MILTON, Pa. — The Union County Industrial Railroad, an affiliate of the North Shore Railroad Co., will offer rare milage excursions over former Reading Co. railroad track as part of a small town’s bicentennial celebration.
The excursions will run from ConAgra Brands in Milton north towards New Columbia, Pa., before returning. The trips scheduled for Saturday, June 10, will be the first time passengers have had the chance to ride the route since 1964. The trips will also cross the Susquehanna River.
“Trains and railroads have been an integral part of Milton’s history and these rare-mileage train rides are a terrific way to celebrate that history,” says Milton Historical Society President John Meckley. “We are grateful to the North Shore Railroad Co. for their donation of passenger services to our celebration. I can think of no better way to kick-off our bicentennial celebration Week than these once-in-a-lifetime train rides.”
Three trips will run June 10. Tickets can be purchased for $10 each with all proceeds returning to the bicentennial celebration. Tickets must be obtained prior to the event and will be available only at the Milton Borough Hall, 2 Filbert Street, Milton, Pa., during normal business hours, from April 10 to 28. There are a limited number of tickets available on a first come, first served basis.
More information is available online