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Take the time to discover a quaint side of Connecticut at Essex Stream Train and Railroad Museum of New England during bus charter Connecticut visit

Taking a choo-choo in Connecticut

Mar 21, 2013

For charter bus visitors who love trains and railroad systems, there are miles of coastline, foliage of many colours, extreme change of seasons, rivers and forests in Connecticut for a lovely train ride. Be it taking a vintage train on a special route meant for charter bus visitors or just getting on the regular passenger train, there is much scenery to see along the way. The best way to see Connecticut is with a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Connecticut. Travel through Connecticut in style and comfort in your charter bus as your friendly, reliable charter bus driver takes you to your destination.

Don’t forget to take your charter bus to Essex where the Essex Steam Train has a couple of train cars restored and pulled by two coal locomotives. By taking the steam train, you get to experience the hissing steam and whistle blows like how it is like in the old days of gold, travelling along the tracks in a top speed of 20mph for 12 whole miles. This route passes the quaint towns, forest vistas and beautiful views of Connecticut river. Charter bus visitors can enjoy the colourful leaves in autumn or white winter wonderland in the winter. The railroad tracks goes through part of Selden Neck State Park which is usually only available by boat. Charter bus visitors can also reserve the Little Red Caboose for parties and celebrations.

The Naugatuck Railroad is located at the Railroad Museum of New England. The train leaves from the old 1881 Thomaston Station and goes for a full 20 mile round trip which goes on for about 75 minutes. These beautifully restored coaches go back as long as the 1920s and to add to the autenthicity, conductors in uniforms walk along the train to punch rental bus visitor’s ticket. This train route runs along Naugatuck River and through the inside of Mattatuck Forest which cannot be accessed by automobiles. Charter bus visitors are able to see the remains of Connecticut industrial age, such as mill buildings made from bricks, and the Thomaston Dam. There are special events on board like wine tasting, Halloween party and special rides such as Santa Express.

As for the Amtrak Northeast Regional train service, it passes alongside the Atlantic Coast of Connecticut and Long Island. In autumn, charter bus visitors get a chance to enjoy the multi-colored foliage as the train slowly pass the state of Connecticut. For charter bus visitors who prefer a more stately pace should take a trip in Amtrak’s quieter cars, where noise is kept to the minimum. This train will make a stop at coastal towns such as Mystic and New London where visitors can find an aquarium and seaport museum.

All of Connecticut's scenic train rides operate throughout the year. Spring and summer are the best time to take the coastal routes if charter bus visitors want to explore the towns along the way. Autumn is New England's favourite tourist season, when people come to see the change of colors. The tourist trains offer special holiday rides during the Christmas season. For a great time riding the rails in Connecticut, give Bus Charter Connecticut a call to find out how they can help you with their friendly, personalized service.

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