Railroad Track Damaged By Flooding

Here are some pictures taken in September 2011 by Frankie to show the track by our Civil War Field. Sadly, it has made us cancel the Civil War Reenactment for this year.

MH Railroad Flood

 

MH Railroad Flood

 

 

Pictures from the home page:

train track after flood

Track to flooded field

 

flooded field

Field where the reenactment occurs

Moving The 1932 Red Arrow Trolley

This trolley’s wheels were too wide for the standard track and it had been sitting in the yard under a tarp for many years. It has been regauged to fit the regular track and moved into the Engine house for restoration work.

In the video you can see it being moved and hear some of it’s history.

Thinking Back On 2010

Thank you!

As we wrap up 2010 we wish to say a big thank you to all the customers, workers, and volunteers that helped make this a good year. We were able to have

This year we also:

  • restored a passenger car,
  • cleaned up a lot of the yard for our transload project, and
  • re-gauged the Red Arrow Trolley and put it in the shop for further restoration.

We look forward to an even better year in 2011.


2010 Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

Our train stops at a Farmers Field for the children to pick a pumpkin of their own. Dress warm and wear comfortable shoes for your trip into the field. Lots of time for pictures with the scarecrows, so bring a camera and record the memories.

Call (717)944-4435 ext 0 to reserve your seat!

  • October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31(2 hours)
    Departing 3:30 pm only
    Adult (12 yrs+) Fare: $17.00; Children (2-11 yrs) $10.00; Infants (under 2 yrs.-no seat included) $2. By reservation only.

Here’s some pictures of the fun from previous years:

Civil War Remembered

It’s a great history lesson for everyone!

3th Annual “Civil War Remembered” Reenactment New Scenarios and ALL the action occurs alongside the train. A history lesson just outside the window. Adult Fare: $20.00; Children (6-11 yrs) Fare: $10.00. Tickets will be sold to walkup passengers, if room is available. Reservations recommended.

2013 dates:

  • September 21, train leaves Middletown at 11:00 am & 2:30 pm.
  • September 22, train leaves Middletown at 11:00 am only.

Call 717-944-4435 ext 0.

Here are some pictures from previous years.

Come Ride A Trolley!

In 1984 Mr. Wendell Dillinger bought the 441 Rio De Janiero Tram/Rio JT from The Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin, Illinois. This trolley was built in 1909.

In May 2007 it looked liked this:

 

By August of 2007 it was well into the restoration process. Here’s the newly restored inside:

In October of 2007 it was out of the barn and on the tracks again!

Since then it has been used for special occasions including the Middletown Autumn fests.

If you have never had the pleasure of riding in an open trolley you should come visit. Come hear the clang, clang, clang of the trolley!

Come See The Cafe Car

During train rides snacks and drinks can be purchased and enjoyed in the newly decorated cafe car or taken back to your seat.

Is This Locomotive For The Birds?

This mourning dove thinks it is. She has at least 2 baby birds under her wings.

More pictures by Joe Pagano [Read more...]

Caboose Rides For Vickie’s Angel Walk

2nd Annual Ride the Rails For Cancer

On Sat., June 12 from 11am-5pm and Sun., June 13 from 11am-4pm the Conrail Historical Society is sponsoring caboose rides on the M&H tracks to benefit Vickie’s Angel Walk.

Vickie’s Angel Walk is a non profit with a mission of helping families who have difficulties paying their bills during the challenging times of fighting cancer. Their goal is to take the financial worry away from the family so the family can focus on the cancer and not their finances.

Tickets are available the day of the event at the boarding platform next to Hoffer Park for $5.00 per person and children under age 5 are $1.00.

This is the same day as the Middletown Arts & Craft Fair so there will be lots to see.

Join the fun and help families battling cancer!

Fun On The Easter Bunny Train

Welcome aboard our 2013 EASTER BUNNY Train Rides on Sat.,March 23rd, Sun., March 24th, Fri., March 29th and Sat., March 30, leaving our Middletown Station at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. The Easter Bunny will greet the children and hand out Easter Candy. Adult Fare: $14.00; Children (2-11 yrs) $8.00; Infants $2.00. Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures with the bunny after the goodies are handed out. Reservations are recommended. Please call 717-944-4435 from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

We just returned from the Easter bunny express and I want to say thank you! We had a fun time and the train staff was so friendly. Our daughter enjoyed seeing the Easter bunny and receiving a treat. What a fun family activity! Keep up the good work! ~Michelle from PA

We usually run the Easter Bunny Express every spring! Check out the Special Events on the Schedule page for more information. Or call 717-944-4435 ext. 1 to reserve your seat!