Halloween Trains – Northern Central Railway of York

Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History!

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Halloween Trains

Halloween Trains

Ride with Northern Central Railway for a Spook-tacularly Good Time!

Saturday October 23rd 5:30 PM – SOLD OUT
Ghost Tracks & Campfire Frights

Get ready for fascinating kid-friendly ghost tales by narrator Nancy Pritt as you voyage down the tracks and through the woods to Seitzland, PA. On our return, we’ll stop at Railroad Park for a campfire (weather permitting). You’ll be able to cook hot dogs and roast marshmallows for s’mores while listening to more spooky stories by the fire. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets for this spine-chilling good time! This ride is suitable for passengers of all ages.

Your ticket includes the train ride, stories, campfire, and 1 hot dog and 2 s’mores. Additional hot dogs and s’mores will be available for purchase. (Wheelchair lift is not available at Railroad; passengers who wish to exit the train must be able to climb up and down 6 steps without crew assistance.)

Saturday October 30th 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM
Trunk or Treat Flyer

All aboard ghosts, goblins, princesses, and superheroes!

All riders are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costume to enjoy this ride to Seitzland. After your train returns to our New Freedom station, children are invited to participate in the trunk-or-treat in the High Street parking lot next to Marge Goodfellow Park (weather permitting). Don’t miss our special guests!

In case of rain, trunk-or-treating will be held inside our train station.


Add a cookie decorating kit from Burtt Baking Company to your ticket purchase! Your $10 kit includes 5 ready-to-decorate sugar cookies in Halloween shapes with colored icing and fun sprinkles. Cookie kits must be pre-ordered by Thursday, October 28th.

Saturday October 30th 5:30 PM
Ghost Tracks (18 & Older)

As our train travels down the tracks and through the woods, you’ll hear some frightening tales! Nancy Pritt will be on board and telling scary stories. The train is being pulled by our historic PRR GP9 Diesel Locomotive built in 1959 on a former Pennsylvania Railroad mainline that has been in operation since 1838. This ride is not recommended for children.

The originally scheduled campfire is cancelled due to the weather and conditions at Railroad Park.

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