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Meet the Author-10:30, Howard Tunnel – 12:00 PM

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Meet the Author-10:30, Howard Tunnel – 12:00 PM

Jun 26, 2022

Ride Time(s): 12:00 PM

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on June 26 in the NCR gift shop between 10:30 and 12:00 for a book signing and meet and greet with author Robert L. Williams. Williams is the author of Northern Central Railway, Northern Central Railway and Heritage Rail Trail Guidebook, and The Western Maryland and Its Civil War Legacy. He is a retired civil engineer and railroad man, steeped in the history of the NCR and its later parent company, the Pennsylvania Railroad.

This event is free and open to the public.

Then enjoy a gorgeous 30-mile round trip behind GP9 #6076 winding through the Historic Codorus Valley with a brief stop at the Howard Tunnel to stretch your legs.

The Howard Tunnel is the oldest active passenger railroad tunnel in the country!

Meet the Author is free and open to the public. Your Howard Tunnel ticket (adult or child) includes a choice of a complimentary boxed lunch.

• Turkey & American Cheese Sandwich
• Ham & American Cheese Sandwich

Lunches include potato chips, cookie, and bottled water. Last day to purchase tickets with boxed lunch is Monday June 20th.

Tickets: $59 Adult (Ages 13+); $39 Child (age 5-12). This ride is not recommended for passengers under the age of 5.


The coaches are pushed and pulled by our diesel locomotive.

This excursion is 3 hours.

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 departure.

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.