Date(s) - 02/23/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Liberty State Park CRRNJ Terminal
In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the inaugural run of the Blue Comet train, join us at the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal for Blue Comet Day! Journey back in time to learn about the trail of the famous Blue Comet all the way to its final destination of Atlantic City.
Schedule of the day’s events:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM All Aboard! A children’s program which will include a discussion and a train craft. This program is appropriate for ages 5 to 10 years old. Pre-registration is required, and all children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Anthony Puzzilla, author of New Jersey Central’s Blue Comet, will speak about the February 21st, 1929 inaugural run of the Blue Comet train and be available for a Q&A session. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Frank T. Reilly, president of the CNJ Historical Society and author of The Blue Comet: Its Exciting History and First Person Accounts, will showcase a PowerPoint presentation about the iconic train.
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Veterans of the CNJ will speak about their many years of experience working for the railroad, and will then be available to answer questions.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM “Deluxe: The Tale of the Blue Comet.” A showing of Robert A. Emmons Jr.’s 90-minute documentary in the Blue Comet Auditorium.
Please contact the Nature Interpretive Center at 201-915-3400 x202 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov for more information or to register for the All Aboard! program.