The popular Colebrookdale Railroad excursion trains out of Boyertown have been dressed up for the Christmas and New Year holidays, and include a newly restored and fancifully decorated Pullman car.
The "Sensory Friendly Train" excursion that departs Saturday at 1 p.m from the Colebrookdale Railroad station in Boyertown is made possible by lots of volunteers, including those at Pottsgrove schools.
The Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust on Monday launched rail bikes as a new way for tourists to enjoy exploring its "Secret Valley Line" from Boyertown in a closer, more personal, and healthy way.
It's planned specifically for those with autism or other sensory sensitivities and their families, and is scheduled to depart March 27 (Saturday) from Boyertown on the famous "Secret Valley Line."
Waste disposal company J.P. Mascaro & Sons, and the Ambler Savings Bank, both contributed educational support funding during December for local student learning programs at the Colebrookdale Railroad.
Connections between the new Steel River train station, Pottsgrove Manor, and Memorial Park, all on West King Street, will make public facilities more accessible and usable, thanks to a $200,000 grant.
The Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust has developed state-approved lesson plans on the history of "The Secret Valley" between Pottstown and Boyertown. An Ambler Savings Bank donation has helped.
Extras are needed Jan. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. for a film involving the Colebrookdale Railroad in Boyertown. You'll need to e-mail in advance to express interest, and there are dress requirements.