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Galactic Express – 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, & 1:00 PM

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Galactic Express – 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, & 1:00 PM

May 1, 2021

Ride Time(s): 10:00 AM; 11:30 AM; 1:00 PM

May 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

If tickets are not currently available, you can join the waiting list by contacting us at 717-942-2370 or at info@northerncentralrailway.com.

Make your way across the galaxy and join us for this new special event for 2021! This event is fun for kids big and small. Ride our train with your favorite space heroes and villains and take part in activities and photo opportunities after your train excursion. Our special guests will include galactic troopers, galaxy knights, a rebel warrior, and dark lords. Join the fun and dress as your favorite light or dark side character!


Keep the Galactic fun going when you get home! Purchase a cookie decorating kit from Burtt Baking Company. Your $10 kit includes 5 ready-to-decorate sugar cookies in Galactic shapes with colored icing and fun sprinkles. Cookie kits must be pre-ordered by Monday April 26th. Order your kit by purchasing it with your train tickets.

You don’t have to search in a galaxy far, far away to find fun for the entire family this spring!

Train Tickets: $27 Adult; $18 Child (age 3-12); $5 Toddler (in lap)

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

This excursion is 1 hour.

Tickets will be printed and available for pick up at the ticket booth on the day of the excursion.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to boarding.

Before you join us please reference our new protocols!

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.