The 2013 Schedule is available in .pdf form for viewing or downloading.
Schedules are adhered to as much as possible; however, our railroad reserves the right to alter schedules or make equipment changes as operating conditions require.
2013 SUMMER/FALL TRAIN SCHEDULE
Departures from Middletown Station Only
Scroll down for more information about Special Event Trains
March – scroll down to find information about the Easter Bunny Express
May 25 & 26 (Memorial Day) 10:00 am and Noon
In May, June, July, August, September, and October we will be having “Sundae” Caboose rides. Scroll down to the special event section for dates and times.
(Thursdays) 13, 20, 27 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Saturdays) 15, 22, 29 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 16, 23, 30 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Thursdays) 4, 11, 18, 25 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Saturdays) 6, 13, 20, 27 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 7, 14, 21, 28 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Thursdays) 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Saturdays) 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 4, 11, 18, 25 at Noon and 1:30pm
September - Scroll down to see info about special event trains this month.
Regular train rides scheduled for:
Sunday 1 at Noon and 1:30pm
October - Scroll down to see info about special event trains this month.
Regular train rides scheduled for:
(Saturdays) 5, 12, 19, 26 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 6, 13, 20, 27 at Noon and 1:30pm
November & December – scroll down to bottom of Special Events section for info on trains during Holiday season.
REGULAR SCHEDULE TRAIN FARES
Enjoy a ten-mile, one hour Round Trip ride on the 1891 “Milk & Honey Line.” All trains leave from the Middletown Station only. The Conductor will give a narration of historic locations along the way, including Union Canal Lock 33…
A Hobo Lunch is available (by reservation 24 hrs in advance) on the Noon trains only. (Includes: Turkey or Ham Sandwich, Chips, Cookies, Soda or Water in a Bandana: $15.00.)
We sell round trip tickets only.
Adult (12 yrs. & up) $12.00
Seniors (60+ yrs) $10.00
Child (2 to 11 yrs.) $7.00
Under 2 yrs are free if they don’t occupy a seat
Gift Certificates may be purchased by calling the M&HRR Passenger Service office at 717-944-4435 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 ID to the Ticket Agent.
Payments accepted with Money Order, VISA or MASTERCARD. Refunds will be issued up to 14 days prior to the ride; however, a $10.00 processing fee will be retained.
We are ADA accessible at the Middletown Station Platform. “Motorized Wheelchairs” will not fit through the coach doorways. Manual wheelchairs can not be wider than 25 inches, including the rubber bumper.
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 reservation clerks know the last name of the other people that you would like to be seated with. 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 near by.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Dinner Trains sell out quickly. Come as a couple or a group, but call early!
SPECIAL EVENT TRAINS
Easter Bunny Express – always a great time! (Sat) March 23, (Sun) March 24, (Fri) March 29, and (Sat) March 30 departing 11:00am and 1:30 pm (1 to 1 1/2 hours) The Bunny will stop by with treats for the children. Enjoy the Springtime view of scenic Swatara Creek Valley. Bring a camera and save the memories. Adult $ 14.00; Child (2-11 yrs) $8.00. (Infants: $2.00. Seat not included.) Reservations highly recommended; we will sell empty seats to our walkup passengers.
Sundae Caboose Rides (1+ hrs) Bring the family! Leaving at 3:30 pm ONLY for a “sweet treat” and a step back in time when all the trains pulled a “Caboose.” Empty seats will be sold to walkup passengers. Adults fare (12 yrs +) $13.00 and Child fare (2-11 yrs) $10.00
- May 25 & 26
- June 15 & 16
- July4 & 14
- Aug 11
- Sept 1
- Oct 6
Dinner on the Diner Car (2 hrs) Train leaves at 6:00pm sharp, so don’t be late or you’ll miss the ride, a delicious meal and entertainment after dinner. LIVE MUSIC for your enjoyment, plus room to dance, if you like. Casual Attire. Adults (15 yrs+) $50 Reservations must be made by Wednesday prior to the dinner train ride to guarantee meal choices.
- Feb 16: “Sweetheart” Dinner
- Mar 16: “Wearing the Green” Dinner
- April 20: “April Showers” Dinner
Murder Mystery Dinner Trains (2 1/2 hrs round trip) Departing 6:00 pm
- September 14
- October 12
- November 16
Leaving the Middletown Station at 6:00 pm sharp! It’s a MYSTERY for you to figure out, but it’s no MYSTERY that someone wins FREE train tickets for another ride on the M&H Railroad! Adults (15 yrs+): $60.00 (includes your train ride, meal and entertainment; tips not included in pricing.) Reservations must be made by Wed. prior to train ride to guarantee meal choices. Casual Attire is always appropriate. Shows by Otter Productions.
13th 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.
- September 21, train leaves Middletown at 11:00 am & 2:30 pm.
- September 22, train leaves Middletown at 11:00 am only.
Pumpkin Patch Train Rides (1 - 2 hrs) Oct 19, 20, 26 and 27 leaving at 3:30 pm. Our train stops at a farmers field for the children to pick out their pumpkin. Dress warm. Wear comfortable shoes OR boots for your trip out into the field. Lots of time for pictures with the scarecrows! Bring a camera and share the memories. Raggedy Ann will be waiting! Adults (12 yrs+): $17.00; Children (2-11 yrs): $10.00; Infant (lap child under 2 yrs): $2.00.
Santa’s Surprise Trains (1-2 hrs) (Sat) Nov 30, Dec. 14 and 21 leaving at 11:00 am + 1:30 pm. (Sun) Dec.15 & 22 at 1:30 pm only. Santa visits on board with gifts for the children (infants thru 10 yrs). Bring a camera for pictures with Santa after the gifts are handed out. Reservations suggested, however, empty seats will be sold to walkup passengers. Adult Fare (12 yrs +) $16.00; Child Fare (2-11 yrs) $9.00; Infants (lap child under 2 yrs): $2.00
(Sat) Nov 30; (Fri), Dec 6, 13 & 20; (Sat) Dec 7, 14 & 21 & (Sun) Dec 8, 15, 22
We’re leaving for the NORTH POLE to find SANTA. A Christmas Story will be read to the children by the Conductor. After arriving at the North Pole, SANTA will board the train and give each child a gift. Have your camera ready for pictures with Santa. Adult Fare(12 yrs +): $17.00; Child Fare (2-11 yrs):$10.00; Infants (lap child under 2 yrs): $2.00 MOST POLAR BEAR EXPRESS TRAINS SELL OUT MONTHS IN ADVANCE. RESERVE EARLY.
This schedule is also on the brochure that you can view and print here.
PLEASE NOTE: Our schedules are adhered to as much as possible; however, our Railroad reserves the right to change schedules or equipment as operating conditions occur.