February 7, 2020

Railfan Day – August 5th

For the railbuff in all of us! Come out and enjoy exclusive equipment demonstrations and a chance for close up railroading action. The festivities start at 9am and run all day long!

Adult All Day Pass $35 / Child (3-12) All Day Pass $30

Pass required to ride Big Hook train, Photo Freight Special, and Motor Car Rides

LRHS founder and historian Jim Loudon will be in our depot performing book signings of his wide array of books regarding the history of regional railroads and trolleys all day.

2023 Schedule of Trains

9am-? – Mini Guest Engineers (depends on equipment availability)
9am-? – Motor Car Rides (depends on equipment availability)
10am – Big Hook Crane Demonstration
11:30am – Side Dump Car Demonstration
1pm – Photo Freight Special
9pm – Evening Photo Special

Mini Guest Engineer

Take the throttle of one of our Alco switchers to the top of Clintonville Hill, our ruling grade. Times are available between demonstrations. Separate ticket of $50 required.

Motor Car Rides

Feel the wind in your hair as you hop a ride on a railroad Motor Car! Rides depart Milford throughout the day. *Pass Required to ride

Big Hook Demonstration

Watch our Delaware and Hudson Big Hook Crane #30021 strut its stuff! Train departs Milford at 10am and heads out on the line to fetch a set of trucks. Includes a photo run-by opportunity. *Pass required to ride

Side Dump Demonstration

At 11:30, hang out in the yard as you watch our side dump car work. Great opportunity for model reference. *No Pass Required

Photo Freight Special

Our MLW switchers will “earn their piece” on this photo freight special. Passengers depart at 1pm with several stops for photo run-by opportunities of our Photo Freight Special. *Pass Required

Evening Photo Special

Join us in the Milford yard for night photo opportunities. Equipment will be moved and positioned at crew and photographer discretion to get photos as requested. Additional sign up required that day and additional payment required (to buy pizza for those staying late and to feed the crew to be honest).

Free rides on the Milford Park Railway all day!