Welcome to the 2017 operating season on the M&H Railroad! Please click the “Schedule & Important Information” page for full details.
The Easter Bunny Express Trains are running on Saturdays & Sundays, April 8, 9, 14, 15. See the Schedule page for times, fares and reservation information. Come see Easter Bunny for a special treat for the kids!
For M&H RR freight service information, please click the “FREIGHT” tab above.
See 2016 Brochure for a general picture of what we will be offering in 2017. As soon as it is available, the 2017 Brochure will be posted here. (Fares, dates, and times are all subject to change)
Visitors are treated to an 11-mile round-trip train ride along the Swatara Creek, while learning the history of the area, the Union Canal, and the railroad from a live narration. 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 travels north toward Hummelstown following the towpath of the canal completed in 1827, much of which is still visible, (including canal locks) alongside the peaceful Swatara. The narration tells of 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. All proceeds from the snack bar go to preservation of our historic equipment through our “Spare to Repair” program. Your spare change helps maintain our century-old passenger coaches.
Hope to see you on the train!