Location Name Colebrookdale Railroad
Location Description Completed by soldiers home from the Civil War, just four months after the Transcontinental Railroad united the East and West, the Colebrookdale is a record of epic engineering. Eight-point-six miles long and a century-and-a-half back in time, the Secret Valley Line beckons you to experience a route which features valleys hidden from modern encroachment, allowing any time period to be replicated. Dramatically-towering wooden trestles and deep, mossy rock cliffs contrast with intimately quiet creek hollows. Industrialists drawn to the magic ores included Thomas Edison, who rode the Colebrookdale each week for six years sampling the ores in the railroad's many rock cuts, including the most infamous one at Devil's Claw. The Colebrookdale's trains represent the Golden Era of American Railroading, roughly 1900-1925. The restored cars and white-glove service offered aboard provide a unique glimpse into the finery of the Edwardian Era and the time of the Great Gatsby. The Dawn Treader, a 1919 Deluxe Coach, was constructed to serve as the first new home on North American soil for thousands of immigrants escaping the darkness clouding Europe after the close of the First World War. The Storm King, a 1924 Parlor car, is one of the most attractive railroad cars on any railroad in the world. With stained glass and highly-articulated mahogany paneling, it offers first class service in the tradition of the finest trains of the last century. The Secret Valley Explorer, a 1910 open car, provides sweeping views of the Secret Valley and is constructed from a restored railroad flat car. The 1941 Pennsylvania Railroad caboose is accurately restored to the date of its original construction, complete with oil lamps and coal stove. Locomotive 7236, a 1950s-era Pennsylvania Railroad GP-9, is among the most distinctive looking locomotives in service today.
Current Use Active tourist attraction
Location Address 64 S Washington St
Location City Boyertown
Location Zip 19512
Location Attributes Train