Trains are one of the things that the snow doesn’t stop – at least in south central Pennsylvania.
In November 2013 we began work to restore the track south of the bridge that was washed out during Tropical Storm Lee. This previous post has photos of the track damaged by flooding. In the following photos the sub-roadbed is being put in – when complete over 700 tons of material will be used just for the sub-roadbed! Then it’s on to regular ballast, ties, plates, rail, spike, tamp and drop more ballast.
The south side will be completed over the winter and come spring we’ll begin work on the north side of the bridge.
Since locomotive number 2 is finished, we’re now sprucing up the railroad station with newly repainted benches, decking and currently working on the roof eaves.
We’re trying to make the place look the best that it can! Come check out all the hard work done at our railroad station. See you soon.
Once again it’s rules class on the M&H. Instructors Charlie High and Andy Ottinger performed most of the training duties. It was especially important this year since the railroad has adopted a new rule book with several changes. This was the first major revision since 1993!
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.
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During train rides snacks and drinks can be purchased and enjoyed in the newly decorated cafe car or taken back to your seat.
This mourning dove thinks it is. She has at least 2 baby birds under her wings.
More pictures by Joe Pagano [Read more...]
Come enjoy a one hour and fifteen minute round trip train ride through the Swatara Creek Valley!
Our conductor gives a narration of the history and folklore of the area.
Adult (12 yrs. & up) $12.00
Seniors (60+ yrs) $10.00
Child (2 to 11 yrs.) $7.00
Infants (under 2 yrs.) Free (seat not included)
Call 717-944-4435 ext 1