The Dining Experience on the Colebrookdale Railroad is the most unique and luxurious way to have a meal. Calling back to the timeless splendor of dining on the rails in the Early 20th Century, your 2 Hour Expedition into the Secret Valley transports you into an environment that the highest-class citizens of the world would've experienced over a century ago while traveling for business or pleasure. Our early "morning" trips offer Brunch, while our afternoon trips offer a multi course meal, all hand prepared and served directly to you at your table by one of our onboard white coat service stewards.
Making a Reservation
Please Note: Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance to ensure everyone has a meal, you CAN NOT purchase Dining Car tickets the day of. Our tables are sat in groups of four, if you are a group smaller than four, you may have to sit with another party.
When purchasing tickets online, you will be prompted to select the amount of people riding with you. If you have a toddler, they will require a ticket as well. Once selected, you will be prompted to select your meal choice. Please note any dietary restrictions in the comments at the time of reservation. Once at the station, pick up your reservation and wait to board the train. Once on board, you will be given directions by a uniformed crew member, and from there you will find your seating assignment written on table cards with your last name. Once the train is in motion, our service members will give you the best dining experience on rails in the Northeast.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know where I sit?
Once you've boarded, make sure to look at all the name cards on all the tables, one of them is bound to have your last name on it! If you still cannot find your table assignment, please ask someone from the train crew to assist you.
I have a group that has an odd number of people, do I have to sit with someone else?
Tables are sat in groups of four, so we ask that you get friendly with your table mates if the train is full. We do offer an upcharge to have a private table, which is determined per excursion. We DO NOT offer private tables during our Holiday Trains, like Easter or Santa Trains.
My friends made a seperate reservation and I'd like to sit with them, how do I make sure we're seated together?
When making your reservation, make sure to leave a comment with the name that was used for the other reservation so we can seat you together. If a decision was made after making your reservation, you can always call our business office during regular business hours.
Do you have high chairs for my children?
Yes! Just make a comment asking for a high chair when making your reservation.
I have a toddler riding that isn't going to have a meal, do I still have to buy a ticket?
As the toddler will be taking up a seat, yes, you do. This helps our caterers plan the seating accordingly. Please note that if you toddler does not have a ticket, they will have to sit in your lap and we will NOT make room on the train (whether it be a seat or another table) for the unticketed toddler.
I have dietary restrictions or allergies, how do I let someone know?
When making your reservation, please make a comment with any dietary restrictions you may have and our caterer will try their best to accommodate you.
Can I request to sit in a specific car for dining?
The seating assignment is determined by our caterer to ensure efficiency when serving you. If you have someone who has a wheelchair or needs assistance, please make a comment when purchasing your tickets so we can accommodate you.
I selected the wrong meal choice when I purchased my tickets, can I change it?
If you accidentally ordered the wrong meal, please call our office at 610-367-0200 as soon as possible. Meal Choice changes might not be able to be made within 8 hours of your scheduled departure time.