Naugatuck RR Excursion – June 2024

The Nutmeg Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) is proud to announce, in partnership with the Naugatuck Railroad, that there will be a special rare-mileage excursion to take place on Saturday June 15th, 2024. We hope you will join us for a special day of riding and railfanning the fantastic Naugatuck Railroad in scenic western Connecticut.

Historic Thomaston Station
242 East Main Street
Thomaston, CT 06787

This SPECIAL EVENT is open to EVERYONE!
You do not need to be an NMRA member or a guest of an NMRA member to attend this fantastic opportunity.
For those of you that have already signed up, we thank you very much. There is still room for more.
Tickets will be at a cost of $40 per person. Boxed lunches will also be available at an additional cost of $9 per person.
The excursion will begin at 9:30AM sharp on the 15th of June 2024, at The Historic Thomaston Station.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:45 AM, to allow for proper parking, payment and ticket gathering, and boarding procedures, as well as any last-minute announcements.

This train excursion will include on-train bathroom facilities and AC in one car, provided the car is mechanically available that day (aways a challenge; never a guarantee).

Tentative June 15th, 2024, Schedule:

  • 8:45AM Latest Arrival
  • 9:30AM Train departs Historic Thomaston Station
  • The ride will encompass all currently operable trackage to both Torrington and Waterbury, including sections not used for their regularly scheduled excursions.
  • There will be a docent on board.
  • Weather permitting, 2 photo run-bys will be scheduled along the line.
  • A special tour of the Restoration Shops and storage yard will take place.
  • There will be a docent at the Restoration Shop.
  • The expected duration of the ride and tour will be approximately 3 ½ hours.
  • Following the ride, a tour of local model railroad layouts (such as the Torrington Area Modelers), will be available for those who wish to participate. See the description of the layout at the end of this message.

Payment for the ticket(s) and box lunches can be made by cash or check on the day of the event or by PayPal prior to the event.
· Checks should be made payable to “The Nutmeg Division” and include “Naugatuck Special Event” as the note on your check.
· If you plan to pay by PayPal, here is the information that you will need:
Go to PayPal
Log In
Choose send
Type in “Nutmeg”
Click on “Nutmeg Division…”
Add amount and bank information
Click send
Those interested in attending (regardless of the payment method), must pre-register by sending an e-mail or phone call to: Ronald Pelletier (email is the preferrable method) nmranutmegmembership@comcast.net, (860-977-5573) prior to June 8, 2024, so that arrangements (including the obtaining of the boxed lunches) can be achieved.
Please provide the following information:
· Your name and the name of all the other people in your party (if
more than just yourself).
· If you happen to be an NMRA member please also provide your
membership number
· If you require a boxed lunch

Boxed lunch option provides a turkey sandwich, fruit cup and chips/crackers.
Soda and water will be provided by the Railroad

All are welcome and encourage to attend from neighboring NMRA divisions.

Inquiries may be made to: nmranutmegmembership@comcast.net