The Great Pumpkin Train Comes to New Jersey

Toms River Macaroni Kid is Giving Away 4 Tickets!

By Toms River Macaroni Kid September 25, 2018

The Great Pumpkin Train rides the rails -starting September 29th through the end of October (weekends). It’s a beautiful Fall trip along the Delaware River and every child receives a free pumpkin! 

You may combine any of the events for a full day of family fun. Choose the  Corn Maze Train, visit The Susquehanna Mining Company or simply enjoy a relaxing trip along the Delaware River.

The Great Pumpkin Train: The great Pumpkin Train  runs from October 5th to the end of October, weekends. Ride our steam train through the beautiful fall landscape of Western New Jersey. Take the train to the pumpkin patch located in a little glade in front of the historic Carpentersville Lime Kilns dating from the 1700′s. Once we arrive at the Pumpkin Patch  everyone is welcome to get  off the train and EVERY CHILD can pick their own pumpkin for FREE.

Toms River Macaroni Kid is excited to be giving away a 4-pack of tickets to The Great Pumpkin Train Ride. Keep reading to find out how you can enter!


Corn Maze: Come play the game where getting lost is half the fun! To buy tickets visit the ticket office and purchase a steam train ride and choose the “Corn Maze” add on. Take the train to the maze where you can have a nice calm picnic lunch in our shaded picnic grove, visit the Susquehanna Mining Company ( for an additional fee) and play the corn maze game. You goal is to make it through each maze and finding each of the 12 check points! Also available for your families enjoyment is  one of a kind 30 foot bouncy COW!

The Susquehanna Mining Company: The original mine shaft is back in production.  Come tour the grounds, listen to an interactive history of the ol’ Susquehanna Mine and pan for real gem stones you can take home. One person in each group  can “blow the mine” and everyone can witness the mine shaft explosion.* Gemstone Panning is a great activity for all ages.  Participants may find up to 11 ounces of gemstones in a single bag which may include amethyst, rubies, rose quartz, emeralds, crystals, and an arrowhead.  All gems are of high quality and may be suitable for cutting, polishing, and mounting. With every mine train ticker you will  receive one bag of  mining ore from  the Ole’ Susquehanna Mine. Upon arriving at the mine site your guide will tell you the story of Sylas Smith and how he found the mine and about his tragic death which left the mind uncovered until this very year! Next you will walk over the the Ole’ Susquehanna mines operating sluice and learn how to pan for gem stones. once you understand how to pan give it a try and see if you can find some gems.

The train leaves the station starting this weekend along with every Saturday and Sunday in October. Scheduled times are 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM. Tickets are $12 for children and $18 for adults.  For just $5 more you can add on the Corn Maze or The Susquehanna Mining Company. Tickets can be purchased at

The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society, operators of the Delaware River Railroad Excursions, is a 501 c (3) non -profit corporation as designated by the IRS.