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Kiski Junction Railroad

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Address: 48 Railroad Street, Schenley, PA 15682
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+1 724-295-5577
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Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Take an hour-long scenic ride through the beautiful Pennsylvania...

Take an hour-long scenic ride through the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside on this railroad.

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Pretty Nice Little Saturday

Staff was friendly and are all volunteers!! Improvements since our last trip: narration along the route. Warning: stay seated until it's safely on its way down the tracks bc the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 30, 2016
Kami C
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We did the Christmas train ride. We loaded up on the train. There was a Santa who was very nice, but when he tried to sing a Christmas Carole with the kids he didn't know the words. Then the train started. 3/4 of the trip is through the abandoned and decrepit Schenley Industrial Park. Abandoned and falling down buildings and... More 

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Barkeyville, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

my wife and i and our children and families and my inlaws went here on saturday morning. we had reserved the caboose and the 12 of us rode the train and celebrated 2 birthdays on the train with cake and pumkin pie. volunteers were great and set up a table for our cake and pie, etc. this is a great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Staff was friendly and are all volunteers!! Improvements since our last trip: narration along the route. Warning: stay seated until it's safely on its way down the tracks bc the beginning is really rough.

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1 Thank Kami C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We've enjoyed riding on the Kiski Junction Railroad a number of times. We've ridden in the open-air cars and in the caboose (seating in the classic passenger coach is also available). The vintage locomotives and cars are great, its like a trip back in time. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The price is very reasonable. Sometimes we'll pack a... More 

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Ford City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is a local railroad, and they offer rides to the public. They have closed cars, and open cars. I prefer the open cars so you can get the breeze. The open cars are seated as small booths, you can sit 4 at a "booth". You are able to take a small lunch and eat on the ride. It takes... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We went on 6/18/16 for our first ride on this train after wanting to do it for some time. We had our 8 year old with us. We figured an hour long train ride would be a good first experience for her and the weather was nice (sunny and 80). It was a decent experience until the train broke down... More 

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a really fun and charming train ride. In summer, try to sit outside and bring some snacks and drink. The staff is very friendly. The town of schenley is interesting from a historic point of view. The views of the kiski river are lovely. My only complaint is the massive amounts of Japanese Knot weed along the tracks... More 

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Leechburg, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a quaint ride through the woods to the dam near Clinton Pa. The speaker which I think is a recorded speech is in a monatone. Great place to take kids for halloween or christmas. It is short enough or even they would get bored.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a very basic railroad with a simple depot and nondescript location but operated by a staff dedicated to making your train ride the best it can be. Our experience was with a bus tour on a railroading ramble in Ohio and Pennsylvania. This short line going to the dam isn't the most scenic - rough looking houses/shacks, abandoned... More 

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WINDSOR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

Nice train ride with excellent scenery.Friendly staff,Good value for the money.Would ride the train again.

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