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Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Secret Valley Expedition

Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Board one of our meticulously restored century old rail cars for a two hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase. First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beverage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

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Colebrookdale Railroad Golden Spike 150th Celebration

Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Colebrookdale Railroad Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Community Event
The Colebrookdale Railroad is the heart of numerous communities in both Montgomery and Berks Counties, Pennsylvania. Its reputation and operation as an education-oriented organization and an aggressive economic development partner has brought residents and tourists from every state in the union, along with multiple foreign nations, to experience the splendor of our region- specifically- the Secret Valley. The railroad cuts a course back in time, connecting visitors to the oldest ironmaking site in the new world. Largely forgotten and nearly abandoned, the line was saved by a concerned and dedicated group of citizens. Their efforts were lauded by the White House in 2015 with the highest federal recognition for a preservation project--joining Independence Hall and Fallingwater as the only other grassroots preservation projects in Pennsylvania to have ever received this honor. In September, 2019, the communities connected by the Colebrookdale Railroad will celebrate the railroad's 150th birthday, and its recent transformative rebirth, with a community picnic, a golden spike driving ceremony, and an evening gala reminiscent of the railroad’s historic glory days. We estimate that 5,000 attendees will enjoy the two days of planned festivities. The event will invite and capture tremendous media attention beyond Allentown and Philadelphia that will reach several million people. Newsprint, electronic media, and television coverage is invited and anticipated.

In the summer of 1865, a rag-tag band of soldiers just home from the Civil War gathered on the banks of the Manatawny Creek.  Over the course of the next four years, they would build a record of epic engineering and heroic human drama:  the Colebrookdale Railroad.  In September of this year, one hundred and fifty years after their struggle was complete, we, their decedents and the beneficiaries of their toil, gather to commemorate them and celebrate the achievement of the Colebrookdale’s rebirth.

In less than four years, the Colebrookdale Railroad’s volunteers have pulled off a remarkable feat in reviving the Colebrookdale’s Secret Valley Line.  Investing over 100,000 hours, they have restored nine miles of track with eleven bridges; they have renovated century-old passenger cars, taking them from a derelict condition to become some of the most beautiful trains in the world; they have restored a locomotive and built passenger boarding infrastructure in Pottstown and Boyertown; they have trained crew to meet a host of onerous federal and state standards required of railroads. They have given new hope to Boyertown and Pottstown. 

Their investment of time and talent equates to over $6,000,000 of economic impact to Boyertown so far, with much more to come. The railroad brings 30,000 visitors a year from every state in the Union and many foreign countries to Pennsylvania.  Fifteen new businesses in Boyertown have opened since the railroad was revived.

On September 14, 2019, the Colebrookdale Railroad will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary with a Community Picnic and Golden Spike Driving Ceremony in the afternoon followed by a formal Great Gatsby Themed Cocktail Party with dinner food (with period music, drinks, dancing, and heavy hors d'oeuvres).

We would be very proud to broadcast our partnership with you.  We estimate 2000 people will attend the various events and many more thousands will see its marketing.  Guests at our evening event will include industry and political leaders, investors, and donors who will learn of your generosity. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss in the very near future. Our contact information is below and we would be happy to chat at your convenience. Thank you for your consideration of this special request and supporting the Colebrookdale Railroad. 

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Secret Valley Expedition - Mimosa Brunch

Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Board one of our meticulously restored century old rail cars for a two hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

Brunch is provided by Devour Catering & Event Design and includes: scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes or french toast, and mimosa (must be 21) or orange juice, coffee, tea, and water.

Brunch is available for our Dining Car passengers only.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase. First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beveage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

Get your tickets here!

Secret Valley Expedition - Mimosa Brunch

Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Board one of our meticulously restored century old rail cars for a two hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

Brunch is provided by Devour Catering & Event Design and includes: scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes or french toast, and mimosa (must be 21) or orange juice, coffee, tea, and water.

Brunch is available for our Dining Car passengers only.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase. First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beveage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

Get your tickets here!

Secret Valley Expedition

Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Board one of our meticulously restored century old rail cars for a two hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase. First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beverage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

Get your tickets here!

YMCA Golf Outing

Friday, September 27, 2019 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Golf poster 2019

Corks for A Cause

Friday, September 27, 2019 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Corks for a Cause

Secret Valley Expedition - Molly Maguire's Irish Dinner

Friday, September 27, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Traditional Irish Dinner served to our Dining car passengers provided by Molly Maguire's Irish Restaurant & Pub of Phoenixville.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase.  First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beveage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

Dining Car Menu:

Bottle of Guinness provided to those over the age of 21.

Appetizer: Corn Beef Reuben Spring Rolls served with thousand island sauce

Main Course: Shepherd's Pie (savory ground beef, carrots, celery, onions and peas in a homemade gravy topped with Molly's mashed potatoes)

Dessert: Irish Bread Pudding

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Secret Valley Expedition - Mimosa Brunch

Saturday, September 28, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Board one of our meticulously restored century old rail cars for a two hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

Brunch is provided by Devour Catering & Event Design and includes: scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes or french toast, and mimosa (must be 21) or orange juice, coffee, tea, and water.

Brunch is available for our Dining Car passengers only.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase. First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beveage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

Get your tickets here!

