The 2016 Schedule/Brochure is available in .pdf form for viewing or downloading.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRAVELERS:
There is a lot of road work taking place in and near Middletown through October 2016. This includes major paving projects and the replacement of a bridge on 230. Portions of both major arteries through town – PA 230, Main Street and PA 441, Union Street – will have sections closed from time to time. These closed areas are shifting as work progresses, so we cannot post accurate detours here. Official detour signs through town are posted, please follow them closely, slow down in work zones, and allow extra travel time to reach the M&H station.
Bus & RV drivers should take extra note as some of the detours will take you onto side streets which are narrower and may have more difficult turns.
The M&H Middletown station features ramp access to the passenger station, ticket office, gift shop, and features a fully ADA accessible restroom facility. Please note however: Our trains are “Historic Equipment” and cannot accommodate motorized wheelchairs, or any wheelchair wider than 25 inches/63cm including the bumpers. If you require further information or assistance, please speak with the reservations clerk ahead of time or see the ticket agent.
2016 REGULAR TRAIN SCHEDULE
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIAL EVENT TRAINS.
Departures from Middletown Station Only
Saturday & Sunday 28th & 29th Noon & 1:30pm
CLOSED Monday, Memorial Day, May 30.
Thursday 16, 23, 30 Noon & 1:30pm
Saturday 18, 25 Noon & 1:30pm
Sunday 19, 26 Noon & 1:30pm
Thursday 7, 14, 21, 28 Noon & 1:30pm
Saturday 2, 9, 16, 23 Noon & 1:30pm
Sunday 3, 10, 17, 24 Noon & 1:30pm
CLOSED Independence Day July 4.
NO Regular Schedule Trains on Sat/Sun July 30 & 31 — See Special Events Section below for operations on that weekend.
Thursday 4, 11, 18, 25 Noon & 1:30pm
Saturday 6, 13, 20, 27 Noon & 1:30pm
Sunday 7, 14, 21, 28 Noon & 1:30pm
Saturday 3, 10 Noon & 1:30pm
Sunday 4, 11 Noon & 1:30pm
CLOSED Labor Day Monday.
Grandparents’ Day weekend 10 & 11 — see Special Events section for special pricing for grandparents.
Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Noon & 1:30pm
Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Noon & 1:30pm
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
Special Event trains only. No Regular Schedule Rides these months.
REGULAR SCHEDULE TRAIN FARES
Enjoy an eleven-mile, one hour Round Trip ride on the “Milk & Honey Line”, completed in 1890. All trains leave from the Middletown Station only. A live narration is given along the way, pointing out various historic locations along the railroad as well as “fun facts” of local history and the general area.
A Hobo Lunch is available (by reservation at least 48 hrs in advance) on the Noon trains only. (Includes: Turkey or Ham Sandwich, Chips, Cookies Soda or Water in a Bandanna: $15.00.) To make a reservation, please call 717-944-4435 Ext. 104, Monday thru Friday 10am-5pm. Sorry, we cannot take reservations online.
HOBO LUNCHES ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON ANY CHRISTMAS OR OTHER SPECIAL EVENT TRAIN.
We sell round trip tickets only.
REGULAR TRAIN FARES:
Adult (12 – 59 yrs) $15.00
Seniors (60+ yrs) $13.00
Child (2 to 11 yrs.) $10.00
Children under 2 are free if they don’t occupy a seat
Gift Certificates may be purchased by calling the M&H RR Passenger Agent’s office at 717-944-4435, Ext. 104 from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Because we know how important you are, ACTIVE MILITARY & VETS receive $2.00 OFF the Adult or Senior fare. Just show your Military ID to the Ticket Agent. Valid on Regular Schedule trains only; discount not available on Special Event trains listed below.
SPECIAL EVENT TRAINS
All Special Event Trains Are By Reservation Only.
- If a special event train sells out, there will be assigned seating.
- If you intend to come with friends, please let the reservations clerk know the last name of the other people with whom you would like to be seated.
- Dinner train seating is usually 4 or 6 people per table. If you have more than 4 or 6 people in your party, we will seat the other members of your party nearby.
Reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the date of the train event you wish to ride. No reservations can be accepted the day of the ride. The reservations clerk is typically available Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm, special event days, weekends, and holidays excluded, at 717-944-4435 or 877-9TRAIN9, extension 104. Payments accepted with Money Order, VISA or MASTERCARD. Refunds will be issued up to 14 days prior to the ride; however, a $20.00 processing fee will be retained. Sorry, we are not able to accept online reservations due to banking policies.
EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS, MARCH 19, 20, 25, 26
See front page for full information on these trains.
“SUNDAE” CABOOSE RIDES
May 28 & 29, June 18 & 19, July 3 & 17, August 14
Departure time from Middletown is 3:30pm sharp. Reservations strongly recommended. Ride in an authentic caboose, just the way they were when the trainmen used them in the days of old. These are actual restored-to-original cabooses, with original seating. Large groups may not be able to sit together. Passengers receive a sweet treat Ice Cream Sundae with your choice of toppings during the trip. (One sundae per passenger)
FARES: Adult (12+)… $19 Child (2-11)… $13
Empty seats will be sold to walk-up passengers on a first-come-first-serve basis. Seating, because of the authentic nature of the cabooses, is very limited. Sundae Caboose Rides are NOT ADA-Accessible because of the originality of the cabooses.
M&H RR 40th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND.
FRIDAY 7/29 at 6:30pm: The WM 151 will run special passenger train. Open trolley 441 will be running the in-street trackage through Middletown.
Friday only fare: $25 per person, includes both rides.
SATURDAY 7/30 events beginning at 1:00pm. M&H 2 will pull the passenger consist, and WM 151 will pull a photo freight with vintage and current freight equipment.
Passengers will be allowed to get off the train
for multiple photo run-bys at various locations. Bring your cameras and video recorders!
4:30pm – 7:00pm, Bar-B-Que dinner with all the fixins! Live entertainment (band “Heaven Help Us“).
7:30pm will feature additional train ride with evening sun photo run-by (locomotive not yet determined).
9:00pm, Night-time photo session with “Railfan” photographer set up.
All locomotives – 1, 2, 91, 151, 1016 – will be running or on display. There will be a lot of equipment shuffling during the course of the day, so all persons are reminded to stay clear of all railroad tracks at all times. Everyone will want to know about CN 2-6-0 #91… we cannot promise it will be hot, but it will be on display and posed in the night photo session.
Saturday only fare: $110 per person, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
Sunday 7/31 events begin at 11:00am. An antique & classic car show will be held on Brown Street with the 91 and the passenger consist posed in the street for photos (time to be determined). A caboose ride with an ice cream treat on board will depart Middletown at 1:00pm. Caboose ride will run the in-street track, and other areas to be determined. Bring your antique car and make a day of it!
Sunday only fare: $25 per person.
Call early… Reserve your spot for ALL THREE DAYS, all events, all inclusive for $140 per person.
Additional information may be added to this listing as the overall plan comes together, but Railroad reserves right to make changes as conditions require.
TEDDY BEAR EXPRESS (1-1/2 – 2 hours)
Sat. August 13 at 3:30pm
Something new for 2016: Come and visit with Teddy the Engineer Bear. He has a special gift for every child on the train. Remember to bring your camera as you make new family memories!
Fares: Adult (12+)… $17 Child (2-11)… $13 Infant (under 2)… $4
REMAINDER OF SPECIAL EVENT TRAINS SECTION STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. CONSULT 2016 BROCHURE LINK ABOVE.
SANTA’S SURPRISE TRAINS (1.5 - 2 hrs)
(Sat) Nov. 26, Dec. 10 and 17 leaving at 11:00 am + 1:30 pm.
(Sun) Dec. 11 & 18 at 1:30 pm only.
Santa visits on board with gifts for the children (infants through 11 yrs). Bring a camera for pictures with Santa. Reservations strongly recommended; empty seats will be sold to walk-up passengers on a first-come basis. Hobo lunches are not offered on Santa’s Surprise Trains. Adult Fare (12 yrs +) $17.00; Child Fare (2-11 yrs) $14.00; Infants (lap child under 2 yrs): $4.00
(Sat) Nov. 26, Dec 3, 10, & 17 departing at 5:00 pm
(Sun) Dec 4, 11, 18 at 5:00 pm
We’re leaving for the NORTH POLE to find SANTA. The Conductor shares a special Christmas story with the children. At the North Pole, Santa will board the train with a gift for every child (infant through 11 yrs.). Have your camera ready for pictures with Santa! Hobo lunches are not offered on Polar Bear Express trains. Adult Fare (12 yrs +): $20.00; Child Fare (2-11 yrs):$15.00; Infants (under 2 yrs held on lap): $4.00. RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED – MOST POLAR BEAR EXPRESS TRAINS SELL OUT THREE WEEKS IN ADVANCE. RESERVE EARLY.
PLEASE NOTE: Our schedules are adhered to as much as possible; however, the Railroad reserves the right to change schedules or equipment as operating conditions require.