The 2014 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.
2014 SUMMER/FALL TRAIN SCHEDULE
Departures from Middletown Station Only
Scroll down for more information about Special Event Trains
May Sat. 24 & Sun. 25 (Memorial Day) Noon and 1:30
In May, June, July, and August we will be having “Sundae” Caboose rides. Scroll down to the special event section for dates and times.
(Thursdays) 12, 19, 26 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Saturdays) 14, 21, 28 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 15, 22, 29 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Thursdays) 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Saturdays) 5, 12, 19, 26 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 6, 13, 20, 27 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Thursdays) 7, 14, 21, 28 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Saturdays) 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at Noon and 1:30pm
September - Scroll down to see info about special event trains this month.
Sept. 7: Special Event: Grandparents Day Ride
Sept. 20 & 21: Special Event: Civil War Remembered
October - Scroll down to see info about special event trains this month.
Regular train rides scheduled for:
(Saturdays) 4, 11, 18, 25 at Noon and 1:30pm
(Sundays) 5, 12, 19, 26 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.) To make a reservation, please call 717-944-4435 Ext. 1, Monday thru Friday. We do not take reservations online.
We sell round trip tickets only.
SUMMER & FALL TRAIN FARES
Adult (12 – 59 yrs. $13.00
Seniors (60+ yrs) $11.00
Child (2 to 11 yrs.) $8.00
Infants 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.
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 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!
Easter Bunny Express (1 to 1 1/2 hours) – always a great time!
(Sat) April 12, (Fri) April 18, (Sat) April 19 departing 11:00am and 1:30 pm ; (Sun) April 13 departing at 1:30 only.
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 $15.00; Child (2-11 yrs) $9.00. (Infants: $3.00. Seat not included.) Reservations are recommended; but empty seats will be sold 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 as available. Adults fare (12 yrs +) $15.00 and Child fare (2-11 yrs) $10.00
- May 24 & 25
- June 14 & 15
- July 5 & 12
- Aug 10
Mixed Freight Ride with Photo Runby (NEW!) Sat Aug 30, Sun Aug 31 & Sat Oct 4
Leaving at 3:30pm. Our Concession/Passenger car will have munchies/sodas to buy during the ride.
Fare: $30 person
Grandparents Day Ride (NEW!) Sun Sept 7 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 walkup passengers. *Fall train fares apply
Murder Mystery Dinner Trains (2 1/2 hrs round trip) Departing 6:00 pm
- Sat., September 13
- October 11
- November 15
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.
14th 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. Tickets will be sold to walkup passengers, if room is available. Reservations recommended.
- September 20, train leaves Middletown at 11:00 am & 2:30 pm.
- September 21, train leaves Middletown at 11:00 am only.
Pumpkin Patch Train Rides (1.5 - 2 hrs)
Oct 18, 19, 25 & 26 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 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.
Santa’s Surprise Trains (1.5 - 2 hrs)
(Sat) Nov 29, Dec. 13 and 20 leaving at 11:00 am + 1:30 pm.
(Sun) Dec. 14 & 21 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 suggested; empty seats will be sold to walkup passengers. Adult Fare (12 yrs +) $17.00; Child Fare (2-11 yrs) $11.00; Infants (lap child under 2 yrs): $4.00
(Fri), Dec 5, 12, 19 at 6:30 pm
(Sat) Nov 29; Dec 6, 13, & 20 departing at 5:00 pm
(Sun) Dec 7, 14, 21 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 and give each child a gift. Have your camera ready for pictures with Santa. Adult Fare(12 yrs +): $18.00; Child Fare (3-11 yrs):$12.00; Infants (under 3 yrs): $4.00 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.