Essex Steam Train Eco-Excursion EAGLE FLYER
Jan. 28, 2013
-- The Essex Steam Train will operate its annual Eagle Flyer e
co-excursion on President's Day Weekend, February 16 & 17, 2013. This unique journey through the Connecticut River Valley is a great way to enjoy fresh air and catch a glimpse of local wildlife with the whole family. The 2 ½ hour trip begins with a Vintage Diesel Locomotive 0900 at Essex Station. Train riders can hop aboard along with a group of Master Wildlife Conservationists from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. These expert naturalists will act as guides, teaching riders about our national symbol, the Bald Eagle, and its migration south to the Connecticut River Valley.
The Essex Steam Train operates the Eagle Flyer every year to help the people of Connecticut explore their local environment. The trip is perfect for all adults and children over the age of 2. Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras to capture beautiful photos of Connecticut’
s birds and wildlife. After the event, guests can post their best photos on the Essex Steam Train’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/steamtrain97
Coffee, tea, hot cocoa and snacks will be available onboard. The train is scheduled to make local stops in Deep River, Chester, Eagle Landing State Park and Haddam. The 16-acre Eagle Landing State Park is one of Connecticut’
s newest state parks, and is an ideal location for scenic and bird watching tours.
Tours depart at 11am and 2pm from Essex on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17. Passengers are accepted at Deep River, Chester, Hadlyme & Haddam on a space-as-available basis and tickets are cash only at these local stops. Tickets can also be purchased online or at the Essex Station where all forms of payment are accepted. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-11 (children under age 2 are free). For more information, and to buy tickets online, visit www.essexsteamtrain.com/eagleflyer.html
.About the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Owned and operated by the Valley Railroad Company, the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is a unique historic attraction in the Connecticut River Valley. The Valley Railroad Company has been in existence since 1868, and has operated today’s well-known train and riverboat for over 40 years. The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat transports people on exciting excursions through the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley, a placed designated as "one of the last great places on earth" by the Nature Conservancy. The steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches at 20 mph through the quintessential New England towns of Deep River and Chester, and the historic Riverboat takes visits to the undeveloped Selden Neck State Park. The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat offers various eco-excursions and family themed events throughout the year. For more information visit www.essexsteamtrain.com
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