WELCOME TO THE 2017 OPERATING SEASON ON THE M&H RAILROAD!
See the “Schedule & Important Info” page for full details.
Schedules are adhered to as much as possible; however we reserve the right to alter schedule and / or make equipment changes. Please note that fares, dates, & times are all subject to change.
“SUNDAE” CABOOSE RIDES (1 hr +)
June 17 & 18, July 1 & 2, August 13
CALL FOR RESERVATIONS: (717) 944-4435 Ext. 104
Departure time from Middletown is 3:30pm sharp. Ride in an authentic caboose, just the way they were when the trainmen used them in the days of old. These are actual restored-to-original cabooses, with original seating. Large groups may not be able to sit together. Passengers receive a sweet treat Ice Cream Sundae with your choice of toppings during the trip. (One sundae per passenger)
FARES: Adult (12+): $19 Child (2-11): $13
Empty seats, if any, will be sold to walk-up passengers on a first-come-first-serve basis. Seating, because of the authentic nature of the cabooses, is very limited. Sundae Caboose Rides are NOT ADA-Accessible because of the originality of the cabooses.
Regular Schedule Train Rides begin June 15, 2017!
Please see our SCHEDULE page for all dates & times of operation
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!