TRAIN RIDES COMING UP – Call for your reservations!

4-13-14EBE 024Easter Bunny Express: (1 to 1.5 hrs.)

March 28 & 29 (Saturday & Sunday) at 1:30pm

April 3 & 4 (Friday & Saturday) at 1:30pm

Fares: Ages 12 and up: $16   ==  Age 2-11: $11  ==  Under 2 (on lap): $3

Easter Bunny has a sweet treat for every child! Reservations recommended.

Call 717-944-4435, Ext 104 or 877-9TRAIN9.




See 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), a century old limekiln, 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.