New Freedom Fest Special: Saturday, September 17

The Stewartstown Railroad will be operating a special track car shuttle train from Stewartstown, PA to New Freedom, PA on ​Saturday, September 17. The train will leave the station in Stewartstown at 10:30 a.m. and travel the 7.4 miles to New Freedom. There will be a layover in New Freedom so riders may attend the NEW FREEDOM FEST being held this day along the rail trail in mid-town New Freedom. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the trip for ​$20 each ​for adults and $16 for youngsters aged 12 and under. Admission to the New Freedom  Fest is FREE!

This coming weekend – Work Weekend, and runs to New Freedom and Return

This upcoming weekend, we plan on having a large crew replacing ties on the mainline, west of the water cistern, extending our Class I track towards the Iron Bridge. Work days will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, starting at the Stewartstown Station at around 9:00 each morning.

On Sunday we’ll have our July Firecracker Special motorcar ride to New Freedom and Return.  Leave the Stewartstown Station at 10:00 AM, arrive New Freedom about 11:00 AM.

One hour to eat lunch and shop in New Freedom, check out  the Steam Into History train, and then return to Stewartstown.
Rain or shine, we have covered cars with roofs and windshields. $20 Adult, $16.00 Children up to 12 yr old. Get there early as seating is limited!

Annual Rules Class – How’d You Like to be a Railroader?

The Annual Rules Class will be Sunday, April 24th at 10:00 AM at the station in Stewartstown. All current train crew, and all those interested in training for train crew (engineer, conductor, brakeman) should attend.
We will supply a light lunch, and probably be done about 2 or 3 PM.
We’ll do some hands-on operating training if time/interest permits. Any questions, please let us know!

Santa Claus is Coming to the Stewartstown Railroad

During the month of December, Santa will be riding on the Stewartstown Railroad, talking to our riders, telling them stories, and handing out Candy Canes to those that would like some.

Each ride takes approximately 30 minutes, during which time Santa will walk through our Christmas-decorated cabooses, visiting the children on board.

Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures of the kids with Santa, so they can always remember their day onboard the train!

Tickets are available at the Stewartstown Train Station, located at 21 West Pennsylvania Ave, Stewartstown, PA. Ample parking is available, and the Station Museum and Gift Shop will be open as well.

Saturday, December 5: Santa Train (Caboose and Locomotive) – 1:30 Sunday, December 6: Santa Train (Caboose and Locomotive) – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Saturday, December 12: Santa Train (Caboose and Locomotive) – 1:30 Sunday, December 13: Santa Train (Caboose and Locomotive) – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Saturday, December 19: Santa Train (Caboose and Locomotive) – 1:30 Sunday, December 20: Santa Train (Caboose and Locomotive)– 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Sunday, December 27 (Caboose and Locomotive) – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Prices are $10.00 for Adults, $9.00 for Seniors (65 and older), and $8.00 for Children (12 and under)

Tickets must be purchased at the station, on the day of the ride.


We Hope to see you here soon!


Work Weekend – November 20, 21, and 22

Calling All Railroaders!

During our next work weekend, November 20, 21, and 22, we plan on doing the following:

  • Rectify any issues identified during weekly inspections
  • Clean-up the stone placed in the engine house switch. Someone vandalized our property, and we need to clean it up.
  • Remove the old mill switch and work on the culvert (one day…either Friday or Sunday)
  • Work on expanding the run length…tie work on the mainline!
  • Work days start at 9:00 at the Stewartstown station, and we can always use additional volunteers. We usually work until about 5:00, but people leave when they have to. We usually break for lunch around noon. We’d love to have you, so if you can give us a hand, come on by!

    Veterans Ride Free, Sunday November 8th


    The Stewartstown Railroad will be offering FREE train rides to veterans and active duty military members who present a valid ID* at the ticket window in the station. We Thank You for your past and present service to our Nation!

    The train station will open at 1:00 p.m. with trains leaving the station at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

    (The station is located only 3 miles east of the Shrewsbury Cracker Barrel on PA Route 851).

    *A valid ID for veterans is their DD Form 214 (or equivalent), or a membership card from a military fraternal organization, or a government-issued veterans ID card. For active duty military, show your military ID card.

    Welcome Aboard!

    The Blue Caboose out on the Line

    Having been delivered, the Blue Caboose was reassembled, welded, and brakes tested. When all passed inspection, she was taken out on the line for clearance tests. Doesn’t she look nice?BlueMo

    The Blue Caboose is available for rental for Birthday Parties, Charters, and is a part of our regular passenger runs.

    Come on by and take a ride!