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Fall Foliage Tour Aboard the M & H Train
October 28, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Members are welcome to invite their family and friends to enjoy the train excursion! Join Central Section friends for a fall foliage tour aboard the M & H Train.
Passengers will board a 1920’s vintage Delaware, Lackawanna & Western coach at M & T Railroad’s 1891 Freight Station in Middletown. Although originally built as a freight station, it was converted to a passenger station, complete with a gift shop and modern ADA restrooms. Before or after your excursion, you may browse the gift shop or relax on the porch and visit with folks from near and far. While aboard the train, for the 11-mile round-trip ride along the Swatara Creek, you will learn about the history of the area, the Union Canal, and the railroad from a live narration. After leaving the Middletown station, the train travels north toward Hummelstown following the towpath of the canal completed in 1827, much of which is still visible (including canal locks) alongside the peaceful Swatara. The narration tells of other historical artifacts, folklore about Horse Thief Cave, and many more fun facts about the rail line and south-central Pennsylvania. On the return trip, the train crew is available to talk with you and answer questions.
Light refreshments are available from the on-board snack bar for a small fee. All proceeds go to preservation of the railroads historic equipment