AAA Editor Notes
The Railroad Museum of New England is at 242 E. Main St. (from jct. SR 222, .5 mi. e. on US 6). Housed in the historic 1881 Thomaston Station, the museum offers a 20-mile, round-trip sightseeing excursion along the banks of the Naugatuck River and through Mattatuck State Forest. After boarding vintage, restored 1920s-era coach cars, passengers will see brass mills, a reminder of New England's industrial heritage, and enjoy a view of the river valley below the Thomaston Dam from a vantage point high above the spillway.
Exhibits of railroad equipment are on display at the station. Seasonal themed excursions depart during the fall and winter months.
Note: There are no restrooms on board; facilities are available at the station. Passengers should arrive half an hour before departure.