With the ice jams in the Connecticut River, and a state of emergency being declared in the Haddam area, the Valley Railroad, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week is offering free rides for the public to view the ice build up.
Coast Guard cutters have been working for 3 days to break up the ice, but still have about 10 miles to go to reach the hardest hit area.
Seats for the free Saturday trips, going fast, may be reserved by calling the railroad 860-767-0103 ext 0.
Trips depart from Goodspeed Station, at the Rt. 82 crossing, near the Swing Bridge. Parking at Eagle Landing State Park, which is across the road.
Here is a video from yesterday: