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Tickets Available for 'Autumn Glory' Train Ride and Re-enactment


September 12, 2019

Actors are shown preparing for the re-enactment of the "Defense of McKee Gap," scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2.

Tickets are on sale for the Autumn Glory Train Rides and "Defense of McKee Gap" re-enactment, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Tickets may be purchased at the Roaring Spring True Value or by phone reservation at (800) 332-1543 with ticket pick-up at either the Roaring Spring True Value or the Roaring Spring Water Store.

This year's excursions will depart from Roaring Spring's historic train station and guests will disembark at the present-day Kladder Station along Monastery Road. Known as Newry Station before the Cove rail line adjoined in 1872, this little station would become an essential railhead in June of 1863.

Excursion guests will venture back in time to the Civil War days to learn what really happened in this quiet but rugged gap, which became the site of the last chance to stop Confederate soldiers before they entered Blair County.

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club sponsors the Autumn Glory Train Rides and now, in its ninth year, has become an annual tradition for local residents and visitors.

Participants enjoy scenic views and immerse themselves in local history as their train winds through the Allegheny Mountains of Blair County.

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club will use the proceeds raised by the excursions to support many causes in the Morrisons Cove area, including numerous youth programs.

All seats are reserved. Children under three may sit on an adult's lap at no additional charge.

Riders may choose one of three excursion times: 10 a.m. am, 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The length of the ride is about 1-1/2 hours, including the return trip to the train station.

The excursions will feature authentic train coaches owned and operated by the Everett Railroad Co. of Duncansville.

Food and beverages will be available at the train station. Ice cream will be available to benefit the Roaring Spring Historical Society.

For more information on the Autumn Glory Train Rides and the "Defense of McKee Gap" reenactment, email the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club at [email protected] or call (814) 935-4183.


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