Special Event Trains

Contact Us at 717-944-4435

SPECIAL EVENT TRAIN SCHEDULE, FARES & INFORMATION

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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 reservation clerk is typically available Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm (special event days, weekends, & holidays excluded) at 717-944-4435 or 877-9TRAIN9, Option 1 or extension 104. Payments accepted by 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 at this time due to banking policies.


EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS (1 to 1-1/2 hours)

April 8, 9, 14 at 1:30pm, and April 15 at 11am & 1:30pm

The Easter Bunny hops aboard with a treat for all the kids. Bring 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. Any unsold seats will be on a 1st-come 1st-serve basis.

 


‘SUNDAE’ CABOOSE RIDES (1 hr+)

May 27 & 28,    June 17 & 18,     July 1 & 2,    August 13IMG_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 – (1-1/2 hrs)

August 19 & 20 at Noon and 2pm.

The Dillinger Gang strikes again!

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  |  Infant (under 2 held on lap): $4


GRANDPARENTS DAY WEEKEND                           grandparents

Saturday & Sunday September 9 & 10

Noon and 1:30pm

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, October 28, November 11

Departs Middletown at 6:00pm sharp

ALL 2017 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TRAINS ARE SOLD OUT

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)

Sat & Sun Oct 14, 15, 21, 22. Trains depart Middletown at 3:30pm

Train stops at a field along the line where each child may step out and select their very own pumpkin. Don’t forget your camera to record the memories of the day and take photos with the friendly 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 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 with gifts for the children on board (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 Surprise Trains.

FARES: Adult (12 yrs +) $17  |  Child (2-11 yrs) $14  |  Infant (lap child under 2 yrs): $4

Reminder: RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!


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.
FARES: Adult (12 +): $20  |  Child (2-11 yrs): $15  |  Infant (lap child under 2 yrs): $4
EARLY RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED – MOST POLAR BEAR EXPRESS TRAINS SELL OUT THREE WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

  • 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 reservation 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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