A beautiful ride along the Delaware River!
Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers
children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with
classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine . Parents,
grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in
the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer
miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new
generation to the timeless excitement of railroading. The
train pulled by Thomas leaves every hour on the hour, 10 am
to 5 pm. You may also ride the River Train along the scenic
Delaware River to Pinchers Point, New Jersey (an hour long round trip). For an added adventure take the
River Train to the Ol' Susquehanna Mine , enjoy the animated
Mine Shaft Explosion, History and learn how to pan for Gem
Stones that you can take home!.The trips pulled by Thomas
take you along the beautiful Delaware River to North
Carpentersville New Jersey, a 25 minute ride. The River
Train pulled by our STEAM locomotive #142 follows the same
route journeying further along the river to Edingers with a
brief stop at the "Old Susquehanna" gem stone mine. At the
mine you may get off , visit the mine and learn how to pan
for gems. Each passenger receives a bag of mine tiling's , a
brief history of the mine and use of the sluice to prospect
for their very own gem stones they can bring home!
You may also purchase tickets the day of the event for all trains although we advise that you purchase your tickets in advance. Trains to and from the mine depart every hour. Stay at the mine as little as an hour or as long as you like!
Experience the exploding mine shaft tour-- its a hoot!
Join us for a beautiful ride behind our historic railroad equipment. All year long you can ride along the beautiful Delaware river departing from Phillipsburg New Jersey
Take a private tour of lovely gardens located on historic
properties in Pohatcong Township.
Start with a train ride ride along the scenic banks of the Delaware River where you will pass quaint hamlets, farms, historic lime kilns and beautiful river views.
Next a bus will take you to three gardens that will delight your eyes and nose and inspire you with gardening ideas.
To finish, you will be treated to a wine tastings at Villa Milagro Vineyards with hot hors d'oeuvres.
A boxed lunch is included in the day.
Gemstone Panning is a great activity for all ages.
Participants may find up to 11 ounces of gemstones in a
single bag which may include amethyst, rubies, rose quartz,
emeralds, crystals, and an arrowhead. All gems are of high
quality and may be suitable for cutting, polishing, and
mounting. With every mine train ticker you will receive one
bag of mining ore from the Ole' Susquehanna Mine.
Upon arriving at the mine site your guide will tell you the story of Sylas Smith and how he found the mine and about his tragic death which left the mind uncovered until this very year! Next you will walk over the the Ol' Susquehanna mines operating sluice and learn how to pan for gem stones. once you understand how to pan give it a try and see if you can find some gems!
Ride the train to the beautiful century old Snyder farm. At the farm the fun begins! There are two games we can play in the maze. While visiting the farm feel free to use our beautiful picnic grove and return on any train during the day!