Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum

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Roundhouse with equipment ready for a night shoot. Photo copyright Andrew Fisher


The Museum is

Open for the season.

See the Special Events below!

May  - October     Saturdays  10:00AM – 4:00PM      Sundays  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum - Entrance at Bridge St. – Willimantic, CT, proceed down the gravel road.

Promo Video for the Museum!

Thanks to the students at ECSU for producing this promotional video of the museum.

Click the image to check it out:

Next event -

Railroad Day, September 2nd, 2017.

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A great day for history buffs and rail fans.

Ride the train, tour locomotive cabs and historic buildings, demonstrations of railroad.

Live music by Bruce John and great food by Tacos La Rosa and Canterbury Cone.

Special - new Event Tee Shirts available!


Museum Grant Challenge!!!

An anonymous member has put forth a $5000 Grant Challenge!
Here's how it works - the grant will match dollar for dollar up to $5000.
The grant will support roundhouse improvements and the purchase of locomotive batteries.
If you have no preference the money will go to general operating expenses. Make checks payable to Connecticut Eastern Chapter NRHS. Please note on the "For' line of your check your preferences.

May 17th "Drinking About Museums" visited the Railroad Museum.

The group of museum professionals, volunteers and people interested in museums meets once a month to visit and talk about ... museums.

For more info, visit

Attention All Connecticut Libraries

The Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum is participating in a Museum Pass Program. If interested please contact Robert A. LaMay at

Museum Passes are available at $100 each and admit 2 adults and 2 children (12 and under are Free)  free of charge. For more information please visit or "like" us on Facebook - Eastern-Railroad-Museum-122662274431468/

Visitors: Check with your local libary and ask them about the Museum Pass Program. 

Coming Sept. 23rd, the 14th Annual Night Photo Shoot.

See Events page for details.

Oct 9th was the 13th annual Night Photo Shoot, organized by Tom Nanos - New England Railroad Photography

Two photos by Tom Nanos.

Please visit our revised

Special Events

page to see coming events.


News and notes:

On the way into the museum June 17th was

P&W 4302 in new Genese & Wyoming paint

Right out of the box!

P&W 4302 in fresh G&W paint

Come see out newest addition:

Former P&W TC-401 American crane

P&W 25 ton self-propelled crane.

Early October saw an additional turnout on the P&W track outside the museum. Here is their track laying equipment waiting to go to work.


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