Schedule & Important Information

The 2015 Schedule is available in .pdf form for viewing or downloading.

 

 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRAVELERS:

There is a lot of major road work taking place in Middletown during the spring, summer, and fall of 2015. Portions of both major arteries through town – PA 230, Main Street and PA 441, Union Street – will have sections closed. These closed areas are shifting as work progresses, so we cannot post detours here. Official detour signs through town are posted, please follow them closely, 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.

 

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.

MAKING RESERVATIONS

Reservations must be made at least 24 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 and holidays excluded, at 717-944-4435 or 877-9TRAIN9, extension 104.

2015 REGULAR TRAIN SCHEDULE

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIAL EVENT TRAINS

Departures from Middletown Station Only

In June, July, and August we will be having “Sundae” Caboose rides. Scroll down to the special event section for dates and times.

June
(Thursdays) 18 & 25 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Saturdays) 20 & 27 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 21 & 28 at Noon and 1:30pm

July
(Thursdays) 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Saturdays) 4, 11, 18, 25 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 5, 12, 19, 26 at Noon and 1:30pm

August
(Thursdays) 6, 13, 20, 27 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Saturdays) 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Noon and 1:30pm

September – Scroll down to see info about special event trains this month.

Sept. 5 & 6: Special Event: Grandparents Day Ride
Sept. 19 & 20: Special Event: Civil War Remembered

October – Scroll down to see info about special event trains this month.
Regular train rides scheduled for:
(Saturdays) 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 4, 11, 18, 25 at Noon and 1:30pm

November & December – scroll down to bottom of Special Events section for info on trains during Holiday season.

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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 24 hrs in advance) on the Noon trains only. (Includes: Turkey or Ham Sandwich, Chips, Cookies Soda or Water in a Bandana: $15.00.) To make a reservation, please call 717-944-4435 Ext. 104, Monday thru Friday 10am-5pm. Sorry, we cannot take reservations online.

We sell round trip tickets only.

REGULAR TRAIN FARES:
Adult (12 – 59 yrs) $14.00
Seniors (60+ yrs) $12.00
Child (2 to 11 yrs.) $9.00
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 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 $15.00 processing fee will be retained.

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Dinner Trains sell out quickly. Come as a couple or a group, but call early!

IMG_4749Sundae Caboose Rides (1+ hrs) Bring the family! Leaving at 3:30 pm SHARP for a sweet treat of ice cream and toppings for a step back in time “when all the trains pulled a caboose.” Reservations strongly recommended; empty seats will be sold to walk-up passengers on a first-come basis. Adults fare (12 yrs +) $18.00 and Child fare (2-11 yrs) $12.00. Caboose rides are NOT ADA-Accessable; passengers must climb steps to board (see photo).

  • June 20 & 21
  • July 4 & 18
  • Aug 16

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Grandparents Day Ride  Sat/Sun Sept 5 & 6, leaving at noon & 1:30 pm.
Grandparents Fare: $5.00 when they bring one or more ticketed grandchildren 2 yrs or older, to ride with them! Reservations recommended; however, empty seats will be sold to walk-up passengers. (All others regular ticket price)

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Murder Mystery Dinner Trains (2 1/2 hrs round trip) Departing 6:00 pm

  • Sep 26 “Shake, Rattle, and Die”
  • Oct 10 “And Three Hard-boiled Eggs”
  • Oct 31 “Hollow Weenie”
  • Nov 14 “There’s Something About Sven”

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.

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Civil War Reenactment15th Annual “Civil War Remembered” Reenactment New Scenarios and ALL the action occurs alongside the train. A history lesson just outside the window. Adult Fare: $22.00; Children (6-11 yrs) Fare: $12.00. Reservations strongly recommended; empty seats sold to walk-up passengers on a first-come basis.

  • September 19, train leaves Middletown at 11:00 am & 2:30 pm.
  • September 20, train leaves Middletown at 11:00 am only.
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Pumpkin Patch Train Rides (1.5 -­ 2  hrs)
Oct 17, 18, 24 & 25 leaving at 3:30 pm. Our train stops at a farmers field for the children to pick out their pumpkin. Dress warmly/weather-appropriately. 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 loves to have pictures taken of her with the children! Adults (12 yrs+): $17.00; Children (2-11 yrs): $11.00; Infant (under 2 yrs): $3.00.

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Santa’s Surprise Trains (1.5 -­ 2  hrs)
(Sat) Nov 28, Dec. 12 and 19 leaving at 11:00 am + 1:30 pm.
(Sun) Dec. 13 & 20 at 1:30 pm only.
Santa visits on board with gifts for the children (infants thru 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. Adult Fare (12 yrs +) $17.00; Child Fare (2-11 yrs) $11.00; Infants (lap child under 2 yrs): $4.00

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Polar Bear Express (1.5-2 hrs) from Middletown Station
NP2014.08(Fri), Dec 4, 11, 18 at 6:30 pm
(Sat) Nov 28; Dec 5, 12, & 19 departing at 5:00 pm
(Sun) Dec 6, 13, 20 at 5:00 pm
We’re leaving for the NORTH POLE to find SANTA. A Christmas story will be read to the children by the Conductor. At the North Pole, Santa will board the train with a gift for every child. Have your camera ready for pictures with Santa! Adult Fare(12 yrs +): $20.00; Child Fare (3-11 yrs):$15.00; Infants (under 3 yrs): $4.00. RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED – MOST POLAR BEAR EXPRESS TRAINS SELL OUT THREE WEEKS IN ADVANCE. RESERVE EARLY.
 
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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.
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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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