What Are Some Fun Train Rides in Pennsylvania?


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Some fun train rides in Pennsylvania are the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad, the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in downtown Jim Thorpe and the Kiski Junction Railroad. The Kiski Junction Railroad follows the scenic course of the Allegheny River between Schenley and Johnetta. Less frequently, it takes a route alongside the Kiski River between Schenley and Baghdad.

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The 3-hour train ride on the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad, for instance, departs from an 1892 freight station and journeys to the geographical origin of the oil industry in the United States. The route passes through Pennsylvania Oil Country, calling at a number of stations, including Perry Street Station, the Petroleum Centre, Rynd Farm Station and Drake Well Station. Sights from the route include bald eagles, deer, blue heron, black bears and the landscape of the Oil Creek State Park. Passengers have a choice of cars, with the Wabash Cannonball being the first class option. This car has air conditioning, comfortable seating and a complimentary bottle of water for each passenger.

The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway train ride is a 16-mile round trip with tour guide narration. It passes Glen Onoko at the southern border of the Lehigh Gorge State Park and continues along the Lehigh River to Old Penn Haven. For the first part of the ride, the train follows the former mainline of the Jersey Central Railroad until it joins the former Lehigh Valley Railroad. The journey takes 70 minutes in total.

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