Take a ride through time on these vintage railroads!
Everyone loves trains! Here are three hidden gems that you have to experience.
WANAMAKER, KEMPTON AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD
Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern Railroad
is a small tourist railroad located in the northern tip of Berks County, PA. The railroad runs on three and a half miles of track that were once part of the Schuylkill and Lehigh branch of the Reading Company system. Although not very big, the WK&S is largely unmatched in terms of authenticity and scenic diversity. Passengers are treated to rolling farm fields including an orchard; there are forests, fills, cuts, tree-covered hills, a bridge over scenic Ontelaunee Creek and the two old-time towns of Trexler and Wanamakers. Besides the ticket office, the Kempton station has a gift shop, food concession, model railroad display, picnic area, lots of railroad equipment on display and plenty of free parking.
connects two counties, two boroughs, and thousands of people along a right-of-way with a storied past and vast potential for the future. You will travel through one of the most historic, beautiful, geologically-unique, and naturally-unspoiled valleys in the United States - the Secret Valley Natural, Recreation, and Heritage Area. The Colebrookdale is perfect for a day trip where you will get white-glove service during your ride in their beautifully restored coaches making the expedition unlike anything else in the nation. Enjoy a delicious meal in their Dining Car, a relaxed ride in their elegant Coach, a drink in their luxurious first-class Parlor Car, or take in the scenery from their Open Car. They are open year-round and offer special seasonal events.
ALLENTOWN AND AUBURN RAILROAD
Nestled between Kutztown and Topton PA, enjoy the scenic Kutztown countryside from historically unique and vintage trains of the Allentown and Auburn Railroad
. Founded in 2014, the railroad has a unique collection of heritage railroad equipment and 4.5 miles of picturesque track. They offer seasonal excursions as well as special events throughout the year. When not running train rides for the public, their dedicated staff is hard at work restoring their unique railroad equipment. They are passionate dreamers, artisans, and historians, with the goal of sharing this rich aspect of American history with children and adults alike.