This is a heritage railroad originally founded in 1868 and based in Connecticut. A heritage railway, preserved railway, tourist railway or tourist railroad is a railway that is run as a tourist attraction, in many cases by volunteers. These operations typically seek to recreate or preserve railway scenes of the past. However, not all tourist railways are heritage railways.
The Essex Steam Train is the only steam train and riverboat connection in the country. It travels through the scenic towns of Deep River and Chester and features two coal-fired locomotives and a collection of restored railroad cars. At the historic 1892 Essex Station, passengers board vintage rail cars pulled by an operating steam locomotive. The train travels to Deep River Landing, where passengers can take an optional trip aboard the Becky Thatcher riverboat on the Connecticut River.Bobby and Granville enjoyed the hour-long ride through the Connecticut countryside.
And, this weekend they will be going on another train adventure.
We are visiting in RI to meet Bobby’s little sister, granddaughter #1 Elizabeth – barely 2 weeks old, just over 6 lbs. and being held by grandparents Beatrice & Grenville.
Can you tell she’s already won our hearts . . .