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Wild West Express Featuring The James Younger Gang at 11:30 am

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Wild West Express Featuring The James Younger Gang at 11:30 am

Jun 16, 2018

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June 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Caution:  Riders will experience the sites and sounds of very loud, actual gun fire during the ride.

This gang of American Outlaws was well-known in the 19th century. The group included the notorious Jesse James and the Younger brothers. Their infamous group will be robbing the train for trinkets and jewels (provided) and for a non-profit organization.  The train will ride to Seitzland, PA and return to New Freedom, PA.  Come out for a good time and a great cause!

For this excursion, the cowboys will be robbing the train for Coats of Friendship.  Please bring a used coat to donate.

Coats of Friendship’s Board of Directors is comprised of 10 elementary school students.  They are collecting coats from anyone who wants to give used, ripped, dusty, tattered or lightly used.  The organization is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3), and an official organization in Pennsylvania.  In 2017, they collected 2500 coats that were all handed out in York County.  This year their goal is to collect 3000 coats for distribution during the months of November and December in York County.  Coats of Friendship is in need of men’s coats all sizes from small to xx-large because those coats ran out last year.  In addition, each coat has a personalized note attached that is handwritten by students and friends.  Coats of Friendship wants to make the world warmer by handing out coats to everyone and anyone who needs a warm jacket during the winter.

“Coats of Friendship’s goal is to make the world a little warmer with one coat at a time!”

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

This excursion is about an  hour long.

Tickets will be available to be picked up at the ticket booth in the back of the gift shop on the day of the trip. 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.

The 2018 Season of Imagination is brought to you in part by Bronze Sponsor, Aero Energy.  Thank you for your support.

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.

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