The Volunteer Railroaders Association announces the return of their very popular Easter Bunny Train Rides. This year they’re being run on April 4th and 5th. These express trains depart from 2 new NJ locations. These fun rides offer new sights for families to see and delight their kids.
Online PR News – 01-March-2009 – – Tickets are $13 and $9 for children under twelve. Purchases online at http://www.easterbunnytrain.com/ will save 50 cents per ticket. Major credit cards are accepted
The April 4th train departures from the NJ Transit 'Wayne Route 23 Transit Center' station are: 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm. These trips will run out through Morris County before turning back at Dover. Along the way the trains will pass by the Boonton Restoration yard, where much of the railroad equipment destined for the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center is stored.
These trips have been very well received - “The event was very well-organized and enjoyable. Obviously much time & effort goes into the planning and it shows.”
The April 5th train departures from the NJ Transit 'Route 17 Ramsey' station are: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. These trips will run up through scenic Rockland and Orange County New York and will feature a run over the 3200 foot long and almost 200 foot high Moodna Viaduct, the highest and longest trestle east of the Mississippi, a sight you will never forget.
During these 90 minute rides the Easter Bunny will hop through the train and visit each child and give them a special gift from his basket. In addition each child can have their picture taken with the bunny so they can always remember their ride, so bring your cameras. Also on board will be other cartoon characters to entertain the kids and make for a great day out for all on board. For more information or to order tickets call the VRA at 973-238-0555 or visit them on line at http://www.easterbunnytrain.com/ Major credit cards are accepted.
These trips are being run to help raise funds to restore and preserve the historic NYS&W Hawthorne train station. This little train station has been sitting on the corner of Diamond Bridge and Royal Avenues in Hawthorne for over 100 years and is a fixture in the middle of this NJ town.
So why not gather up the kids and Grandparents and join the VRA and the Easter Bunny on these fun train rides. You will not only have a great time with your family you will also be helping to preserve history for generations to come to enjoy. Tickets for these trains usually sell out quickly so don’t delay call or visit them on-line today. The VRA staffs their ticket office on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm All other times just leave a message and they will call you back.