58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

Rails to the Darkside

Select Nights in October • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Do you dare ride into the dark?

When the Hartford and Springfield Street Railway built a branchline from Warehouse Point to Rockville in 1905, a small cemetery near Newberry Road stood in the way of a straight-as-an-arrow trolley line. The cemetery was relocated to a spot of dry land along Route 140 near the tracks. The air around the cemetery always had a chill after the move and the locals kept away, letting Mother Nature take over.

Years later as the trolley museum began planning for the Visitor Center, workers began surveying the land and found the gravestones from the old cemetery hidden in the woods. Oddly enough, further inspection found that there were only headstones... no coffins or remains were in the earth.

Today, during the darkest of the nights, the mournful cries of the abandoned dead are heard around old Newberry Road and the trolley museum's Newberry Siding. Do you dare ride to the darkside?

This event is not recommended for children.


Friday & Saturday • October 6-7

Friday & Saturday • October 13-14

Friday & Saturday • October 20-21

Friday & Saturday • October 27-28


Tickets can only be purchased at the trolley museum. Tickets purchased are good only the same night. There are no advance ticket sales nor reservations. Ticket sales end at 9:30 pm.

Planning tips for getting ahead of the crowds...

  • Which weekend? The first two weekends tend not to be as busy.
  • Which day? Smaller crowds means shorter lines on Fridays.
  • What time? Beat the line and come early in the night. The lines grow quick and ticket sales end at 9:30 pm.
Event Admission
Trolley Museum Member
Event Admission
All Ages

Connecticut Trolley Museum