April 8, 9, 15 & 16
Share a ride on the train with the Easter Bunny!
Trains leave every half hour from noon to 4:30 PM.
Civil War Encampment
June 17 & 18
he New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association
sponsors a Civil War School of the Soldier as an instructional
drill for re-enactors as well as to educate the public about New
Jersey in the Civil War.
September 9 & 10
Pine Creek Railroad presents the annual Railroaders
Weekend. Passenger and freight trains parade every hour. Come
see vintage locomotives and trains in operation, shop tours,
exhibits and much more! Trains leave every half hour from 11:00
AM to 4:30 PM.
Haunted Express Night Time Rides!
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
Take a spooky nighttime ride and a walk through the
haunted woods of Allaire State Park. An annual tradition for
decades. Trains leave every half hour from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
The Christmas Express with Santa Claus!
A Holiday Tradition for over 35 years and a
sell-out every year! So popular that we've added more trains to
the schedule! Santa rides the Christmas Express and talks to
every child on the train. Call ahead on the day of the event.
Tickets go on sale beginning October 13 at 6:00 PM.
November 24, 25 & 26: 11:00
AM to 4:00 PM
December 2, 9 & 16: 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
December 3, 10 & 17: 11:00
AM to 4:00 PM
December 2, 9 & 16: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Trains leave every half hour.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS
You are purchasing tickets for a trip on a SET date
and time. Each person planning to ride the train requires a paid
ticket for this event, regardless of age. We strongly suggest
you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets go on sale
beginning October 14 at 6:00 PM, and may be purchased whenever
Halloween, Christmas and weekend trains are running.
Groups are Welcome!
Special accommodations are made for school groups, tours, day camps, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, weddings or any other special occasions.
As a vital part of its ongoing commitment to education, the New Jersey Museum of Transportation welcomes
hundreds of children from day care centers, day camps, and public and private schools to its Pine Creek Railroad, historic
buildings, and maintenance facility. Before riding our historic rolling stock, young passengers are briefed on railroad safety
by a qualified conductor-docent, who will accompany them on their ride to answer questions and point out items of interest
along the right-of-way. Time permitting, the visit may include a tour of the shop and car barn. An education packet for
teachers and counselors provides a brief history of the museum and partial roster of its equipment, an annotated timeline of
railroad history, and suggestions for follow-up activities.
To schedule a group event on a weekday, contact Allaire Village at 732-919-3500. To schedule a
group event on a weekend, contact Idella LuBrant at
For additional ride information, see our Special Events.