Take a Ride on The Jim Thorpe Train in Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA - The Jim Thorpe train is a great way to experience the town. The early 1900s diesel train will take you past forests and sheer cliffs. It also makes a great souvenir. Whether you're visiting for the first time or are a frequent visitor to this historic town, a ride on this steam engine will be an unforgettable experience. Here's how it works: Take a round-trip ride on the train.

The Jim Thorpe Train in Pennsylvania


The Jim Thorpe train runs every day of the year.  You'll enjoy a 70-minute trip between Reading and Jim Thorpe, with a 45-minute ride in October. The journey is scenic, and you'll get a glimpse of some of the area's most historic buildings. The trip lasts about an hour and a half, but it's worth taking the train for a ride and seeing the sights.

If you're visiting Jim Thrope, you'll want to ride the historic Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway.  It's the oldest operating train in the town and features steam locomotives and passenger coaches from 1917. This train departs from the Jim Thorpe Station in the town's historic district from May through December. It travels around 16 miles round trip and follows the majestic Lehigh River.