TRAIN RIDES COMING UP…

 

Welcome to the 2016 Operating Season on the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad.

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For M&H freight information, please click the “FREIGHT” tab above.
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 Regular Train Rides for the season begin withamerican_flag_194592 the Memorial Day weekend. There are also some special rides going on those days. We have regular-schedule trains 28 & 29 May at Noon and 1:30pm, then Sundae Caboose Rides both days at 3:30pm.

 

Please note that the railroad is closed on Memorial Day (Monday 30 May) in observance of this special day when we honour those who have served our country, and those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

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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 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.