New In 2016
What’s New in 2016
First-Class Parlor Car
Ride the First-Class Parlor Car on the 2016 Autumn Leaf Train Excursions from Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe. The First-Class car seats 13 people. At $250 per ticket, enjoy riding this newly refurbished car. You will enjoy beautiful fall scenery passing rivers, bridges, anda tunnel. The trip departs Port Clinton at 9:00 am and you will have a 3 and a half hour layover to enjoy Jim Thorpe before returning to Port Clinton by 6:00 pm.
Did you ever want to ride in a caboose? I always have, and you don't have to own a railroad to do it! Caboose rides are new this year on Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway trains departing Jim Thorpe. Rent the whole caboose for only $99 on any regularly scheduled train, except October. Family and friend tickets give you privacy and the privilege of renting the whole caboose for up to six people. Try it. It's the best train ride you'll ever have without being in the engine, by the way, you can do that too! Call 610-562-2102 for more details
Gondola Car-You load your bike
Don't want to ride your bike 25 miles? We understand that is a long distance for some and we have just the train for you. New this year on Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway trains departing Jim Thorpe. Most days we run regularly scheduled trains from May through September, you can load your bike in the gondola car and jump in an open air car for the ride to Old Penn Haven. The scenery is fantastic, and the ticket price is only $18 per adult and $10 per child to ride the open air car. The best news is for an additional $5 per person, you can take your bike along. If you need to rent a bike, visit the folks across the street from the train station at Pocono Biking. We will let you off the train at old Penn Haven and the ride back to Jim Thorpe is a short 8 miles. Just the right distance for you and your kids. Wow, what fun! This is a new adventure, and we know you will love both your train ride up and your bike ride back. Come join the fun in fantastic Jim Thorpe. Call 610-562-2102 for more details.
For the first time in over 15 years, the Reading and Northern Railroad, with the cooperation of the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, will offer Rail Diesel Car (RDC) excursions. Included in the ticket price, enjoy food service in our refreshment car on board the only RDCs that have windows that open and shut. These commuter-like schedules will get you from Schuylkill County to Jim Thorpe in less than 2 and a half hours. While in Jim Thorpe, enjoy many of the shops, restaurants, and attractions.
Also, look to the schedule for Schuylkill County trips that head south to North Reading, then take a tour at the Reading and Northern Railroad Corporate Headquarters in Port Clinton, PA. The tour will last nearly one hour. See a functioning car shop, engine shop, headquarter building, and dispatching center on the tour.
Throughout the year, there will be specialized and charter RDC trips available. The special excursions will visit many attractions found in the coal region of Northeast Pennsylvania. Call 610-562-2102 for more details.