TRAIN RIDES COMING UP…

 

BrochureBridgeThe 2016 Regular Schedule operating season on the M&H Railroad has drawn to a close. The 2017 schedule is still pending. Thank you for another great year!

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For M&H RR freight service information, please click the “FREIGHT” tab above.
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santatrain lgSanta Claus is now paying his annual visits to the M&H Railroad!

The Santa’s Surprise Trains and the Polar Bear Express Trains are operating now through 18 December on selected days. Reservations are required for these trains so that Santa knows which gifts to bring. Please click the “Schedule & Important Information” tab at the top of this page, and scroll down for the complete schedules, fares, and reservation information. Please read carefully as the times are different for Friday trains than on the weekend days.  Polar Bear Express trains run after dark, and do not feature outside scenery, rather the trip is centered upon the on-board activities.           

  Remember the Reason for the Season.    Luke 2: 4-21

TRAINS CLOSE TO SELLING OUT:

None really close now, but they are filling up!

TRAINS SOLD OUT:

10 DECEMBER, POLAR BEAR EXPRESS

17 DECEMBER, POLAR BEAR EXPRESS

 

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Hope to see you on the train!

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See 2016 Brochure for more information, or click “SCHEDULE” button above to preview train rides and upcoming events for 2016.

Locomotive 2 & passenger cars

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.