A 75-minute or three-hour scenic train ride through the countryside of Adams County, murder mystery train ride, full-service ... More
Pioneer Lines Scenic Railway
A 75-minute or three-hour scenic train ride through the countryside of Adams County, murder mystery train ride, full-service dinner ride, and the Gettysburg Ghost Train are just some of the entertainment options available through Pioneer Lines Scenic Railway.
I placed an order for June 27, 2009 for my parents to ride the mystery dinner train. I ordered these and paid for these 2 tickets on January 22, 2009, received confirmation, only to try to send to my sisters and find out you are closed for the year 2009 in Gettysburg, yet my credit card does not show a refund. How fair is this to not inform your customers of such business. As far as the date of visit, didn't get to.
I doubt you will post this, since you have the right to refuse the review
Awesome open car, we sat on the upper deck. Very informative and knowledgeable conductor. Beautiful scenery. Lot of history if one listens. Everyone friendly. But then it has normally been my experience that ones own attitude contributes to the perception.
Enjoyable ride but ask whether the safety issues with the GM have been resolved. Also the equipment needs a lot of work. The generator car has twice caught fire. The GM as engineer has proceeded through road crossings where the crossing signal lights were not working without placing the required flagman on the ground.
It was just a terrible experience. I paid 76 dollars for my family to take a one hour ghost train ride that wasn't worth 7 dollars. It had been raining and there was a mist in the air. And as soon as the train started to pull out, water ran in from the light fixture above me and drenched me with water. The story teller's microphone kept cutting out, which broke her concentration, so she was constantly "now where was I?" The scenery was awful. They could lengthen ride and get you out a bit, but all you get to see once you get out past the "1st day" is woods, construction equipment, and peoples homes. They are supposed to pull into the Engine House and play some EVP's that Mark Nesbit recorded. They started playing the tape before we got in the building, and they had trouble getting us in, so the tape was over by the time they got us into the musty Pole Barn. The people were friendly, it's just the equipment and management is awful. Steer Clear! Take a ghost walk instead, or a horse drawn ride down Baltimore street ($55 for my family).
I purchased tickets as an anniversary gift for my parents when they visited from out of town. The website promised a "scenic excursion...beautiful countryside...local history," etc. It was rather disappointing to spend over 90.00 on tickets and then spend the entire ride wondering when we were going to see anything other than glimpses of fields through trees. The train does pass (very) briefly through a small section of the battlefield. After that, nothing but trees, drainage ditches, and let's not forget the attractive trailer park where we can look into folks' windows and sheds. Very scenic.
The conductor tells corny stories (if you can hear them over the train whistle) and was cheerful enough, but that's the best thing I can say.
I saw the reviews, took my family n the Santa Train. It was really nice. I saw from the reviews that there was alot of trash and junk. They must have cleaned up the Railroad yards and stuff.
Staff at ticket office was nice. The employee's that operated the train was great. They took us around and showed us the engine and the cars. They made up for the ticket office
This is the worst expereince ever.. The "scenic' train ride is not scenic at all unless you like parking lots, trash, the back of people's ugly yards, and lookign thru scrathced windows.
The ticket lad y was not friendly at all either.
What a waste of 33 dollars and 2 hours.. Ther eis NOTHING scenic about it. Lots of trash, industrial pipes, ugly back yards, and prking lots.. DON"T waste your $$.
The windows on the train were so scratched up you couldn't see out them. We booked the "ghost train". His stories were so unbelievable they were funny! The speakers kept breaking up and the train whistle interruped his talking as well. They stopped twice to play us a tape of a "supposed" spirit sound. The stop was next to a metal building with junk all around it where "spirits" reside. OOOOOOh. This is why we paid more for a "ghost" ride. The cars are in horrible shape, rusty, the staff in dirty blue jeans falling off their hindquarters. They don't answer emails about trips or return phone calls. The gal at the ticket counter never smiled, greeted us or anything. I laid down money and said "4 tickets please" and she slid them out to me. This is no business - it's a gimick. I'm just glad we didn't invest in the conductors lunch or dinner ride - I can only imagine what it would have been like.
I brought my family on the train last fall for a scenic train- what a lovely time! It's a perfect way to see the more scenic parts of Gettysburg and the staff was very nice, especailly our conductor, who was great with the kids. A definate must see!
done it twice...The ride was nice and they tell about the land along the way which is nice and the guy was funny too. the trains definatly need some work tho when ur on the top u can see thru to the people below u because of the rust which kinda bothered me a little but overall its a really nice ride
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