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Bike Aboard 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

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Bike Aboard 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

Oct 16, 2022

Ride Time(s): 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our No. 17 steam locomotive will pulling the train, including our newly restored gondola car. It is ready for all you cyclists on the Heritage Rail Trail! Purchase a one-way ticket that allows you to split your journey between the train and your bike.

Depart from New Freedom for a northbound train ride to Hanover Junction or Brillhart Station, then ride your bike back, southbound on the trail.

Or you can meet the train at Brillhart Station at approximately 12:00 pm and ride the train southbound to New Freedom. Northern Central Railway’s newly restored gondola car will accommodate your bike as you relax.

10:00 pm – One-way ticket from New Freedom to Hanover Junction (10 miles):  $20 Adult (age 13+); $10 Child (age 2-12)

10:00 pm One-way ticket from New Freedom to Brillhart Station (16 miles) $29 Adult (age 13+); $20 Child (ages 2-12)

12:00 pm One-way ticket from Brillhart Station to New Freedom (16 miles): $29 Adult (age 13+); $20 Child (ages 2-12)

Please note: Biking northbound is downhill and southbound is uphill

The cars are pulled and pushed by our vintage diesel locomotive.

New Freedom to Hanover Junction train ride is approximately 1 hour.

New Freedom to Brillhart Station train ride is approximately 1 ½ hours.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase or onsite on the day of your ride.

Learn about each of our coaches here.

Many thanks for the support of our 2022 season sponsors:


COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols:

Please reschedule your excursion if you recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed, or are exhibiting symptoms.

Hand sanitizing stations are available at the ticket area, in the gift shop, and in restrooms.