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 and tourist passenger service has been provided since 1986.

The M & H Railroad uses a 1941 or 1955 General Electric Diesel Locomotive for passenger service.  Our Canadian National Steam Engine #91 Mogul 2-6-0 is out of service at this time. The 1956 ALCO (900-HP) and 1969 ALCO (1000-HP) Diesel Electric Engines handle freight interchanged with the Norfolk Southern Railroad at our Middletown interchange.

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

  • 1903 trolley freight car built in Middletown,
  • 1800’s wooden boxcar with link and pin couplers,
  • 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.

Here is the Complete Roster of M&H Rolling Stock.

Locomotives
Information is listed in this order: IDENT. NO. –FMR OWNER/MFGR–YEAR

  • MIDH#1 — US ARMY#7272/GE — 1941
  • MIDH#2 — STD SLAG & STONE#46/Ge — 1955
  • MIDH#66 — KANSAS CITY PUBL SVE/GE — 1948
  • MIDH#91 — CANADIAN NAT’L 2-6-0/CL — 1910
  • MIDH#151 — WESTERN MD S-6/ALCO — 1956
  • MIDH#1016 — NWB’G & SO 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

  • 4300’s D L&W COACHES/PULLMAN 1916-20
  • 9269 PENNSYLVANIA RR BAGGAGE CAR
  • 407 PHILADELPHIA & WESTERN FLAT
  • 99398 DET, TOLEDO & IRONTONSIDE-DUMP
  • 106362 C & O HOPPER CAR
  • 90388 PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS REEFER
  • 7769 RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY REEFER
  • 18871 CENTRAL RR OF NJ CABOOSE
  • 95123 LEHIGH VALLEY CABOOSE

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