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Special Events Schedule 2019

NOTE: Please check our website for updated information. All riders require tickets, regardless of age, for special event trains.

ALL tickets must be purchased in person at the station. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are accepted for payment. No refunds on any purchased tickets.

Easter Express

April 12 & 13, 19 & 20
Fare: $5.00

Share a ride on the train with the Easter Bunny! Trains leave every half hour from noon to 4:30 PM.

History of Trains for Kids

May 4
Fare: $4.00 (kids under 3 free)

NEW EVENT! Please stop back again for more details.

Civil War Encampment

June 1 & 2
Fare: $5.00

The New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association will sponsor Actions at Rural Plains, an instructional event for re-enactors as well as to educate the public about New Jersey in the Civil War.

Railroader’s Weekend

September 7 & 8
Fare: $5.00

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 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26
Fare: $7.50

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. Tickets are available the night of the event (no advance sales). This event is weather-permitting; please call ahead to be sure we're running.

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 to verify availability. Tickets go on sale beginning October 11 at 6:00 PM.

Daytime Rides

November 29 & 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fare: $6.00

Nighttime Rides

December 7, 14 & 21
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Fare: $6.00

Trains leave every half hour.


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 11 at 6:00 PM, and thereafter may be purchased whenever Halloween, Christmas and weekend trains are running.

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