MORRIS COUNTY — Celebrate the return of spring with a ride on the Whippany Railway Museum’s 25th Annual “Easter Bunny Express,” a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland with the Easter Bunny on board on Saturday, April 8; Sunday, April 9 and Saturday, April 15.
During each excursion, the Easter Bunny makes his way through the train and visits with the children on board. The bunny’s helpers follow along, giving the kids a special Easter Gift.
This year, special guests Cinderella and her stepsisters will be along as they help the Easter Bunny welcome spring.
The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland and return will allow children to learn about and experience the history of New Jersey’s railroad and transportation heritage.
The Whippany Railway Museum’s Easter train is the original excursion of its type in the North Jersey area. Since 1992 the Easter Trains have been complete sell-outs. Passengers can combine the thrill of riding the Springtime Streamliner along with touring the museum site, with its collection of historic railroad locomotives, rolling stock, operating model train layouts and vintage farm tractors.
In addition to the regular coaches that make up the train, make the day extra special by purchasing limited tickets for a nostalgic Easter ride aboard the museum’s elegant 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ) ‘Club Car’ Jersey Coast.
The car has the look and feel of a private club with individual leather chairs, mahogany interior accented with stained glass, built-in tables and period ceiling fans. The Jersey Coast recalls the 1930’s when the CNJ operated its deluxe coach train, The Blue Comet between Jersey City and Atlantic City. The striking, authentic exterior paint scheme of cream and blue reminds one of a comet streaking through space. It is the only car of its type operating in New Jersey.
Departures are 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., rain, snow or shine from 1 Railroad Plaza, at the intersection of Route 10 West and Whippany Road.
Train fare is, adult: $14.00; child under 12, $9.00; infants one year and under, free. The fare includes admission to museum building and grounds.
For tickets and more information click here or call (973) 887-8177.