Millie and the Milford Extension
Millie's Moving On Down The Line
We Need Your Help!
The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society is currently operating steam & diesel train rides from Phillipsburg, running eight miles south to just outside of Riegelsville NJ, our current end of track. Close to 100,000 people ride our trains annually. Our goal is to run the railroad line all the way into the quaint country town of Milford, only another five miles away.
The line to Milford is filled with beautiful views of rivers and farmlands. Once completed, the railroad to Milford will be key to the economic stimulus of this historic river town. The railroad will make possible the development of tourism based businesses. Some possibilities include, river and rail canoe trains, dinner trains, and connections to other railroad events such as our winery train and seasonal events. Last year we started the journey to Milford, please help us make the completion of this dream a reality by contributing today.
"Buy-A-Tie, Millie and the Milford Extension".
The purpose of the ‘"Buy-A-Tie" program is to raise funds to purchase and install railroad ties, rebuilding the section of the former Pennsylvania Railroad from a mile north of Milford Station (the end of the track we rehabilitated last year), as far North as the money we raise will take us. This will help us close the gap to Riegelsville, eventually connecting Milford to Riegelsville, and points north.Railroad restoration status: while the 15 miles of railroad between Phillipsburg and Milford is intact and passable, the first mile north out of Milford is suitable for passenger service, the next six miles to Riegelsville are not. On September 23, 2017 the Town of Milford will be holding its annual Milford Alive Event. The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society (NYSWTHS) would like to once again bring a train to Milford, for everyone to enjoy. The goal of this fundraiser is to restore another mile of track to the north from Milford, this could close the gap to only 4 miles of railroad needing restoration by the end of 2017! The NYSWTHS has set a goal of $50,000 for 2017, we would need to have the funds raised by August 15th in order to rebuild the track in time for Milford Alive 2017. The Society is also planing on returning to Milford for the Milford Halloween parade on Oct 29th.
The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical &
Historical Society is a non
profit company as recognized by the Internal Revenue
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Please consult your tax advisor for further
information regarding the deductibility of this
On behalf of the NYSWTHS, we would like to thank you for your consideration in supporting this truly historic event. Imagine, the second train in Milford, NJ in 15 years. Through the support of people like you, we have been able to advance our commitment to preserving railroad equipment and archives, as well as educate the general public about railroad safety and heritage here in beautiful Western New Jersey.
Any single person or company making a donation of $250.00 or more will have their name engraved on a plaque to be placed on our train as well as an "I supported Millie" Tee shirt.
Please make sure you tell us the size T-shirt you desire ( S, M,L or XL).
Many of you may have a company match program at work for 501(c)(3) orginazations. Please check if one exists, quite often they will match your donation!
This is our second time going to the Polar Express and we loved it. It's whimsical feel makes even the adults become children again. My kids had so much fun as always! Can't wait for next year.
This was our first time riding The Polar Express. Our family of 5 has older kids - 14, 12, & 9. Everyone had an amazing time and I'm sorry it took this long for us to go. Inside the train is decorated with Christmas lights and was very festive. The entertainment was continuous and fun! Magician, jugglers, plate spinner, elfs, Santa, train conductor, ticket puncher, guitarist, bango player. We had upper level seats and would definitely choose lower level next time but the staff and entertainment included us in everything. My 14 y/o said he didn't really want to go because he thought it would be babyish but afterward he said he had a great time and wanted to go again next year. Parking is offsite with buses and trolleys to take you to the train and then to take you back to your car. Wait times each way were less than 5 minutes.
We enjoyed The Polar Express train ride 5 years ago when our first grandson was 3 years old. We all love the story, and have watched the movie literally hundreds of times. Since then we've taken our expanding family on another Polar Express train in another location, but it wasn't nearly as special as this one. This year we came back to Phillipsburg and brought our younger daughter's fiancй and his whole family ~ 19 of us in all ~ and once again we found it to be a fabulous experience for all generations! I would very highly recommend it!
I have taken my son on the Polar Express about four times and this one by far was the best! I love the added addition of the elf! His energy and enthusiasm was over-the-top! I hope you guys bring him back! And I loved this year's Santa! He has the energy needed to engage the children and help make their experience fun!
Located at the intersection of Interstate 78 and Highway 22 we are exactly 73 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Please click here for directions.
Transbridge Lines operates into Easton Pennsylvania. The bus station is under one mile away, just a short taxi ride or walk. Click here for the bus companies web site.
Via Uber or local taxi companies we are just a short ride from the bus station in Easton Pennsylvania.