2017 Railfan Day!

Railfan Day!

Saturday, July 29.  9:00AM – 4:00PM at Milford Depot.

Tentative Schedule

9am (All Day) – Track Speeder Rides begin $10 per person

9am (All Day) – Guest Engineer begins (Operate one of our ALCO Switchers on a 2 1/2 mile round trip) $50 ($10 off with purchase of an All Day Pass) Must be 18 years or older to operate.

9:30am – D&H Wreck Crane operating under its own power, and switching moves being performed in Milford Yard

11am – D&H “Big Hook” Wreck Crane Field Demonstration. Adults $12, Seniors (62+) $11, Children (3-12) $10

1pm – Photographers Special!  Includes side dump car demonstration and photo run-bys, Departs Milford Depot. Adults $16, Seniors (62+) $15, Children (3-12) $13

All Day – Velocipede Rides

3pm – D&H Jordan Spreader Demonstration Train.  Adults $12, Seniors (62+) $11, Children (3-12) $10

All Day – FL9 Locomotives and other equipment on display

All Day – Milford Depot Museum and Equipment Shop Facilities open to the public

All Day Pass for Special Events Trains, Adults $25, Seniors (62+) $22, Children (3-12) $15

–All Day Pass Does Not Include Guest Engineer, or Cooperstown Blues Express Train Admission–

All Day – Chicken Barbecue!

More to Come!


Railfan Day on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad.  Events run from 9a.m.-4p.m. and include Track Speeder Rides; Historic D&H “Big Hook” Wreck Crane, and Jordan Spreader demonstrations.  Milford Depot Museum and Equipment Shop Facilities open for viewing.  Photo Runby Train Departs Milford Depot 1p.m and makes a round trip to Cooperstown through the scenic Susquehanna River Valley with many stops for photos and equipment runbys; light refreshments provided on board.  Tickets available day of event.  For more information call (607) 432-2429.


Ice Cream Social Train

Saturday, June 24.

Boards at Milford Depot.

Departure Time : 1PM.

Adults $20, Seniors (62+) $19, Children (3-12) $17, Under 3 FREE.

What could make a beautiful ride through the Upper Susquehanna River Valley even better?  ICE CREAM!  Sponsored by Cooperstown Stewarts.

Cooperstown Blues Express Trains!

Cooperstown Blues Express

Saturday Nights, May 13 – October 7th

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.

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 $350, 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.