Look for Flagg Coal #75 on the Naugatuck Railroad, June 8-17
Hank the Tank returns to the Naugatuck Railroad!
“Hank the Tank Engine” will be the star attraction at this summer’s June 8 – 17 event, including Father’s Day Weekend! In addition to riding the train behind a real coal-fired steam engine, there will be story book readings, live music and fun activities for kids and families.
Flagg Coal Co. 0-4-0T No. 75 will operate at the Railroad Museum of New England’s Naugatuck Railroad over the weekends of June 8-10 and 15-17.
The locomotive was built in 1930 by the Vulcan Iron Works of Wilkes Barre, Pa. It is currently owned by John and Byron Gramling and has traveled around the the country each year offering steam train rides at railway museums and tourist railroads .
During the two weekends of steam operation on the Naugatuck, special displays and activities will be available for families. Fares are adults and seniors $20, children (3-12) $15, toddlers age 2 and under free.
The original Naugatuck Railroad was chartered in 1845, and opened in 1849 between Bridgeport and Winsted, adjacent to the Naugatuck River. Due to changing economic conditions over the years, there were several ownership changes until regular service north of Waterbury was discontinued in 1995. Around the same time, the Railroad Museum of New England was looking for a new home. The old Naugatuck Railroad name was restored by state charter and the first passenger trains began running again in 1996.
The Naugatuck Railroad offers fun and exciting train rides each season from April through December.
To get more scheduling information go to http://rmne.org/schedule/index.php.
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