Annual charity train ride to Jim Thorpe set Sept. 15

June 27th, 2015 1:40 am

First Posted: 6/26/2013

The Annual Greater Pittston Charity Train Ride to Jim Thorpe is set for Sunday, Sept. 15. Passengers will once again travel on the historical Reading and Northern Company rail line.

Passengers will have the opportunity to take a ride back in time and travel on one of the oldest rail routes in the country on one of the oldest forms of transportation and they’ll be able to see and feel what it was like as this area developed.

The excursion in a 1920s era open window coach pulled by a diesel locomotive will take folks from Duryea to Jim Thorpe as they ride along the tracks traveling through towns of Northeastern Pennsylvania that seem to be set in time.

The train will depart at 9 a.m. from Duryea and return at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Upon arrival in Jim Thorpe, passengers will have an opportunity to browse the many specialty shops and restaurants sprinkled throughout this historic area.

Tickets are $65 each. Checks should be made payable and sent to the Greater Pittston Chamber Charity Train Ride c/o Greater Pittston YMCA, Main St., Pittston, PA 18640.

All proceeds will benefit the Pittston Memorial Library, Greater Pittston YMCA, and the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic. For more information, contact Kelly at 570-430-4244.