Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad
Enjoy an 11 mile train ride along the Swatara Creek, while learning the history of the area. You'll board M & H Railroad's 1920's vintage, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western coaches at their 1891 Freight Station in Middletown, Pennsylvania. While in Middletown browse the gift shop or relax on the porch and visit with other folks from near and far. After leaving Middletown, the train follows the towpath of the historic Union Canal and alongside the peaceful Swatara. The narrator relates the history of the Canal (completed in 1827), the location of Canal Lock #33, a century old limekiln and the folkore about Horse Thief Cave. On the return trip, you'll enjoy a "sing-along" of tunes from the railroading days, as well as fun songs for young and old alike.
The original Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad Company was formed in 1888 by local businessmen. Construction of the line between its namesake Boroughs was completed in 1890. From then until 1976 it was part of the Reading Railroad. Since 1976, the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad has been an independent company. Freight service has been provided since 1976 and tourist passenger service has been provided since 1986.
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