Take a Ride on the Hidden ‘Laurel Run’ Miniature Railroad

All aboard! The Reading Society of Model Engineers are back for another season at the Laurel Run Railroad. Located in Alsace Township, the Reading Society of Model Engineers is open to the public Saturday and Sunday (May 18-19) for their annual Spring Open House.

Sitting on 25 acres of land, the Laurel Run Railroad is tucked away in the woods of off of Pricetown Road. The Spring Open House features rides on the 15″ gauge Laurel Run Railroad, the dual gauge, 7.25″ and 4.75″ gauge live steam railroad and the opportunity to visit the model train displays in the clubhouse.

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Guests start their adventure at the Laurel Run Station, where they can purchase tickets, browse a small collection of historic rail items and wait for the 15″ gauge train. Once boarded, passengers travel around the loop track which eventually end at the clubhouse.

Stopping at the clubhouse, guests are then guided up to the second floor to see the “O” scale, “On3” scale model railroad. Moving down stairs guests can visit the HO Gauge model railroad and an “O” gauge model railroad.

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The fun isn’t over, just above the clubhouse sits the dual gauge, 7.25″ and 4.75″ gauge live steam railroad. Here guest can ride specialized steam engines owned by members. Although it’s not fully completed, the 20 minute ride is more than enough fun for kids and adults.

Open house hours are the same for both days, 12-5pm. Parking is free, food and refreshments are available in the club house. The suggested donations are: Kids under 6 – Free, Kids 6 – 12 $5, Adults 13+ $8. Bring cash, the railway does not accept credit cards. Address is 2058 Mount Laurel Rd, Fleetwood, PA 19522 http://www.rsme.org

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Jason Hugg
Jason Hugg
Editor and photographer of Reading Magazine.
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