Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society

Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad

Scenic Train Rides Along the Susquehanna River Valley

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What We Do

Scenic Train Rides

Trains depart our restored depot in  Milford, NY just south of Cooperstown throughout the spring, summer, fall, and holiday season. Tickets for any train available throughout the season.


Join our 100% volunteer crews. Help restore and operate our former D&H branch line to Cooperstown and our historic railroading equipment from the D&H, CN, DL&W, and many more roadnames.

Charters and Guest Engineer Program

Organizations, Schools, and other groups can charter a private run for up to 200 guests, or individuals can take the throttle of one of our locomotives round trip to Cooperstown.

Explore Cooperstown

Theres plenty more to do in Cooperstown and Otsego County. Plan for your visit at

April 30, 2020

Updated Schedule of Trains

Dear Passengers: As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus) impact on virtually every aspect of our lives, the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad has determined that it is in the best interest of our passengers and volunteers to cancel all scheduled trains for the month of May, 2020. This decision is again based on recommendations from both the CDC and the New York State Department of Health. The health and safety of our

March 21, 2020

COVID-19 Virus Update To Our Passengers

March 21, 2020 Dear Passengers: In an abundance of caution, and in compliance with the unprecedented recommendations now implemented to combat the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to cancel all our 2020 Easter Bunny Express Trains.  The safety of our passengers and volunteer crew members is and always has been our number one concern, and as such we are making this decision. Anyone with a confirmed reservation for one of our Easter

March 15, 2020

COVID-19 Virus Update To Our Passengers

This update is no longer up to date and is OBE. Please see the latest available update for the status of our trains. Dear Passengers: As everyone is now aware, the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus) has had a dramatic impact on almost every aspect of our lives.  The Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley is no exception as we prepare for the start of our 2020 Operating Season in April.  We are currently monitoring the situation, and will

January 8, 2020

2020 Easter Express Tickets Available Now

The Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society (LRHS) and the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad cordially invites you to join us for fun filled train rides with the Easter Bunny and friends on Saturdays and Sundays, April 4th, 5th and 11th, 2020 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

December 23, 2019

Thank You for 2019!

Yesterday was our last train for the 2019 operating season. Whether it was your first time riding with us, or we’ve been part of your family tradition for 20 years, we want to thank all our patrons and volunteers for riding with us this year. We had a very busy year at the railroad, with the big highlight being the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the railroad. We had steam on the railroad for

November 3, 2019

See Santa Claus on the Santa Express!

Friday, November 29 Saturdays and Sundays, November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22. Boards at Milford Depot. Departure Time: 1PM Duration: About 2 1/2 Hours Adults $21, Seniors $20, Children (3-12) $18, Under 3 FREE. Reservations Required. For Any Questions or More Information Call: (607) 432-2429 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

November 3, 2019

North Pole Express Trains Departing Soon!

NOTE: The North Pole express train for December 6th 2019 has been cancelled. Any customers with reservations for this train can call (607) 432-2429 to change their reservations. Fridays & Saturdays, December 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21. Boards at Milford Depot. Departure Time: 6:30PM Ride 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 Join us for trip

October 9, 2019

Halloween Costume Party on the 19th!

Saturday, October 19. Boards at Milford Depot. Departure Time: 7PM Trip Duration: About 2 1/2 Hours Adults $21, Seniors $20 Passengers must be at least 21 years of age to ride this train. Reservations Required. For Any Questions or More Information Call: (607) 432-2429

October 7, 2019

Pick a Pumpkin on our Pumpkin Patch Trains!

Fun and games for the whole family.  One pumpkin per child is included in the price of the ticket. Saturday & Sunday October 19 & 20 Departs from Milford Depot. Train Departs: 1PM 2 Hour Round Trip Adults $21, Seniors $20, Children (3-12) $18, Under 3 FREE.

October 7, 2019

Last Fall Foliage and Train Robbery Trains This Weekend

This Saturday (October 12) is the final stand for the Train Robberies this season. Enjoy a 2 hour train ride featuring action packed shoot outs, period costumes, and fun entertainment for the whole family. Sunday and Monday (October 13 and October 14 Columbus Day) are the last of our Fall Foliage trains for this season. Each train is a 2 hour excursion from Milford to Cooperstown, departing at 11am and 2pm each day. Limited tickets