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Special Events Schedule 2017

NOTE: Please check our website for updated information. All riders require tickets, regardless of age, for special event trains.

ALL tickets must be purchased in person at the station. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are accepted for payment. No refunds on any purchased tickets.

Easter Express

April 8, 9, 15 & 16
Fare: $5.00

Share a ride on the train with the Easter Bunny! Trains leave every half hour from noon to 4:30 PM.

Civil War Encampment

June 17 & 18
Fare: $5.00

he New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association sponsors a Civil War School of the Soldier as an instructional drill for re-enactors as well as to educate the public about New Jersey in the Civil War.

Railroader’s Weekend

September 9 & 10
Fare: $5.00

Pine Creek Railroad presents the annual Railroaders Weekend. Passenger and freight trains parade every hour. Come see vintage locomotives and trains in operation, shop tours, exhibits and much more! Trains leave every half hour from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Haunted Express Night Time Rides!

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
Fare: $7.50

Take a spooky nighttime ride and a walk through the haunted woods of Allaire State Park. An annual tradition for decades. Trains leave every half hour from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

The Christmas Express with Santa Claus!

A Holiday Tradition for over 35 years and a sell-out every year! So popular that we've added more trains to the schedule! Santa rides the Christmas Express and talks to every child on the train. Call ahead on the day of the event. Tickets go on sale beginning October 13 at 6:00 PM.

Daytime Rides

November 24, 25 & 26: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
December 2, 9 & 16: 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
December 3, 10 & 17: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fare: $6.00

Nighttime Rides

December 2, 9 & 16: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Fare: $6.00

Trains leave every half hour.

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS

You are purchasing tickets for a trip on a SET date and time. Each person planning to ride the train requires a paid ticket for this event, regardless of age. We strongly suggest you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets go on sale beginning October 14 at 6:00 PM, and may be purchased whenever Halloween, Christmas and weekend trains are running.

Groups are Welcome!

Special accommodations are made for school groups, tours, day camps, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, weddings or any other special occasions.

As a vital part of its ongoing commitment to education, the New Jersey Museum of Transportation welcomes hundreds of children from day care centers, day camps, and public and private schools to its Pine Creek Railroad, historic buildings, and maintenance facility. Before riding our historic rolling stock, young passengers are briefed on railroad safety by a qualified conductor-docent, who will accompany them on their ride to answer questions and point out items of interest along the right-of-way. Time permitting, the visit may include a tour of the shop and car barn. An education packet for teachers and counselors provides a brief history of the museum and partial roster of its equipment, an annotated timeline of railroad history, and suggestions for follow-up activities.

To schedule a group event on a weekday, contact Allaire Village at 732-919-3500. To schedule a group event on a weekend, contact Idella LuBrant at ilubrant@njmt.org.

For additional ride information, see our Special Events.

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