CNJ Steam Locomotive 113 Powers Benefit Train in June

On Saturday,  June 19, Central of New Jersey #113, from Minersville to Port Clinton and return, pulling coaches and an extra-fare open gondola!   The locomotive will face south on the way south and north on the way north, with the gon right behind the tender in both directions.On return to Minersville we will host our full-menu all-inclusive pig roast at the station.

PROCEEDS FROM THIS EXCURSION BENEFIT READING & NORTHERN ENGINEER CHRIS BOST, a regular at the throttle of #113, as he fights chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIPD), a nerve disease.  Chris has treatments under way, and his positive attitude serves as a model for all of us.

Schedule: Depart Minersville 12:00 noon; Arrive Port Clinton: 1:10 p.m.; the engine will get serviced and turned on the turntable for the run north
Depart Port Clinton: 2:00 p.m. Arrive Minersville between 3:15 and 3:30 (depending on a water stop at Schuylkill Haven)

Pig roast to follow arrival.

Train ride and pig roast (coach seat): $30.
Train ride and pig roast (gondola, standing): $40. SOLD OUT
Train ride only (coach): $20.
Train ride only (gondola): $30. SOLD OUT
Pig roast only: $20.
Children 4 years old and under, free for both the ride and the roast (but they must have a ticket to ride the train).

For those planning to ride the gon, bring your own eye protection (and a hat if you don’t want cinders in your hair!).

FOR TICKETS, call the Minersville Station, 570-544-8300, or send a check made out to “Project 113” and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Project 113, 113 East Sunbury Street, Minersville PA 17954; put “Chris Bost benefit” in the memo and make sure you tell us exactly how many of which kind of ticket you have ordered.

​-via Project 113

This article was posted on: May 5, 2021