Colebrookdale Railroad Excursions

A Unique Adventure into a Forgotten Land!

The Secret Valley Expedition

Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time. Board one of our meticulously restored century-old rail cars for a two-hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast.

Please reference the calendar to the right for a full list of availability. Dates marked in yellow indicate a scheduled excursion.

Excursions with "meal option" listed require an advanced reservation and are served in the Dining Class Cars only; currently the Dining, and Garden Cafe cars. 

All excursions are departing from our Boyertown Station and will travel South to Pine Forge. We will not be traveling to our Pottstown Station again until September 2022; with the exception of our July 4th Fireworks train.

PASSENGERS PLEASE NOTE: Because of the demand for tickets and limited seating on our trains, tickets are non-refundable. In the unfortunate circumstance that you need to transfer your tickets to another date or time, please call or email the business office 24 hours prior to your scheduled trip.  A non-waivable transfer fee per ticket will apply for each transfer. Thank you for your consideration.

Important:  We can accommodate a limited number of wheelchairs in our Garden Cafe Car.  Please call our office to be sure we have available space on a specific train.  We are an all-weather operation and encourage passengers to dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes.

Featured Excursions and Themes

Engineer For A Day

Engineer For A Day

Here is your opportunity to drive our Colebrookdale Railroad diesel locomotive!

With your hand on the throttle, your eyes on the rail and the adrenaline in your veins, experience the excitement and exhilaration first hand! Be the “engineer”!

Gift certificates are also available; please contact us for more information.

Please note, the locomotive cab is not ADA accessible.

Secret Valley Explorers - Railbikes

Secret Valley Explorers - Railbikes

Railbikes are fun and easy to pedal by people of all ages. Bikes seat either three or four people, so bring family and friends for a memorable adventure. Price is per bike, not per person.

Rail bikes are not for use by persons over 250 lbs. in weight or by persons under 4'6" in height.
For your safety and the safety of the other riders, we can not permit you to ride.

Railbikes will be stationed at a new location on the Colebrookdale line, and will no longer be at our Boyertown Train Station. They will be departing from the Glasgow Station, located at 1410 Old Glasgow Street, Pottstown Pa., for a four mile round trip journey, returning back to the Glasgow Station. 

Cigar Express

Cigar Express

Journey through The Secret Valley while enjoying a cigar and the beauty, geology, and nature of one of the most historic naturally-unspoiled valleys outside on our open-air car.

Locomotive Cab Ride

Locomotive Cab Ride

The Perfect Father's Day Gift!!

In the grander era, every child's dream was to be the engineer of a great locomotive, giant conquerors of space and time. Now you can make that dream come true. Limit one person per trip. The ultimate gift for that railroad buff in your family!

Please note, the locomotive cab is not ADA accessible.

Upcoming

Secret Valley Excursion

Secret Valley Excursion

Join us for our traditional Secret Valley Excursion. A two hour journey into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the Northeast. The Secret Valley awaits!

Sensory Friendly Train

Sensory Friendly Train

This sensory-friendly event will be less crowded, less sensory-stimulating, and less overwhelming for those who may have sensitivities to such things as sight, smell, touch and sound.

Know what to expect before you arrive. Please preview this video with your child or loved one with sensory sensitivities in advance of this special event. https://youtu.be/CKOiGEL22ZQ

Santa's Polar Bear Express

Santa's Polar Bear Express

Join Santa on a magical adventure into Christmas past on one of the most beautiful train journeys in the United States.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Dinner Optional)

'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Dinner Optional)

These special evening trains bring the storybook magic of the season to life. Look for holiday lights as the Secret Valley rolls past your window. Rumor has it Santa himself will appear with a gift for every child.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Train

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Train

These special evening trains bring the storybook magic of the season to life. Look for holiday lights as the Secret Valley rolls past your window. Rumor has it Santa himself will appear with a gift for every child.

Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

THE BEST FOLIAGE IN PENNSYLVANIA!

Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses.

Snowflake Special

Snowflake Special

Watch the snowflakes on a cold, clear winter’s afternoon in the warmth of our coaches, as the train winds its way through the Secret Valley.

Trains with Meals

Secret Valley Expedition - (Brunch Optional)

Secret Valley Expedition - (Brunch Optional)

Join us for our traditional Secret Valley Expedition while enjoying a chef prepared brunch aboard the train, during a two hour journey into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the Northeast. The Secret Valley awaits!

 

Secret Valley Expedition (Lunch Optional)

Secret Valley Expedition (Lunch Optional)

Join us for our traditional Secret Valley Expedition, now offering lunch!  A two hour journey into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the Northeast. The Secret Valley awaits!

Meals are served in our Dining Car and Garden Cafe Car and on select excursions, our First Class Lounge Car.

Secret Valley Excursion (Dinner Optional)

Secret Valley Excursion (Dinner Optional)

Join us for our traditional Secret Valley Expedition, now offering dinner!  A two hour journey into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the Northeast. The Secret Valley awaits!

Fall Foliage - Brunch

Fall Foliage - Brunch

THE BEST FOLIAGE IN PENNSYLVANIA!

Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses.

Fall Foliage - Dinner

Fall Foliage - Dinner

THE BEST FOLIAGE IN PENNSYLVANIA!

Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses.

Fall Foliage - Lunch

Fall Foliage - Lunch

THE BEST FOLIAGE IN PENNSYLVANIA!

Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses.