Photo by Dennis A. Livesey -- Livesey Images
To support our friend Chris Bost, our locomotive pulled a sold-out train from Minersville to Port Clinton and back on June 19th, 2021. Passengers enjoyed a pig roast at the Minersville station on the return.
Join us on Saturday, the 19th of June, 2021, for a very special excursion and dinner: We will run our locomotive, Central of New Jersey #113, from Minersville to Port Clinton and return, pulling five coaches and two extra-fare open gondolas! The locomotive will face south on the way south and north on the way north, with the gons right behind the tender in both directions. On return to Minersville we will host our full-menu all-inclusive pig roast at the station.
PROCEEDS FROM THIS EXCURSION BENEFIT READING & NORTHERN ENGINEER CHRIS BOST, a regular at the throttle of #113, as he fights chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), a nerve disease. Chris has treatments under way, and his positive attitude serves as a model for all of us.
Depart Minersville 12:00 noon
Arrive Port Clinton: 1:10 p.m.; the engine will get serviced and turned on the turntable for the run north
Depart Port Clinton: 2:00 p.m.
Arrive Minersville between 3:15 and 3:30 (depending on a water stop at Schuylkill Haven)
Pig roast to follow arrival.
Train ride and pig roast (coach seat): $30.
Train ride and pig roast (gondola, standing): $40. SOLD OUT
Train ride only (coach): $20.
Train ride only (gondola): $30. SOLD OUT
Pig roast only: $20.
Children 4 years old and under, free for both the ride and the roast (but they must have a ticket to ride the train).
For those planning to ride the gon, bring your own eye protection (and a hat if you don't want cinders in your hair!).
RIDERS AND EATERS MUST PARK AT THE SCHUYLKILL TECH CENTER, NOT AT THE MINERSVILLE STATION; we simply do not have room for everyone. We will have a bus running back and forth starting at 10 a.m., running every 15 minutes; last bus from the station to the parking area at 6 p.m., so you do not need to rush your meal. FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE PARKING AREA, CLICK HERE.
FOR TICKETS, call the Minersville Station, 570-544-8300, or send a check made out to "Project 113" and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Project 113, 113 East Sunbury Street, Minersville PA 17954; put "Chris Bost benefit" in the memo and make sure you tell us exactly how many of which kind of ticket you have ordered.
THANK YOU TO OUR FRIENDS AT THE READING & NORTHERN FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THIS SPECIAL TRIP.