RDC 9167 is now out for bids to restore the car to operation!

RDC 9167

Interested bidders should contact Tom at rdc9167@bellefontetrain.org for more information, or to obtain bid documents.

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

  • 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
  • 2014-February-27: JRA honored for Rail Excursions in Williamsport The SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA), along with the Lycoming Valley Railroad (LVRR) and Penn Valley Railroad LLC, have been honored as Volunteers of the Year by the Williamsport ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2014, 1:24 PM by Dirk Grupe
  • 2013-December-22: Successful Santa Train Rides Over the past weekend, December 20-22, we ran a total of 11 Santa Express trains - all sold out since Mid-November! More than 4000 passengers had a chance to ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2013, 7:30 AM by Andrew Richards
  • 2013-August-14: Marker Lights Summer 2013 The latest edition of Marker Lights — the newsletter of the Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society — is complete!Hightlights from this edition include:Results of the 2013 Centre Gives CampaignUpdates on ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2013, 9:23 PM by Andrew Cobaugh
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Upcoming Events

RDC Project - Mandatory Pre Bid Meeting  The Train Station, Bellefonte March 27, 2014 1pm 
Monthly Member Meeting Train Station, Bellefonte April 7, 2014 7pm 
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