TRAIN RIDES COMING UP…

 

BrochureBridgeWelcome 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 are operating every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday through the end of August (EXCEPT 30 & 31 July) 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.

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M&H RAILROAD 40th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND, 29-31 July 2016.

Although the big events for this weekend are canceled due to insufficient reservations, we ARE GOING TO RUN some trains because of popular demand.

Here is the schedule of events for the three days:

Friday 29 July 2016: Caboose rides will depart Middletown at 6:30pm. Will go east to Pine Siding, do a run-around move, then go west to the Middletown Interchange along Amtrak, have a meet with them, the run east again, probably as far as Clifton. May be a photo run-by opportunity.

Saturday 30 July 2016: The tourist train with three coaches departs at 12:30pm, and run up across the creek bridge. The train will return through Middletown and west to the Middletown Interchange at Amtrak for another meet. HOBO LUNCHES are offered for additional $15.                      Departing at 4:00pm will be a caboose run west to Interchange at Amtrak, then up across the bridge. Photo run-by.          Then at 8:00pm until done, we will stage a nighttime photo shoot adjacent to the Middletown M&H Station, $40.

Sunday 31 July 2016: The tourist train with three coaches departs at 12:30pm, and run up across the creek bridge. The train will return through Middletown and west to the Middletown Interchange at Amtrak for another meet. HOBO LUNCHES are offered for additional $15.                 Departing at 4:00pm will be a caboose run west to the Interchange at Amtrak, then across the bridge. Photo run-by.

FARES: Adults (12 & older): $17        Seniors (60+): $15      Child (2-11): $12   

NO COUPONS OR OTHER DISCOUNTS OFFERED ON THESE RIDES.

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The next Sundae Caboose Ride is Sunday 14 August, and is the final one for the year. Enjoy a sweet treat ice cream sundae with your choice of toppings on a vintage caboose. The trip is over track not normally covered on the regular scenic train ride. See “Schedule & Important Information” page for full details and fares.

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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.