be available to take you to Museum [for a day].

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Steamtown Railfest 2017
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Steamtown Railfest 2017

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Tri-State will be a featured guest at Steamtown's Railfest 2017. This weekend-long event celebrates railroading and the trades in all of its forms. This year's theme is the Steam-Diesel Transition. Expect diesel powered train excursions to Moscow, PA with Tri-State's F3 No. 663, steam engine No. 26 on the Scranton Limited, the Caboose Experience, and rail motor car trips in different segments of the yard.

Our No. 19 will be on site as the only featured visiting locomotive as well!

Food tents will be available on the Steamtown grounds. Steamtown will also provide transportation, along with COLTS to La Festa Italiana, located a few blocks away at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square.

The Locomotive Shop will be open during Railfest so you can see different types of machinery in use. Machinists will explain the function of the devices, and how they work to preserve railroad artifacts. In the Office and Storage Building, railroad art and photos from Steamtown's vast archive will be on display.

Price for entrance to Railfest is $7.00 per adult, aged 16 and up. Under 16 has no charge. Your America the Beautiful Senior, Access and Annual pass can waive your park admission fees. Telephone (570) 340-5204 for details.

Excursion tickets to Moscow, PA are $24.00 for adults, aged 16-61. Senior tickets, aged 62 and over. are $22.00. Tickets for children aged 6-15 are $17.00. Up to age 5 require a ticket at no cost.

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