North Pole Express Trains

North Pole Express

Saturdays, December 2, 9, & 16.

Boards at Milford Depot.

Departure Time: 6:30PM

Ride Duration: About 2 Hours

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

Reservations Required.
For Reservations Call: (607) 432-2429

Join us for trip through the winter wonderland that is Central New York!  Our North Pole Express will run Saturdays, December 2, 9 & 16, departing at 6:30PM.  Enjoy our beautifully decorated Milford Depot, passenger train, track side light displays, Christmas music and a stop at the North Pole Station as we take a casual nighttime ride along the Susquehanna River, with Holiday treats and refreshments for all.  Our North Pole Express run about 2 hours.
All of our Holiday Trains will be bursting with colorful lights, displays, and Christmas Spirit.  Trains will be heated if the weather warrants it, but passengers are advised to dress warmly.
Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $19 for seniors, and $17 for children (3-12). Children under 3 are Free!!!
Reservations and Prepayment are Required!!!  Group discounts available. Most major credit cards are accepted.  For more information or to make reservations, call the LRHS office at 607-432-2429 (leave a message on the answering machine and we will return your call).  Seating is limited on these very popular trains.

The Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad is owned and operated by the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation based out of Oneonta, NY. For more information please contact LRHS at PO Box 681, Oneonta, NY or call 607-432-2429.

Santa Express Trains

Friday and Saturday, November 24 & 25.
Saturdays and Sundays, November 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17.

 December 2nd and 9th trains SOLD OUT

Boards at Milford Depot.

Departure Time: 1PM

Duration: About 2 1/2 Hours

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

Reservations Required.
For Reservations Call: (607) 432-2429

There’s no better way to celebrate the Holiday Season than a train ride with Santa and his helpers.  The train is beautifully decorated from the lights strung along the outside to the garland and ornaments on the inside.  Bring a small gift with your child’s name attached to be given as a surprise from Santa himself on the train.  Sneak it behind the Depot to the Reindeer Shack the day of your ride.

The Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society (LRHS) and the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad are pleased to once again be offering two ways to kick off the 2017 Holiday Season with Christmas Train Rides.
First, enjoy an afternoon train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpers on our Santa Express Trains  departing from the Milford, NY Train Depot on NYS Route 166 (East Main Street) at 1:00PM.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be entertaining kids of all ages on board our beautifully decorated train, and there will be Holiday music, goodies and refreshments for everyone’s enjoyment.  Our fun filled Santa Trains run about 2 1/2 hours.

All of our Holiday Trains will be bursting with colorful lights, displays, and Christmas Spirit.  Trains will be heated if the weather warrants it, but passengers are advised to dress warmly.
Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $19 for seniors, and $17 for children (3-12). Children under 3 are Free!!!
Reservations and Prepayment are Required!!!  Group discounts available. Most major credit cards are accepted.  For more information or to make reservations, call the LRHS office at 607-432-2429 (leave a message on the answering machine and we will return your call).  Seating is limited on these very popular trains.

Halloween Costume Party Train

 

Saturday, October 28.

Boards at Milford Depot.

Departure Time: 7PM

Trip Duration: About 2 1/2 Hours

Adults $20, Seniors $19

Reservations Required.
For Reservations Call: (607) 432-2429

Pumpkin Patch Train

 Saturday & Sunday October 21 & 22.

Boards at Milford Depot.

Train Departs: 1PM

2 Hour Round Trip

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

Fun and games for the whole family.  One pumpkin per child is included in the price of the ticket.

All Fall Foliage Trains SOLD OUT

Saturdays and Sundays, September 30, October 1, 8, 14, 15, and Columbus Day Monday October 9.

ALL FALL FOLIAGE TRAINS SOLD OUT.

Boards at Milford Depot.

Departure Time: 1PM

Trip Duration: 2 1/2 Hours

All Fall Foliage Trains that are not Train Robberies are standard fare.

Adults $16, Seniors (62 and over) $15, Children (3-12) $13, Under 3 FREE.

Reservations Encouraged but Not Required.

Food and beverages for sale on board.

Picturesque ride through the Susquehanna River Valley.  Travel along the tranquil Susquehanna River, through farm fields with beautiful views, and forests with colorful foliage.

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.