TRAIN RIDES COMING UP…

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

Our regularly scheduled tourist train rides will are continuing throughout the summer season. Please see our full regular schedule on the “Schedule & Important Information” page, or click on the “2015 Brochure” link below. Please also see all of the special events coming up outside of our regular rides. We have caboose rides, dinner trains, pumpkin patch, Santa and other specialities for many tastes.

NEXT SUNDAE CABOOSE HOP is on 4 July, Independence Day (followed by another on Saturday 18 July). It will depart Middletown at 3:30pm sharp; reservations are strongly recommended as seating is very limited. Rides are in authentic original cabooses, hence large parties may not all be able to sit together. NOTE: Caboose hops, because of the nature of cabooses, are not ADA accessible.

Please see the schedule & information page for Sundae Caboose Hop fares and full details.

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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.

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Hope to see you on the train!

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SeeĀ 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.