Train Rides & Private Charters

“A-L-L A-BOARD!” Cries out the conductor as the Stewartstown Railroad pulls out of the station on Authentic 1920’s era passenger coaches. Mighty Mo, a 1943 Gasoline-Powered locomotive roars in the distance as the engineer releases the brakes and fires up the engine. DING! DING! DING! goes the bell warning passers-by of her approach and to stay out of the way. Children and adults alike stir with excitement as the engineer blows the whistle. Sit back and relax as we take you for a ride on the historic Stewartstown Railroad.

Ticket Prices: Adults $13, Seniors (65 & up) $12, and Children (2-12) $11 – age 2 and under ride free.
Cab Rides: We now offer cabs rides on all trains using one of our locomotives. There is a limit of two persons in the cab on any ride. Close-toed shoes are required, and no Personal Electronic Devices can be used while the train is in motion.  Rides are $30 for Adults, Children are $20 when accompanied by an adult.  Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

2020 Operating Schedule  (Updated July 10, 2020)
Please note: With York County now in a green operating status, we can once again offer motorcar and full-size train rides. Ticket sales will be limited to keep crowd sizes low. However, we cannot guarantee that social distancing can be practiced due to the historic nature of some of our equipment . All tickets must be purchased in-advance, online, thru our website – no tickets will be sold at the station until further notice.  Masks are required. On the day of your ride, if you are sick, have a fever, or are not feeling well, you may call the station at 717-746-4998 for a refund. Please understand that we are operating during a pandemic, passengers ride at their own risk, and the Stewartstown Railroad Company cannot be held responsible should you get sick. Those considered at high-risk for contraction of covid-19 are strongly encouraged to consider riding with us at a later point in time. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon!

New Freedom Special!

Come take a 3-hour Motorcar excursion over our entire 7.4 miles of track to New Freedom and back. This ride is in open air cars, so this ride is best for children over 7 years old as there are no seat belts in the cars. It takes an hour to get to New Freedom, we give you an hour to explore New Freedom, and then it takes an hour to get back to Stewartstown Station. The seats are hard wood seats, so please feel free to bring a seat cushion. And feel free to bring a cooler for drinks and snacks (Yes, even some adult beverages if you like).
Sat. July 18
10am    All tickets $20
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Open Air Excursion Car

We will be running the #10 locomotive pulling the open -air excursion car and Blue Caboose!  This ride will be traveling over newly renovated track across the Iron Bridge and past the Iron Bridge Road crossing. The ride is now about 40-50 minutes long!
Sat. July 25 – Sun. July 26
12:30, 1:30, 2:30
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Open Air Excursion Car
Take a relaxing ride on our Open-Air car.
Sat. Aug. 8 – Sun. Aug. 9
Sat. Aug. 29 – Sun. Aug. 30
12:30, 1:30, 2:30

New Freedom Special!
3-hour Motorcar excursion over our entire 7.4 miles of track to New Freedom and back.
Sat. Aug. 1 – Sun. Aug. 2
Sat. Aug. 22 – Sun. Aug. 23
10am    All tickets $22

Open Air Excursion Car
Sat. Sept. 12 – Sun. Sept. 13
12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm 

New Freedom Fest! 
We will be at the New Freedom Fest giving short Motorcar rides! Only $5 per person
Sat. Sept. 19


Pumpkin Patch Train!   

Come and take a train ride in the changing fall colors to the Pumpkin Patch! Every child gets to pick their own pumpkin to take home.
Sat. Oct. 3 – Sun. Oct. 4
Sat. Oct. 10 – Sun. Oct. 11
12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm 

Halloween Haunt Train!









Our Halloween trains are Child friendly events. Feel free to come in costume! Fun for all ages!
Sat. Oct. 17
Sat. Oct. 24

Halloween Nighttime Motorcar Ride!     
This ride is in the dark of night to New Freedom and back. Come and see if you can spot the spooks who live in the woods along the railroad tracks. This ride is only for ages 16 and older for safety reasons. Ride is over 2 hours. Seating is limited. 
Sat. Oct. 31 –  6pm $20


Fall Foliage Train

Come and take a relaxing ride and see the fall colors.
Sat. Nov. 7 – Sun. Nov. 8

Fall Foliage New Freedom Special!
Motorcar ride to New Freedom and back. Subject to change, depending on the weather.
3-hour ride.
Sat. Nov. 21 – Sun. Nov. 22   10am   All tickets $20


Santa Express Train!  

Come and visit with Santa on our decorated 1920 passenger coach! Bring your own camera and take your own photos at no extra charge.
Sat. Nov. 28 – Sun. Nov. 29
Sat. Dec. 5 – Sun. Dec. 6
Sat. Dec. 12 – Sun. Dec. 13
Sat. Dec. 19 – Sun. Dec. 20
Sat. Times – 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Sun. Times – 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Special Night Trains- Sat. Dec. 12 and Sat. Dec. 19- 6:30pm


Also available: Caboose Rentals – Have a Party in a Real Caboose!
The Stewartstown Railroad offers a unique historical railroad venue for your birthday party, anniversary, business meeting, graduation, family reunion, or special event.

Package Information:
– Blue Caboose (subject to availability)
– Stewartstown Station Waiting Room, with indoor restroom
– Tables, Chairs, and Trash Receptacles
– Seating Capacity for up to 20
– 110 volt electric outlet
– Bring your own Food or have it delivered
– Representative from the Railroad
$ 200 for up to 2 1/2 hours, stationary on the tracks.
$ 300 for up to 2 1/2 hours, Including a ride on the tracks.
$25 each additional hour, with a maximum of 4 hours total.
**A $50 dollar deposit and signed contract are required to reserve your date **

Catering is available for your special event on the Stewartstown Railroad from York County’s Best Pit Beef – Stewartstown Smoke House & Beer Barn. For more information, please visit or call 717-993-2003