Rail/Industry Tours

We had high hopes for the success of the Colebrook Railroad tour, however due to insufficient sign-ups, it had to be cancelled.  The railroad does offer train rides to the public.  If interested, you might considering checking it out. 

Colebrookdale Railroad

 The Colebrookdale Railroad is a short line in headquartered in Boyertown, Berks County, and which parallels the Berks/Montgomery County line up to Pottstown in Montgomery County.  Prior to abandonment by Conrail in 1976, it had been part of the Reading Company since the 1800s.  After its

 abandonment it changed hands many times until now being owned and operated by the Colebrook Railroad Preservation Trust.  Click here to read all about the railroad, their history, and their current operations, which include tourist rides. 


 

SEPTA Electric Car Shops
SEPTA Electric Car Shops

 SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Author-
ity is the owner and operator of the electric multiple-unit cars used in the Philadelphia area's commuter rail network, a legacy of the Reading and Pennsylvania (and later Penn Central) Railroads.  This tour would involve visiting the repair and maintenance facilities.

 Grand and beautiful 30th Street Station was built in 1933 for the Pennsylvania Railroad as its primary intercity terminal in Philadelphia.  Today, this continues to serve Amtrak for both for north- and southbound intercity trains, as well as commuter rail on the upper-level platforms.  It is located adjacent to what was formerly the main post office building, specifically to facilitate the transportation of mail back when that duty was primarily the responsibility of the railroads.

Amtrak's 30th Street Station
Amtrak's 30th Street Station

 

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