NOTE: Advance ticket order sales have ended. Tickets are still available for the trips Monday through Friday and will be sold trainside the days of the trips.
The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum announces a series of special train rides covering all of the available trackage on the Upper Hudson River Railroad, Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad, Kiski Junction Railroad, and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad. Come join us and connect the dots as we travel across New York and Pennsylvania and ride over these unique operations, often covering routes not normally covered by their regularly scheduled passenger excursion services. Here is your chance to ride all of these lines in only one visit to the area so come ride with us in comfort (we generally only sell 60% of the train's tickets). These trips include stated meals, photo runbys, and stops at several restored stations along the lines.
The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum is based in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge, Tennessee, area and operates the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train through the former K-25 Manhattan Project facility.
Schedule of Events:
Monday, May 17 - Upper Hudson River Railroad - North Creek (NY) to Hadley (NY) roundtrip
(Please note that we may travel further south than Hadley. Recent conversation with the railroad indicates that we will be going to Corinth.)
8:00 am - Tours of North Creek Depot Museum
9:00 am - Departure from North Creek station
4:00 pm - Return to North Creek
Tuesday, May 18 - Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad - Milford (NY) to Cooperstown (NY) roundtrip
9:00 am - Departure from Milford station
12:01 pm - Return to Milford
Wednesday, May 19 - Arcade & Attica Railroad - Arcade
(NY) to Curriers (NY) to Arcade Jct. to Arcade
8:00 am - Departure from Arcade station
12:01 pm - Return to Arcade
Thursday, May 20 - Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad - Titusville (PA) to Rynd Farm (PA) and Fieldmore Branch Line
9:00 am - Departure from Titusville station
9:30 am - Fieldmore Branch Line
11:00 am - Return to Titusville
1:00 pm - Rynd Farm
3:00 pm - Return to Wellsboro Junction
Friday, May 21 - Kiski Junction Railroad - Schenley (PA) to Bagdad (PA) and Kiski Junction (PA)
10:00 am - Departure from Schenley station
12:30 pm - Return to Schenley
Saturday, May 22 - Southwest Pennsylvania - B&O lines: FM&P Line and Mount Pleasant Subdivision (60 seats only!)
Sunday, May 23 - Southwest Pennsylvania - PRR lines (60 seats only!)
Ticket Price: Tickets are sold on a daily basis. Tickets include the train rides only. There are no reduced fares for children or senior citizens.
Monday, May 17 - Upper Hudson River Railroad - North Creek (NY) to Hadley (NY) roundtrip - $70
Tuesday, May 18 - Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad - Milford (NY) to Cooperstown (NY) roundtrip - $20
Wednesday, May 19 - Arcade & Attica Railroad - Arcade (NY) to Curriers (NY) to Arcade Junction to Arcade - $25
Thursday, May 20 - Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad - Titusville (PA) to Rynd Farm (PA) and Fieldmore Branch Line - $40
Friday, May 21 - Kiski Junction Railroad - Schenley (PA) to Bagdad (PA) and Kiski Junction (PA) - $20
Saturday, May 22 - Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad - B&O lines: FM&P Line and Mount Pleasant Subdivision - SOLD OUT
Sunday, May 23 - Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad - PRR lines: Radebaugh Sub., Bullskin Branch, and associated branches - SOLD OUT
Tickets: Advance ticket sales have ended. Tickets are still available for the trips Monday through Friday and will be sold trainside the days of the trips.
Equipment: All of the equipment used on the trip will be supplied by the various railroads and tourist lines involved. The trains will consist of several open and closed window coaches, except for the Fayette Central RDC on the Southwest Pennsylvania. The equipment has been restored for modern use but may not be fully accessible for all passengers. Steps and narrow aisles may make it difficult for some people. Because of the historical design of the rail passenger equipment, passengers needing special assistance are asked to make arrangements on their own for physical help.
On-Board Services: Snacks, drinks and souvenirs will be available for sale on the train. To ensure adequate space on the cars, passengers are encouraged to carry only small bags or coolers. Coolers and bags must fit overhead or under seats to keep the aisles clear. Remember, the meals indicated are included in the ticket price.
Hotels and Local Transportation: Passengers are expected to make their own hotel reservations and accommodations to get to and from the train. Numerous hotels are available in the area. For additional information, contact the organizations listed below.
For North Creek Lodging - North Creek area Chamber of Commerce: www.gorechamber.com
For Cooperstown Lodging - Cooperstown website: www.thisiscooperstown.com
For Arcade Lodging - Arcade Chamber of Commerce: www.arcadechamber.org
For Titusville Caboose Hotel Lodging - octrr.clarion.edu/caboosemotel.htm
For Titusville Lodging - Crawford County Chamber of Commerce: www.visitcrawford.org
For Schenley area Lodging - Armstrong County Chamber of Commerce: www.armstrongchamber.org
For Uniontown Lodging - Fayette Chamber of Commerce: www.fayettechamber.com/cwt/external/wcpages/visitor
For Scottdale Lodging - Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce: www.scottdale.com
Further Information: These trains are operated for the education, entertainment and enjoyment of the passengers and as a fundraising activity for SARM. They will run rain or shine. The trains are not a part of the regular operations of the railroads involved, therefore, the Upper Hudson River Railroad, Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad, Kiski Junction Railroad, Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, and Fayette Central Railroad cannot be held responsible for delays or changes in the equipment or itinerary. The operators cannot be held responsible for problems associated with connecting transportation, lodging, sickness, weather, acts of war, acts of God, or other causes beyond our control. The same holds true for the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum and any other non-profit or for-profit organization assisting with these trips. Tickets are non-refundable but can be resold. Remember, this is a volunteer-operated educational and fund-raising event, please assist us as you can. Please contact the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum with any questions that you might have. E-mail is preferred at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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