Railroad museum opens its doors for the holidays

Posted by on November 25, 2012 in Healthy/Happy | Comments Off

The Stewartstown Railroad Station Museum, 21 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Stewartstown, will be open to the public for holiday open houses in December.

Visitors will be able to view the waiting room of an early 20th century small town train station and ticket agent’s office. A collection of historical artifacts from the Stewartstown Railroad is currently on display in the museum and railroad equipment is on display outside.

Weather permitting, the Stewartstown Railroad Co. will operate motorcar “speeder” rides during the open houses. Rides will start at 1:30 p.m. and operate continuously until 4 p.m. Fare is $5 per seat. The rides are on authentic, open-air railroad work cars and not passenger coaches. Passengers are advised to dress appropriately for the weather.

Open house hours and dates are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sundays, Dec. 9, 16 and 23. The station’s interior will be decorated; a small operating model train set will be on display; and the museum’s gift shop will be open.

Admission to the museum is free, but donations are appreciated.

For more information, visit www.stewartstownfriends.org or call (717) 654-7530.