List of Train Rides in Pennsylvania

List of Train Rides in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is home to thousands of acres of hiking, biking, climbing and swimming. Cutting through the natural splendor is an array of passenger trains, which harken back to a simpler time when cross-country trips weren't as easy as a five-hour flight and traveling by car didn't mean cramming into a four-door hatchback. Whether you're a train enthusiast, a curious spectator, or you're just looking for an enjoyable way to view the countryside, these Pennsylvania train rides offer something for everyone.

WK&S Railroad

Also referred to as the Kempton Train, the WK&S Railroad is located in the small town of Kempton, Pa. WK&S offers four departures a day, as well as a variety of themed rides for every season, including: The Easter Bunny Express, Kids' Fun Weekend, Murder Mystery Train, Harvest Moon Special, Train of Terror, Halloween Train, and the Santa Claus Special.

WK&S Railroad
42 Community Center Dr.
Kempton, PA 19529
(610) 756-6469

Tioga Central Railroad

An incredibly scenic railroad located in Wellsboro, Tioga Central offers both excursion rides for individual and families, as well as charter rides for groups that desire privacy. The line heads north a total of 34 miles, ending a few miles outside of the New York border. In addition to the scenic rides, there are also dinner trains available for lunch and dinner, and a sunset train for a relaxing end to the day.

Tioga Central Railroad
PA-287 and Muck Road
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(570) 724-0990

Kiski Junction Railroad

Kiski Junction is an active freight train that also offers scenic trips through the Pennsylvania mountains and forest lands. Passengers are allowed to bring their own meals and drinks to enjoy during the trip, and are entertained with local lore as the trip progresses. Reservations are not necessary except for the Fall Leaf and Halloween rides.

Kiski Junction Railroad
130 Railroad Ave.
Cabot, PA 16023
(724) 295-5577

Strasburg Railroad

The Strasburg Railroad is a top-notch destination for train enthusiasts located in Lancaster County. The Strasburg train offers 45-minute rides that tour the Pennsylvania Dutch country, offering a scenic tour of not only the countryside, but also of the large Amish community that resides in the local vicinity. In addition to the normal train rides, special trips are also available, including: Day with Thomas, Wine and Cheese Train, Trains and Troops, Santa's Paradise Express, The Great Train Robbery, and more.

Strasburg Railroad
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA 17572
(717) 687-7522‎

Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society

Part of the historical Bellefonte district, this train ride not only provides vital funds to keep the landmark functional, but also offers a leisurely tour through dense forest and over flowing rivers. The movie "Unstoppable", starring Denzel Washington, was filmed here. Aside from normal tours, there are special events available, such as the Fall Foliage and Santa Express.

Bellefont Historical Railroad Society
Bellefont Train Station
320 W. High St.
Bellefont, PA 16823
(814) 355-1053

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Nice easy flat trail that leads to beautiful red rocks.
Stunning hike but extremely steep and tiring! Bring plenty of water.