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Tickets for the very special Mother's Day Train & a National Train Day unique train ride being run on May 11th are now for sale. The train will be using historic Central Railroad of NJ GP-7 1523 and Pensylvania Railroad GP-9 7000 pulling vintage and fully restored coaches built in 1950, a Tavern Lounge car #37 built in 1947 [ dining end | service end ] and a full Parlor Car 'Good Vibrations'.
At Tuckahoe the beautifully restored Reading Railroad station, built in 1894, now a railroad museum, and the Reading switch tower will be open for all to enjoy Tuckahoe tower levers. Free admission to both! Also at Tuckahoe is a great variety of equipment like: an ex Conrail RS3m , Lehigh Valley Railroad F7a # 576 , Lehigh Valley Railroad F7a # 578 and many Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines M-410 Cape May Seashore Lines M-407 Cape May Seashore Lines M-402 passenger cars. Some of this equipment operates, like Cape May Seashore Lines M-410 and some await restoration like Ex New Jersey Transit 5189. Most are owned by the United Railroad Historical Society URHS equipment & more URHS equipment, who is sponsoring these trains in conjunction with the Volunteer Railroaders Association.
The proceeds of the May 11th trip will go to the URHS to assist in restoration of its collection of nearly 70 locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, and work cars. So please come out for this unique trip! You’ll have a great day traveling through the Pinelands, riding America’s most unusual train, and seeing railroad buildings and artifacts from the golden days of railroading in New Jersey! The proceeds of the May 12th trip will go to the Volunteer Railroaders Association's continued effort to help preserve New Jersey's rich railroad history.
There are three fares for this trip. Standard coach is $18 adults and $15 for children under 12. In the Tavern Lounge Car (#37 from the world famous New York Central Railroad's Commodore Vanderbilt) the fare for everyone including children is $28 and includes one drink & one snack per ticket, (additional available for purchase within the car). The fare in the deluxe parlor car Good Vibrations is $33 for everyone including children and includes continuously served snacks and drinks.
To purchase tickets or for more information go on-line to: http://www.vratrips.org/ and click on the appropriate button. Additional information is also available on-line at the URHS website http://www.URHS.org/ or by calling 973-238-0555