Operate a Steam Locomotive in Pennsylvania

Although the last of the Pennsy steamers only operates on a mile or so of track, she's a great take for photographers because she makes much more frequent runs than a typical tourist line....often, 3-4 per hour. Photo by Kevin Madore

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to operate a steam locomotive and be the engineer on a century old vintage steam engine?  Now you can experience the excitement of being able to feel the power of the mighty Iron Horse at your fingertips as you blow the whistle, ring the bell and wave to the passing crowds. Experience this for yourself by signing up for the Locomotive Engineer Experience at Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association. This unique program has been offered for many years  with the 1901 Steam Locomotive #643. 

New for 2012 will be  the opportunity to run a 1953 Vulcan 65-ton Diesel Electric Locomotive. In addition to running #52 by itself this year  will be the chance to run #52 with a short freight consist!  This is the first time the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association has ever offered the chance to run a locomotive with a train attached!

Reservations are VERY STRONGLY recommended as most days do sell out well in advance.

Dates for 2012:

Steam ($125 Per 30 Minute Slot, Multiple Slots may be Purchased if Desired)(Locomotive #643 Only, No Train will be attached)

Saturday, May 19th 2012 12pm-5pm

Saturday, June 16th, 2012 12pm-5pm

Saturday, July 7th 2012 1pm-5pm

Saturday, July 28th, 2012 12pm-5pm

Saturday, August 11th 2012 1pm-5PM

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 SOLD OUT

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 12pm-2:30pm

Friday, August 31th, 2012 12pm-2pm

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 1pm-5pm

Diesel Electric Locomotive ($125 Per 30 Minute Slot, Multiple Slots may be Purchased if Desired): (Locomotive #52 Only, No Train will be attached)

Saturday, July 7th 2012 9am-12pm

Saturday, August 11th 2012 9AM-12PM

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 9am-12pm

Diesel Locomotive and Train ($250 Per 60 Minute Slot, Multiple Slots may be purchased if Desired):  (Locomotive #52 and Short Freight Train Including PRR N5 Caboose)

Saturday, July 7th 2012 1pm-5pm

Saturday, August 11th 2012 1pm-5PM

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 1pm-5pm

Williams Grove Steam Locomotive Engineer Experience

Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association has a number of dates this summer when you can experience being the engineer of a 1901 locomotive engine. At $100 it’s kind of pricey; but if my father were still with us I

Publish Date: 05/14/2010 10:42

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For information and reservations for the Run a Locomotive Engine Experience, click here.

Friday, August 30th, 2012 12pm-2pm

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One Response to Operate a Steam Locomotive in Pennsylvania

  1. edward a goodford says:

    the new wghsea web page is totally disgusting !!!! i found the engineer experience 2 years ago by accident while checking the dates for the show .in 2011 i was able to get a date to run the locomotive.VERRY ENJOYABLE , a 66 year dream come true !! while trying to find the engineer experience on 6-13-2012 for a friend , i encountered your new web pages ,

    !!~!!

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