Learn with the Colebrookdale Railroad

The Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust offers a wide range of opportunities for learning outside of the classroom. Visit any of the links below to learn more.


The video, “Caleb’s First Ride on the Colebrookdale Railroad – A Journey Back to 1910,” has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Class Curriculum

Imagine teachers being able to step into history books with students in such a way that they can experience an immersive living lesson of the 19th Century – the era that dramatically altered and expanded this More Perfect Union – the United States of America. Imagine then that they take the lessons of that era with them back into their classrooms and future lives to build on that learning such that they strive to continue the efforts of our founding fathers to improve this great Union.

Download the class curriculum:

Special thanks to our academic interns for creating the translations:

Spanish Translation:
Brianna Mora, Spanish Minor, Penn State University
Maria Fellie, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Spanish, Chair of the Spanish Minor, Penn State Berks

Chinese Translation:
Yihong Cheng, Doctoral Student, Boston College, 2023

Plan a Field Trip

Complete the form below to request a field trip to the Colebrookdale Railroad.

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Become a Sponsor

Companies that support our educational programming may be eligible for Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). The EITC program provides tax credits on a first-come-first-serve basis to eligible businesses that contribute to a qualified educational improvement program.

Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust (CRPT) is approved as an official EITC eligible organization or EIO for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. For more information about the Tax Credit program and its eligibility requirements, please visit the EITC website.

To learn more about becoming a CRPT Educational Programs Sponsor please contact:
Michele Barrett, Director of Educational Programming at 610-367-0200 or email: michele@colebrookdalerailroad.com.

Our Current Sponsors

JP Mascaro & Sons

Tompkins VIST Bank

Ambler Savings Bank