BrochureBridgeWelcome to the 2016 Operating Season on the M&H Railroad!


For M&H freight information, please click the “FREIGHT” tab above.

 Regular Train Rides for the season are operating every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday through the end of August at Noon and 1:30p. A  more limited schedule is in effect during September, but October features Saturday and Sunday trains also at Noon and 1:30p. Click “Schedule” above for full details.

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A number of you have asked about ’em… Here they come!

The annual Murder Mystery Dinner Trains begin on 10 September 2016!

Check the “Schedule” page for all four dates, times, and fare information.

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Happy Grandparents’ Day!

Saturday & Sunday, 10 & 11 September, on the regular schedule trains at Noon and 1:30pm, grandparents receive a special fare of $5 each when riding with grandchildren paying the regular schedule fares. (May not be combined with any other discounts.) Hobo lunches are available on the Noon trip only for an additional $15. Check the ‘Schedule’ page for additional information.

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The Pumpkin Patch will be open for business on Saturdays 8 & 15 and Sundays 9 & 16 in October.

The train will stop at a pumpkin patch where all the children may pick out a pumpkin to take home. See the “Schedule & Important Information” page for further information, fares, times, and making reservations (reservations are required).



Hope to see you on the train!


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.