Schedule & Important Information

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ADA ACCESSIBILITY

The M&H Middletown station features ramp access to the passengerhandicapsign 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.

2017 REGULAR TRAIN SCHEDULE

Please scroll down for information about Special Event Trains

 

DEPARTURES FROM MIDDLETOWN STATION ONLY

MAY

Saturday & Sunday 27th & 28th               Noon & 1:30pm

CLOSED Monday, Memorial Day, May 29.

JUNE  

Thursday 15, 22, 29                                    Noon & 1:30pm

Saturday 17, 24                                            Noon & 1:30pm

Sunday 18, 25                                              Noon & 1:30pm

JULY

Thursday 6, 13, 20, 27                                 Noon & 1:30pm

Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29                              Noon & 1:30pm

Sunday 2                                                        Noon & 1:30pm

CLOSED Independence Day July 4.

AUGUST

Thursday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31                         Noon & 1:30pm

Saturday 5, 12, 26                                       Noon & 1:30pm

Sunday 6, 13, 27                                          Noon & 1:30pm

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 2, 9                                               Noon & 1:30pm

Sunday 3, 10                                                Noon & 1:30pm

CLOSED Labor Day Monday.

Grandparents’ Day weekend 9 & 10 — see Special Events section for special pricing for grandparents.

OCTOBER

Saturday 7, 14, 21, 28                                 Noon & 1:30pmtrain conductor

Sunday 8, 15, 22, 29                                   Noon & 1:30pm

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

Special Event trains only… Scroll Down, Please.   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.


We sell round trip tickets only.


Due to the increasing costs of credit card transactions, there is a $15.00 minimum purchase for all credit card transactions at the Ticket Window and the Gift Shop.

 

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 (lap seated)

HOBO LUNCHES are available (by reservation at least 48 hrs in advance) on the Noon trains only. The lunch includes: Turkey or Ham Sandwich, Chips, Cookies, and Soda or Water in a Bandanna. Add $15.00 to your ticket price for each lunch ordered. To make a reservation, please call 717-944-4435 Ext. 104, Monday through Friday 10am-5pm. Sorry, we cannot take reservations online. HOBO LUNCHES ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON ANY CHRISTMAS OR OTHER SPECIAL EVENT TRAIN.

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.

GIFT CERTIFICATES may be purchased by calling the M&H RR Passenger Agent’s office at 717-944-4435 or 877-9TRAIN9, Ext. 104 from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

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SPECIAL EVENT TRAINS

All Special Event Trains are by Reservation Only

 

  • Hobo lunches are NOT available on Christmas trains or any other Special Event ride.
  • Coupons and special discounts do NOT apply to any Special Event Trains unless otherwise specified.
  • 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.

 

MAKING RESERVATIONS

Reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the date of the reservations_sign2train 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  (1 to 1-1/2 hours)

The Easter Bunny hops aboard on April 8, 9, 14 at 1:30pm, and also April 15 at 11am & 1:30pm. Come see the Bunny for a treat for all the kids, and don’t forget your camera! There will be plenty of time for photos.

FARES: Adult (12+): $17      Child (2-11):  $13     Infant (under 2):  $4

Reservations strongly recommended, but unsold seats will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Romans 1: 4


“SUNDAE” CABOOSE RIDES  (1 hr +)

May 27 & 28,    June 17 & 18,     July 1 & 2,    August 13      IMG_4747

Departure time from Middletown is 3:30pm sharp. 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, if any, 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.


TRAIN ROBBERY (NEW EVENT) – (1-1/2 hrs)

August 19 & 20 at Noon and 2pm.

The Dillinger Gang strikes again! Watch out for those nasty guys, and be ready to protect your family and your valuables!

FARES: Adult (12+):  $17   Child (2-11):  $12           Train ride benefits The Epilepsy Foundation.


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TEDDY BEAR EXPRESS (1-1/2 – 2 hours)

Saturday September 2 at 3:30pm.

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 build new family memories!

Fares: Adult (12+): $17    Child (2-11): $13   Child (under 2): $4


GRANDPARENTS DAY WEEKEND                                                                                                                                           grandparents

Saturday & Sunday September 9 & 10.

Noon and 1:30pm

To honour our grandparents on this special weekend, Grandparents receive a special fare of $5 each when riding with grandchildren paying the regular schedule fare. May not be combined with any other discounts. Reservations recommended.


MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TRAINS   (Trips last about 2-1/2 hours)

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Saturdays: October 7 & 28, November 11

Departs Middletown at 6:00pm sharp.

Dinner and a mystery on board the train, and you’re the sleuth! Enjoy a delicious hot meal served at your table while you ponder the clues and figure out whodunnit. It’s a mystery, but it’s no mystery that someone wins train tickets for another M&H regular-schedule ride. Each of the three trips features a different theme, so for those of you who are really a Holmes & Watson, come and try to solve them all! Your fare covers your train ride, meal, and entertainment (gratuities not included).

Not recommended for children.               Adult Fare (age 15 and up) is $65.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THE MONDAY PRIOR TO YOUR TRIP TO GUARANTEE MEAL CHOICE.


PUMPKIN PATCH TRAIN RIDESDSCN9585    (1-1/2 to 2 hours)

Saturday & Sunday October 14, 15, 21, 22. Trains depart Middletown at 3:30pm.

Train goes out the line to a field where all the children may get off of the train and pick out their own pumpkin. Don’t forget your camera to record the memories of the day and those specials pics with the scarecrows and Raggedy Ann! (Check the sky before you come… Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes). Children 11 and younger are encouraged to come in costume.

Fares: Adult (12+): $17    Child (2-11): $14    Infant (under 2): $4


SANTA’S SURPRISE TRAINS       (1-1/2 to  2  hrs)

Saturday November 25, December 9, 16, 23: 11:00am & 1:30pm

Sunday December 10, 17: 1:30pm
Santa visits on board with gifts for the children (infants through 11 yrs). Bring a camera for pictures with Santa. Empty seats, if any, will be sold to walk-up passengers on a first-come-first-serve basis. Hobo lunches are not offered on Santa’s Surprise Trains.  Adult Fare (12 yrs +) $17    Child Fare (2-11 yrs) $14     Infants (lap child under 2 yrs): $4

Reminder: RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Thank you!             For unto us a Child is born…                 Isaiah 9: 6-7


POLAR BEAR EXPRESS      (1-1/2 to 2 hrs)
Fridays:              December 15 & 22: 6:30pm
Saturdays:         November 25, December 9, 16, 23: 5:00pm
Sundays:            December 10 & 17: 5:00pm
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 +): $20   Child Fare (2-11 yrs): $15    Infants (under 2 yrs held on lap): $4     EARLY RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED – MOST POLAR BEAR EXPRESS TRAINS SELL OUT THREE WEEKS IN ADVANCE. RESERVE EARLY.
 

Trains will operate in all kinds of weather – Cancellations are rare, and are made as a judgement call in conjunction with local authorities and the National Weather Service. We cannot be responsible for the weather, but will make every effort to be accommodating to traveler safety. We suggest allowing plenty of travel time when weather conditions are unfavorable.

 

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.

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