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“Short Train Ride”

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Jim Thorpe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The 1-hour, 16-mile round-trip follows the Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. High-rising cliffs and mountain scenery surround the train along the route to Old Penn Haven. You will see hikers, rafters, mountain bikers, and wildlife along the railroad. You will learn about railroad lore, wildlife, the history of the anthracite coal region, and the people who launched America into the Industrial Age. Seasonal days and hours apply throughout the year. Call for more information or visit our website for current schedules.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you're looking for a short train ride, this is enjoyable. It takes about 40 minutes and costs $12. There isn't all that much to see. Don't pay extra for the open-air cars, just open your window in standard.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Lehigh Gorge train ride is efficient and fun for the whole family. We enjoyed the views of Jim Thorpe, the Lehigh River, and the turning of the leaves. Conductors walk through the cars and give you some background information as well as answer any questions that you might have.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Well we left on time, and all went well from the conductor to the narrator .. All questions were answered. The foliage was great to see, while for a change I left the driving to someone else...We arrived in Jim Thorpe city on time and left on time...Russell was great answering any questions that anyone might have...

1  Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

When steam hauled this is the best operation in America! No ones steam program compares to the Reading & Northerns. No ones! You have to go overseas to get close. Everywhere else runs steam on geritol, like they need Pampers diapers to be operated in the modern day. The R&N/Lehigh Gorge Scenic runs steam like its a NASCAR event for trains. Just like in the old days when steam ruled the rails. You won't be disappointed with the performance or the sights and sounds. As a return customer riding the owners trains for 27 years behind steam, I've never left disappointed. Will be back again when steam is on the point. By the way, as PA scenery goes its very nice & the narration is "live". The couches are pre-WW2 as they should be and well maintained. If you want high class accommodations ride first class, not open air, where you will always find me eating cinders, enjoying the sights, and smell of steam and coal.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

it was a fabulous experience by road on bike from MANALI to LEH. our trip was short. this trip for those who wanna to enjoy there life with various climate condition the ride through the mountains to see was pretty, this is not a short drive. please carry all medicine for AMS(Acute Mountain Syndrom) it will help you a lot as safety.

Thank ak1983
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