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This page was last updated: March 04, 2017!

 

Background

The Chapter owns 3 Erie Lackawanna MU Cars. After having their traction motors and pantographs stripped, these cars were initially placed into K-4s services and in excursions in the following communities: Claysburg, East Freedom, Roaring Spring, and Martinsburg, PA.  Later, in conjunction with the overwhelming support by Alan Maples (Owner of the Everett Railroad) and of Alan Nevotney (General Manager, Everett Railroad), excursions were conducted on the Everett Railroad system (not to include the Claysburg, PA branch).  Many trips were also run in conjunction with events sponsored by The Roaring Spring Historical Society.  The Roaring Spring Historical Society, owners of historic Roaring Spring Station,has preserved the only remaining Pennsylvania Railroad Train Station in Blair County complete with an authentic Pennsylvania Railroad Caboose on display. Once located on the Morrison's Cove Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the line is now operated by the Everett Railroad Company which provides freight services to industry and agricultural services in the Morrison's Cove area as well as nearby East Freedom and Claysburg.

 

The Horseshoe Curve Chapter, National Railway Historical Society in cooperation with the Roaring Spring Historical Society and the Everett Railroad Company, operated the annual Santa Claus Trains from Roaring Spring Station during November.

 

Santa visits all the children on a previous trip.

 

All trips used to depart from Roaring Spring, traveling to Martinsburg and return, through the scenic agricultural landscape of Morrisons Cove utilizing the route of the Everett Railroad Company.   Santa Claus boarded the train at the Roaring Spring station, and greeted all the children personally, giving each a bag of treats from the North Pole. In addition, children were provided a packet of feed for the ducks at the Roaring Spring pond. The train coaches were decorated for the Christmas season, and Christmas Carols were sung, adding to the festivities.  Following the train ride, free hot chocolate and cookies were provided at the station. In addition, Doug’s Dawgs concession was available before and after the train ride for purchase of light lunches of hot dogs and hamburgers. Tickets also included admission to Railroader’s Memorial Museum for the remainder of year. 

 

Time Table

Trains used to operate on the former PRR Morrison Cove Secondary (round trip), utilizing power of the Everett Railroad Company. Recently, the Everett Railroad began operating its own excursions. Contact the Everett Railroad for further information.

 

 

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