Welcome to the 2015 operating season on the M&H!

Our regularly scheduled tourist train rides are continuing throughout October, along with the following special events. Please see our full regular schedule on the “Schedule & Important Information” page, or click on the “2015 Brochure” link below.  Please keep our Santa Claus excursions in mind during the Christmas season.


Pumpkin Patch Train Rides

October 17, 18, 24, 25 departing from Middletown at 3:30pm. The train will stop adjacent to a farm field where the family may get off the train for children to pick out their pumpkin. Lots of good photo opportunities, and reservations are recommended for these rides. Please check forecasts for the day of your ride and dress accordingly for the weather.Patch 1

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FARES: Adults (12+): $17; Child (2-11): $11; Infant (under 2): $3


 Murder Mystery Dinner Trains

Saturdays Oct. 10 & 31, Nov. 14. Trains depart Middletown at 6:00pm sharp, and feature a delicious hot meal served in our dining car along with a mystery for you to figure out. That sleuthing someone who solves the crime wins a prize! These trips last approximately three hours.

 You’ll be asked to make a meal choice when you make your DinCarreservation, and reservations must be made by the Wednesday before your trip to guarantee a meal choice. Adult fare (15 yrs +) is $60, which includes the ride, meal, and entertainment.

Oct. 10: “And Three hard-Boiled Eggs”

Oct. 31: “Hollow Weenie”

Nov. 14: “There Is Something About Sven”


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!


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), 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.