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Don't miss this unique rail adventure - only from Mass Bay RRE!

SECOND EXCURSION ADDED ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30!
OBSERVATION CAR, PARLOR CAR AND COACH SEATS AVAILABLE!

‘Two Rivers Steam Special’
on the Providence & Worcester Railroad, Amtrak and the Valley Railroad

P&W Train

Worcester - Putnam, CT - Groton - Old Saybrook - Essex, CT - Goodspeeds & Return

Sunday, October 30, 2016 ONLY!!

Mass Bay RRE joins forces with the Providence & Worcester Railroad and the Valley Railroad to offer this unique charter train experience, operating over three railroads with diesel and steam power!

Our special train will depart from the P&W's headquarters on Hammond Street in Worcester at 8:30 AM for the trip south on the P&W's Norwich Branch. After an additional stop for passengers at Putnam, CT, we'll continue on through Plainfield and Norwich, running alongside the Thames River for the rest of the trip to Groton.

At Groton, we'll take the west leg of the wye onto Amtrak's Northeast Corridor main line for the dash to Old Saybrook, where we'll turn north onto the tracks of the Valley Railroad.

At Old Saybrook, the Valley Railroad's 2-8-2 steam locomotive New Haven 3025 will be waiting to take over our train. We'll swap power and head north on the Valley Railroad behind the 3025, passing through Essex and along the Connecticut River to the end of the operable track at Goodspeeds. Naturally, there will be a photo runby along the way! At Goodspeeds, the 3025 will run around our train on the new runaround track before hauling us south back to Old Saybrook. After a quick engine change, we'll retrace our route through Groton and Norwich, arriving back at Worcester around 9:15 PM.

P&W TRainOur train will consist of the P&W’s excursion fleet of refurbished former Amtrak passenger equipment. In addition to standard coach seats, (below, far left), Deluxe Coach seating is available in the parlor car “Massachusetts” (below, center left) for a modest additional fare. First-Class seating in swivel chairs is available in the parlor car “Massachusetts”(below, center right) or in lounge chairs in the observation car “New Englander” (below, far right). The Deluxe and First-Class fares include complimentary light snack and beverage service throughout the trip.

All seats are reserved and assigned in advance. Passengers wishing to sit together should order tickets together as a group.

Coach interiorParlor Car Interior 1Parlor Car Interior 2Observation Car Interior

The ‘Two Rivers Steam Special’ operates ONE DAY ONLY, rain or shine. All sales are final and tickets are not refundable. Alcoholic beverages and smoking will not be permitted aboard this train. Tickets will be mailed to you in mid-October along with driving directions to the departure point in Worcester.   Special discounted fares are available for Mass Bay RRE members only. Please notify us before ordering if special accommodations (handicap seating, etc.) are required.

Note: There will be NO connection at Worcester Union Station for this trip!

FARES:

Sunday, October 30, 2016 'Two Rivers Steam Special' Excursion Train:

Coach Seating
Adult Mass Bay RRE Member Coach Fare.......................................... $134*
Adult Non-member Coach Fare....................................................... $154
Youth Coach Fare (ages 18 & under) ................................................ $79

Premium Seating (add to basic Coach fares above)
Deluxe Coach seating ...................................................................+$35 Sold Out as of 9/2!
Deluxe Parlor Car seating Supplemental Fare...................................+$100 Call for availability!
Deluxe Observation Car Supplemental Fare.....................................+$100
Call for availability!

Note: The excursion on Saturday, Oct. 29 is completely SOLD OUT!

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

Teephone orders are accepted at 978-470-2066 between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM M-F with Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

FOOD SERVICE:

The dining car on our train will offer freshly-cooked hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the trip. In addition, we will offer an expanded dinner menu on the return trip. This expanded menu will be posted here as soon as it is determined. Passengers are welcome to bring their own food and drink aboard the train (no alcohol, please).

ACCOMMODATIONS IN & AROUND WORCESTER:

There are a number of major hotels in a variety of price ranges located in Worcester and in Auburn, which is south of Worcester along the Massachusetts Turnpike at I-290. We suggest you try the following searches in Google: hotel Worcester MA and hotel Auburn MA

HOW TO ORDER

Tickets may be ordered by mail or by telephone at 978-470-2066 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Sorry, tickets are not sold on line through our web site.

If ordering by mail, p lease use the order form to order your tour ticket and box lunch. Be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope for return of your tickets. Full particulars of the tour and directions to the boarding locations will be sent with your tickets about seven to ten days before the trip. For further information please call our information line at 978-470-2066, or send e-mail to: trips@massbayrre.org.

To download a printable copy of the trip flyer and order form, Click Here.

Mass Bay RRE is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] Massachusetts educational corporation.

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Page updated September 22, 2016