Who Are We?

The Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society is an all-volunteer historical society dedicated to promoting, preserving, and fostering a public appreciation of the railroading heritage of Bellefonte and Centre County, Pennsylvania. We own several historic pieces of rolling stock including two BUDD Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs), a wooden caboose and a snow plow on static display, and four speeder cars. 

Currently we host two annual excursion weekends, in October and December. These excursions are operated with the support of the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority and the Nittany and Bald Eagle RR using restored 1920s and 1940s era passenger equipment from Jeff Pontius' Penn Valley RR. See our ticket window for information on upcoming trips.

BHRS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with no paid employees or administrators.

Recent News

  • Jeff Pontius' train visited Bellefonte again On June 28, 2014, Jeff Pontius' train, the train that we use for our excursions in October and December visited Bellefonte again for a few hours. The reason for this ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2014, 8:54 PM by Dirk Grupe
  • Lemont Track Workparty, June 7 June 7 was the start of our work on our track in Lemont. We were  clearing the track in preparation of the Speeder rides during the Strawberry Festival and already ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2014, 8:40 PM by Dirk Grupe
  • 2014 Ride Schedule Fall Foliage and Santa Express rides will be offered again in 2014.  Last year we added two family friendly Halloween themed rides and we will continue offering these rides this ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2014, 6:17 PM by Tom Canich
  • RDC Project Underway After many years out of service, things are looking brighter for RDC 9167.  Several years ago, BHRS was awarded a grant to help restore 9167 to operational status, however, the ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2014, 3:09 PM by Tom Canich
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Upcoming Events

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Monthly Member Meeting Train Station, Bellefonte August 4, 2014 7:00 PM 
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