Next scheduled train rides will be the Easter Bunny Express trains during the second and third weekends in March. (Easter is 27 March 2016). Full schedule and fares to be announced.


The 2016 operating schedule is not yet finalized; it will be posted as soon as it is available. We do have some new events still in planning stages for 2016, so please stay tuned! You may still view the 2015 schedule/brochure for a general idea of our rides, but keep in mind that the dates and fares will be different for 2016.



The Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad is a 24/7 line-haul freight railroad. We offer freight cartage
and switching services. For freight rates, industrial development, and other general freight information,
please click the “FREIGHT” tab at the top of this page.


Hope to see you on the train!


SeeĀ 2015 Brochure for more information, or click “SCHEDULE” button above to preview train rides and upcoming events for 2015.

Locomotive 2 & passenger cars

Visitors enjoy an 11-mile round-trip train ride along the Swatara Creek, while learning the history of the area. Passengers board our 1920’s vintage Delaware, Lackawanna & Western coaches at our 1891 Freight Station in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Although originally built as a freight station, it has been converted for use as a passenger station, complete with a gift shop and modern ADA restrooms. While in Middletown, you may browse the gift shop or relax on the porch and visit with folks from near and far.
After leaving Middletown, the train follows the towpath of the historic Union Canal and alongside the peaceful Swatara. A live narration relates the history of the canal which was completed in 1827, much of which is still visible, (including canal locks), other historical artifacts, folklore about Horse Thief Cave, and many more fun facts about the rail line and south-central Pennsylvania.
On the return trip, train crew are available to talk with you, answer questions, and serve you with light refreshments from the on-board snack concession.