2018 Cooperstown Blues Express

Cooperstown Blues Express

Saturday Nights, May 19 – October 6th

Boards at Milford Depot.

Departure Time: 7PM

Trip Duration: About 3 Hours

Adults $19

Passengers must be 21 with valid I.D. to ride.

Reservations encouraged for large groups.
Reservations Please Call: (607) 353-8030

Email: cooperstownbluesexpress@gmail.com

Join us for a 3 Hour Rockin’ Blues Party every Saturday night featuring some of the best bands in upstate N.Y.  Riders can enjoy food and drink. Full cash bar with beer and wines.

This train is operated by Cooperstown Blues Express.  For more information and a complete schedule of Bands Performing click here.

2018 Easter Bunny Expresses

Easter Bunny

Saturdays and Sundays, March 24, 25 & 31.

Boards at Milford Depot.

Departure Time: 1PM

Trip Duration: About 2 Hours

Adults $21, Seniors $20, Children (3-12) $18, Under 3 FREE

Reservations Required.

For Any Questions or More Information Call: (607) 432-2429



The Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society (LRHS) and the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad will be offering fun filled train rides with the Easter Bunny and friends on Saturdays and Sundays, March 24, 25 & 31, 2018 at 1:00PM.  Our Easter Bunny Express Trains all depart from the Milford Depot on NYS Route 166 (136 East Main Street) in Milford, NY, located 8 miles south of Cooperstown, for a two hour train ride.  The Easter Bunny and friends will be on the train entertaining passengers, and complementary snacks and refreshments will be available on board for all to enjoy, with additional snacks available for sale.
At the Railroad’s beautifully decorated O’Neill Station we will disembark passengers for an Easter Egg Hunt before returning to Milford.  On the return trip to Milford we will host our Easter Egg Roll Game in our Open Air Car with all children participating receiving a treat.  And throughout the ride there will be plenty of opportunities for photographs with the Easter Bunny and his friends.  Fun for the entire family!
Trains will be heated if the weather warrants it, but passengers are advised to dress warmly depending on conditions.
Tickets are $21 for adults, $20 for seniors, $18 for children (ages 3-12), & children under the age of three ride free!  A $1 off discount rate is available for groups of 10 or more paying passengers purchasing all tickets at once.  Seating is limited and reservations and prepayment are required; for more information or to make reservations, call the LRHS at (607) 432-2429
The Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad is owned, operated, and staffed by the volunteer members of the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational corporation based out of Oneonta, NY.

Online Ticketing Has Arrived!

You spoke and we heard you!  The Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad implemented online ticketing to make purchasing tickets on your favorite trains faster and easier.  We thank you for your feedback and continued patronage!

Guest Engineer Program

Guest Engineer Program

Guest Engineer

Ever since the first days of railroading in the United States, many boys and girls have dreamed of the chance to one day be an engineer.  On the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley, those dreams can become reality! 

For only $375, you can be at the controls, and operate one of our rare MLW locomotives on a sixteen mile round trip between Milford and Cooperstown!  Full instruction and supervision will given by one our engineers.

CACV MLW 3051 and 3052

  • Available by appointment April 1 – December 15, depending on train schedules.
  • Must be 18 years old.
  • A guest may accompany you for $17.
  • Due to the nature of the equipment, this service is not handicap accessible.
  • Includes A Certificate of Completion.

Please call (607) 432-2429 for reservations and more information.