Updated July 29, 2020
Dear BR&W Fans,
We're pleased to announce that BR&W Railroad will re-open this August! The "Hunterdon Flyer" will operate round-trips between Flemington and Bowne Stations on August 8, 15, 22-23, 29-30 and September 5-6. Tickets now available!
Several new policies and procedures will in place for our re-opening, for the protection of both our Staff and Guests. Among these changes, we have just launched ticketing with FareHarbor, which will slightly decrease the service fees for most transactions, and more importantly, allows us to implement touchless ticketing and check-in for your safety.
Our Steam Team is back to work, prepping steam locomotive #60 for service. Due to the COVID-19 situation, they are getting a much later start on this work than they would prefer. But don't worry, these guys are good at what they do! We are confident that steam will return for our 2020 Christmas program. Unfortunately, under the current circumstances we do not believe #60 will be able to operate in September or October. Please remember this plan is TENTATIVE, and depends on a lot of things going right for the Team as they work hard to catch up on work they normally would have had all spring to accomplish.
Other projects around the railroad are underway, including improvements to some of our coaches, not to mention all the preparations necessary to support this "new normal" we're all experiencing.
This October, we will operate our popular "Sunset Special" trains, featuring an evening journey from Flemington to Bowne. We will also offer Pumpkin Trains in October. November and December will feature a modified version of our North Pole Express service, with many changes in place to support social distancing requirements.
Please note that until further notice, only on-duty Staff and ticketed Guests are permitted on BR&W property, including the platform at Flemington Station. The Ringoes yard / station / museum area is completely closed to guests. All Guests will begin their visit at Flemington for the duration of 2020.
All of us at BR&W appreciate your continued patience as we get the wheels rolling again! We will continue releasing tickets and details for our 2020 events as soon as possible. Meanwhile, please carefully review our complete COVID-19 policy here. There are several important (temporary) changes in place that you should be aware of BEFORE planning your trip to BR&W. Until we re-open, you can support us with your pre-purchase of train tickets, or with a purchase from our online store that we launched this spring. We can't wait to see you at the railroad!
The Volunteer Railroaders of BR&W
About BR&W Railroad
BR&W is the little-railroad-that-could, serving our community for over 50 years. Our volunteer staff is dedicated to preserving railroad history and offering our guests the opportunity to experience old fashioned steam railroading right here in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. We're proud to offer trains and events for every occasion, from holiday themed events to date night and rail-fan specials, there's something for everyone!