Author Archives: Mike Ruane

Santa Trains Coming Soon!

Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, we’ll be running Santa Trains every Saturday and Sunday, right up until December 23rd, and we even have a special Night Ride!

Santa will be on the trains, available for pictures, and there will be Christmas Carol Singalongs, candy canes, and a ton of fun! Come on out!

Buy Tickets Here

Wednesday Night Work Crew Reborn – August 29; September 5 and 12

We will be having the Wednesday night work crew back. We will be working on small jobs on the East End of the railroad, that we cannot get to during the regular work weekends when we are focused on major track and equipment work. We plan to be working on the wye tracks, coach and station house tracks, as well as doing equipment maintenance and repairs, building repairs and maybe even minor coach and locomotive work as needed. We will meet at the station between 5:30 and will work to dark. This is not usually going to be an out-on-the line work session, but maybe if there is some special job that is of short duration and we could get too without running too late. Everyone is welcome to come out and help. This will be a good time for new people to come out and learn new tasks, tools and equipment while working with our most experienced and knowledgeable crew leaders.

We plan to have Wednesday Night Work Crews on August 29th, September 5th, and September 12th.

Hope you can help us out!

Friends of Stewartstown Railroad Complete new Open-Air Excursion Car!

Friends of Stewartstown Railroad Complete new Open-Air Excursion Car

 First runs to be held July 28 and 29

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mike Ruane
Stewartstown Railroad
(201) 888-8441

After only ten months of construction by volunteers of the Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, their new Open-Air Excursion car is ready for use. The car, based upon a Pennsylvania Railroad F30A flatcar, was donated to the Friends by the Norfolk Southern Railroad, and transported by truck to the Stewartstown Railroad where the Friends cleared off steel decking, and built a new wood and steel center-bench passenger car. It is roofed and has roller-bearing trucks, making for a very comfortable ride.

“We worked very hard on building this car, and had help from many of our volunteers” said David Watson, President of the Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad. “We look forward to seeing it used by the Railroad year-round.”

“The Railroad is very thankful to have this car available for our passengers” said Dave Williamson, President of the Stewartstown Railroad. “This open air car allows views and an experience found nowhere else.”

The car will be used for its inaugural runs, and then will be pressed into excursion service, and used on the Railroad whenever weather and passenger needs arise. The new car is also available for private charter.

About Stewartstown Railroad

Stewartstown Railroad Company is a common carrier railroad based in Stewartstown, PA. Founded in 1884, the company continues to offer tourist operations over the length of its 7.4 mile length. For additional information, go to www.StewartstownRailroadCo.com, or contact Mike Ruane at info@stewartstownrailroadco.com or by phone 201-888-8441.

 

About Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad

The Friends is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to the preservation of the Stewartstown Railroad. For additional information, go to their website at http://www.stewartstownfriends.org , or by email at friendsofstrt@hotmail.com

 

 

Joint Rides for Ma & Pa and Stewartstown Railroad

The Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village and the Stewartstown Railroad are joining forces this summer to celebrate the heritage of short line railroads in southeastern York County. On Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, they will offer reduced price combination tickets to visit and ride the trains at both railroads. Combination tickets purchased at either railroad will be honored at the other on any regularly scheduled day through Labor Day, September 3.

Tickets can be purchased either at the Stewartstown Railroad Station,  or at the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village.

Additional June Work Weekend Added

Because we lost some work days in the previous weekends due to the inclement weather, we’ve added an additional work weekend: Friday June 15th through Sunday June 17th. We plan on clearing the line of downed trees, and replacing and spiking ties.

Hope to see you there.!

Happy New Year!

The Stewartstown Railroad wants to thank all of our Passengers and Volunteers for a very successful 2017!

We hope to have an even better 2018. Look for our first trains to run in Late March, 2018 – our Easter Bunny Specials!

 

Train Rides at New Freedom Fest

Stewartstown Speeder Specials!
Departing from the New Freedom Fest, September 16, 2017
Want to feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, while riding down the rails?
Come aboard the Stewartstown Railroad’s Speeder Specials!
Leaving New Freedom every 20 minutes, ride out about a mile and back on our Railroad Motorcars
All ages welcome! Tickets $5.00, children under 3 ride free.