About

The original M & H Railroad Company was formed in 1888 by local businessmen.  Construction of the line between its namesake Boroughs was completed in 1890. From then until 1976 it was part of the Reading Railroad. Since 1976, the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad has been an independent company. Freight service has been provided since 1976, with tourist passenger service beginning in 1986.slider images1

 

The M & H RailroIMG_3794ad primarily uses a 1955 General Electric diesel locomotive for tourist train service. Canadian National steam engine #91 Mogul 2-6-0 is out of service at this time. A 1956 Alco S6 or 1969 Alco T6  diesel-electric locomotive may occasionally pull tourist trains, but these engines typically handle freight to/from our Norfolk Southern interchanges at Middletown (via Keystone Line) or Hummelstown (via Lebanon Valley Branch) for customers located along the line.

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Several pieces of historic rolling stock are in the yard display area including the following:

  • 1903 trolley freight car built in Middletown, (currently under cover)
  • 1800’s wooden boxcar with link and pin couplers, (currently under cover)
  • trolley snow sweeper,
  • streetcars built in the 1930’s and 40’s, and
  • 1906 Convertible Trolley (which ran in Brooklyn, NY until 1947.)

Trolley Car 441, which was 100 years old in 2009, is a single truck trolley.

M&H Roster:

Locomotives
Information is listed in this order: Road No. —  Orig. Owner/Builder — Year

  • 1        —   US Army #7272/GE — 1941
  • 2       —   Std. Slag & Stone #46/GE — 1955
  • 66     —  Kansas City Public Service/GE — 1948
  • 91     —   Canadian National 2-6-0/CL — 1910
  • 151   —   Western Maryland S-6/Alco — 1956
  • 1016 —  Newburgh & South Shore T-6/Alco — 1969

Trolleys

  • 9425 SO BKLN RWY/MIDDLETOWN 1903
  • 4550 BKLN RAPID TRANS/NILES 1911
  • C121 PHILA RAPID TRANSIT/BRILL 1923
  • 77 PHILA SUBURBAN/BRILL 1932
  • 86 PHILA SUBURB/BRILL 1932
  • 3323 DALLAS RWY&TERMINAL/BRILL 1945
  • 162 YORK RAILWAYS/BRILL 1924
  • 441 RIO DE JANIERO TRAM/RIO JT 1909
  • 1719 RIO DE JANIERO TRAM/RIO JT 1909

Coaches & Cars

  • 2300-Series, DL&W Psgr. Coaches (302, 329, 330, 343, 352, 362, 366)/Pullman Std. 1916-1920
  • 2700-Series, DL&W Psgr. Combine (726)/Pullman Std. 1916-1920
  • MIDH 2206, Sleeper/Pullman Std. 1925
  • PRR 9269, Baggage Car
  • MIDH 407, Philadelphia & Western Flat Car. 1904
  • MIDH 99398, DT&I Side Dump Car. 1949
  • PRR 258399, Ballast Car. 1952
  • CO 106362,  Hopper Car.
  • PFE 90388, Pacific Fruit Express reefer boxcar.
  • REAX 7769, Railway Express Agency reefer boxcar.
  • CNJ 91531, Central RR of New Jersey Caboose. 1954
  • LV 95123, Lehigh Valley Caboose

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