Train Rides & Private Charters

-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, Children (2-12) $11 and children who have not turned 2 yet 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.

2019 Operating Schedule  (Updated November 7, 2019)

Santa Express – Christmas Train Rides

Come take a relaxing ride through the fabled Deer Creek Valley with Santa aboard our popular Santa Express! Our Authentic 1920’s era passenger coach is decorated with festive holiday lights for Christmas. Be sure to bring your camera and capture special holiday memories with Santa this year. Each child will receive a brief visit with a special treat from Santa Claus himself. The Santa Express train rides last about 40-45 minutes round-trip. The overall trip length has also recently been lengthened – Santa Trains now go to Iron Bridge Road. After your excursion, hot coco, coffee and cookies will be served in the station for all to enjoy.

Looking for that perfect gift for the train lover on your gift list? Give the gift of a Cab ride in our locomotive. Call the office at 717-746-4998 or inquire at the station on the day of your excursion.

Please note: tickets must be ordered online in advance or paid for in cash on the day of your ride. Santa Express train rides tend of sell out fast, so we suggest buying tickets early. Unfortunately, we are not set up to take phone orders at this time.

Parking is conveniently located next door at 19 W Pennsylvania Ave (Former Santander Bank) Stewartstown, PA

Please note: Times listed are departure times – please arrive 30 minutes early to obtain your tickets
** Saturday, November 30 – 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30
** Sunday, December 1 – 11:30, 1:30, 2:30
** Saturday, December 7 – 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30
** Sunday, December 8 – 11:30, 1:30, 2:30
** Saturday, December 14 – 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30
** Sunday, December 15 –  11:30, 1:30, 2:30
** Saturday, December 21 – 1:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30
** Sunday, December 22 – 11:30, 1:30, 2:30

On Saturday, Dec 14 and 21 at 6:30 PM, our Junior Conductors will be reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and singing Christmas carols. Feel free to come in your favorite Christmas attire. These special nighttime runs are very popular, so we suggest buying your tickets as soon as possible. Walk-up tickets on the night of the excursions may not be available.

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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