Free Hi-Rail Rides With the Essex Steam Train | Kids Out and About Hartford

Free Hi-Rail Rides With the Essex Steam Train

*The event has already taken place on this date: Wed, 08/28/2019
The Friends of the Valley Railroad provide FREE rides in the Valley Railroad “Hi-Rail” van Saturdays in June and September. Parties of up to six persons (ages 4 and up) will enjoy a 3-mile round-trip ride on the Valley Railroad tracks, starting from Haddam Meadows State Park (Rte. 154, Haddam). Rides run between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and are on a first come, first served basis for each trip. This is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Valley Railroad equipment and operations – a treat for young and old rail fans alike!

Directions and information about Haddam Meadow State Park can be found at the Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) website here.

A PDF document of the Valley Railroad tracks and ongoing work to clear, repair, and maintain the right-of-way has been developed by the Friends of the Valley Railroad and can be viewed here.

A Hi-Rail vehicle is a vehicle that can operate both on rail tracks and a conventional road. They are called hi-rail, from highway and rail, or variations such as high-rail, HiRail, Hy-rail, road-rail, etc.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Haddam Meadows State Park
Haddam, CT, 06438
United States


Contact name: 
Pam Amodio
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All Ages Adults & kids together