Deep in the woods sheltering the Manatawny and Ironstone Creeks is a mythical secret valley preserved for nearly one hundred and fifty years. Today, only the white-tailed deer, great blue heron, and bald eagles experience the beauty of this legendary land that was once the province of the region’s patriots and pioneers. Completed by soldiers home from the Civil War just four months after the Transcontinental Railroad united the East and West, the Colebrookdale Railroad stands as a record of epic engineering and heroic human drama. The “Secret Valley Line” is your ticket to catch a glimpse of a place and time when iron rails connected a divided people, and the heart of the nation pulsed with the potent energy of the steam locomotive. Experience firsthand one of the most historic, beautiful, geologically-unique, and naturally-unspoiled valleys in the United States. The scenery that surrounds the Secret Valley is only matched by the exquisite interior of the train cars themselves. Choose to ride in the beautiful Garden Café car, which serves brunch, lunch, and dinner; the Deluxe Coach car; the First Class Parlor Car; or the Secret Valley Explorer Open Car, which allows passengers to take in the scenery from an open car that provides near-360-degree panoramas of the sweeping valleys and natural beauty. True train enthusiasts can even book a ticket to ride in the locomotive! Group, charters, and meeting packages are available on request. The Colebrookdale Railroad offers a variety of family-friendly experiences for all seasons. Summertime brings around the annual GoFourth! Limited and 4th of July Fireworks Express events, in collaboration with the GoFourth! Festival at Memorial Park in Pottstown, while the Grillin’ on the Rails event is a casual, fuss-free way to cap off Labor Day celebrations. In the fall, get cozy with the Autumn Splendor Fall Foliage ride, where you can experience all the spectacular colors and rich fragrances the Secret Valley has to offer while warming up with locally-produced refreshments, or get spooky with the Eerie Limited train, where you’ll hear chilling tales about the hauntings of the Secret Valley. The holiday season brings events such as the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Train, where you can ride the rails while wearing pajamas and sipping hot chocolate, and the Santa’s Polar Bear Express Train, which involves riding with Santa to his Secret Forest, picking out a Christmas tree and being able to have it loaded onto the train. Eight-point-six miles long and a century-and-a-half back in time, this treasured gem of an attraction is sure to be an experience you will never forget! Book your ticket for a ride on the Colebrookdale Railroad along the Secret Valley Line now!
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