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Colebrookdale Railroad - Lost in the deep woods sheltering the Manatawny and Ironstone Creeks is a mythical secret valley. Though today only white-tailed deer, great blue heron, and bald eagles know the beauty of this legendary land, it was once the province of pioneers and patriots.

Their stories can be heard in the soft winds whispering through the tall trees and towering trestles of the Colebrookdale Railroad - a magical, forgotten railway to the heart of this Secret Valley. The "Secret Valley Line" is your ticket to a place and time when iron rails connected a divided people and the heart of the nation pulsed with the potent energy of the steam locomotive.

Completed by soldiers home from the Civil War just four months after the Transcontinental Railroad united the East and West, the Colebrookdale is a record of epic engineering and heroic human drama. Eight-point-six miles long and a century-and-a-half back in time, the Secret Valley Line beckons you to experience for yourself the unexpected treasures of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Autumn Splendor Hayride on Rails:
Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses while locally-produced fall snacks available for purchase on board warm the soul. Our 1920s open-window coaches, caboose, and the Secret Valley Explorer Open Car provide the perfect hayride-on-the rails. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays October - November.

Bonfire Train:
Join us for a short night-time trip from the Boyertown Rail Yard to the site of the lost iron-making village of Colebrookdale. Warm your hands by the crackling fire and enjoy some fall snacks. Children in costume will be entered into our costume contest on-board. Bring a flashlight and, if you like, a blanket and folding chairs. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. One-hour round trips departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Friday and Saturday evenings, times vary. October-November.

Eerie Limited:
Learn the haunted secrets of The Secret Valley on a very special evening run. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Second Friday of each month, June-December, 6:30 PM. Proceeds benefit the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust.

Night Before Christmas Train:
These special evening trains bring the storybook magic of the season to life Join us in your pajamas and sip complimentary hot cocoa as we read T'was the Night Before Christmas. Enjoy Christmas music and the comfort of our Edwardian-era cars as the holiday lights of the Secret Valley roll past your window. Rumor has it Santa himself may appear with a gift for every child. Opt to have your photo taken with Santa and we'll print it out for you on-board! Merry Christmas! Approx. two-hour round trip.

Santa Claus Train:
Join Santa on a magical adventure into Christmas past on one of the most beautiful train journeys in the United States. Sip complementary hot cocoa or enjoy Christmas cookies and sing favorite carols as the Secret Valley passes by your window. Santa brings a gift for every child, and every child has an opportunity to give their Christmas letter to him (we even provide the crayons!) The Victorian charm of our heated coaches makes Christmas memories to last a lifetime. Opt to have your photo taken with Santa and we'll print it out for you on-board! New for this year, all trains stop at Secret Santa Village, where families can choose their Christmas tree. We'll even load it on the train for you! Approx. two-hour round trip.

Winter Starlight Express:
Join us in a farewell to the year and watch the bright stars of a cold, clear winter’s night as the train winds its way through the Secret Valley. Passengers can sample local cheeses and sparking beverages available a la carte. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Selected Friday and Saturday evenings in December.

Romance on the Rails: Valentine's Day Train:
CHAMPAGNE, LOCAL SNACKS, LIVE MUSIC ON BOARD. The Edwardian splendor of the Secret Valley Express will surely kindle romantic fires as we journey into the night of our forgotten land. Stroll between the café coach, deluxe coach, and onto the open car to gaze at the winter night's sky. We’ve taken care of all of the details so that you and your love can sit back, relax, and let the world fade away as you focus on each other. Email Haunt Owner
 
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From Pennsylvania Route 100, head west on Route 73 into the borough of Boyertown. Turn left onto Washington Street and proceed one block. The closest GPS address is 100 South Washington Street, Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512 (the railroad yard is located across the street from this address).

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