The Sacred Orchestra with Dave Stahl

Sunday, September 29, 2019 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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THE SACRED ORCHESTRA with DAVE STAHL
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
9:30 AM
HELD IN ST. JOHN'S SANCTUARY
HOSTED BY ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
45 N. READING AVE., BOYERTOWN
610.369.1024
stjohnsboyertown.org
The Sacred Orchestra is a 33-piece ensemble whose talented members bring praise to God through spoken messages, prayer and music that touches people of all ages and musical tastes.  Highlighted by the magical sounds of 10 vocalists, the quiet melodies of flutes, woodwinds and strings, and the blaze of brass and percussion, Dave and the Sacred Orchestra will lead us through an uplifting worship service filled with well-loved hymns of the past as well as contemporary musical settings that bring glory to God. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to experience this resounding praise to God!  Light refreshments will follow the worship service in Fellowship Hall.

Secret Valley Expedition - Mimosa Brunch

Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Board one of our meticulously restored century old rail cars for a two hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

Brunch is provided by Devour Catering & Event Design and includes: scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes or french toast, and mimosa (must be 21) or orange juice, coffee, tea, and water.

Brunch is available for our Dining Car passengers only.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase. First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beveage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

Get your tickets here!

Designer Bag Bingo

Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2019 Designer Bag Bingo Flyer

Secret Valley Expedition

Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Board one of our meticulously restored century old rail cars for a two hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase. First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beverage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

Get your tickets here!

Eerie Limited

Friday, October 4, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Our Eerie Limited highlights Boyertown as "one of the most haunted small towns in America." This evening train explores the stories of local hauntings, historic incidents, and amusing and astounding happenings along the Colebrookdale Railroad.

Learn the haunted secrets of The Secret Valley on a very special evening run. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Certain Fridays of each month, June through October, 6:30 PM. Proceeds benefit the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust.

Ticket Includes: Stories in all of the cars. Dinner is served for Dining Car passengers only.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase.

First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beveage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare. See your meal choices! Menu Page

Monthly Themes

Aug: Haunting Down the Avenue

Sept: “Alive and Well” in the West End

Oct: Three Centuries of Ghosts in Boyertown or  "Phantoms of the Opera” House Fire

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Genealogy Fair

Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Save the Date Genealogy Fair 2019 Final Version 2

Save the Date Genealogy Fair 2019 Final Version 1

Autumn Splendor Fall Foliage

Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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THE BEST FOLIAGE IN PENNSYLVANIA! Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses while locally-produced autumn snacks and ciders available on board warm the soul.

Our 1920s Deluxe Coach, Dining Car, First Class Parlor Car, and Open Car -The Secret Valley Explorer- provide the perfect hayride on the rails.

Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase.  First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beveage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

Brunch on the Dining Car - 11AM departures:

Brunch is provided by Devour Catering & Event Design and includes: scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sausage, chef's choice of pancakes or french toast, and orange juice, coffee, tea, and water. Brunch is included with ticket purchase for dining car.  Apple cider mimosas will also be served with brunch!

First Class Parlor Car:

All First Class Parlor Car tickets include an hors d'oeuvres plate, complimentary branded glass, and the first fill of that glass!

Get your tickets here!

Autumn Splendor Fall Foliage

Saturday, October 5, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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THE BEST FOLIAGE IN PENNSYLVANIA! Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses while locally-produced autumn snacks and ciders available on board warm the soul.

Our 1920s Deluxe Coach, Dining Car, First Class Parlor Car, and Open Car -The Secret Valley Explorer- provide the perfect hayride on the rails.

Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase.  First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beveage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

Brunch on the Dining Car - 11AM departures:

Brunch is provided by Devour Catering & Event Design and includes: scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sausage, chef's choice of pancakes or french toast, and orange juice, coffee, tea, and water. Brunch is included with ticket purchase for dining car.  Apple cider mimosas will also be served with brunch!

First Class Parlor Car:

All First Class Parlor Car tickets include an hors d'oeuvres plate, complimentary branded glass, and the first fill of that glass!

Get your tickets here!

Bountiful Harvest

Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses while locally-produced autumn snacks and ciders available on board warm the soul. Our 1920s Deluxe Coach, Dining Car, First Class Parlor Car, and Open Car -The Secret Valley Explorer- provide the ideal way of experiencing the unique scenic gifts the Secret Valley has to offer. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

Get your tickets here!

Autumn Splendor Fall Foliage

Sunday, October 6, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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THE BEST FOLIAGE IN PENNSYLVANIA! Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses while locally-produced autumn snacks and ciders available on board warm the soul.

Our 1920s Deluxe Coach, Dining Car, First Class Parlor Car, and Open Car -The Secret Valley Explorer- provide the perfect hayride on the rails.

Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

Deluxe Coach has beverage service and light snacks available for purchase.  First Class Parlor Car has one complementary beveage and hors d'oeuvre plates included with fare.

Brunch on the Dining Car - 11AM departures:

Brunch is provided by Devour Catering & Event Design and includes: scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sausage, chef's choice of pancakes or french toast, and orange juice, coffee, tea, and water. Brunch is included with ticket purchase for dining car.  Apple cider mimosas will also be served with brunch!

First Class Parlor Car:

All First Class Parlor Car tickets include an hors d'oeuvres plate, complimentary branded glass, and the first fill of that glass!

Get your tickets here!

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