THE  MEADE SOCIETY 2017 SPRING TRIP

Rail Lines and Vines; Coalbrookdale Railroad, Boyertown to Pottstown

For additional information about the Coalbrookdale Railroad

includes two-hour train trip, lunch at Durango’s, and visit to the Manatawney Creek Winery.

Saturday 6 May 2017
8 AM – 6 PM

Cost $75. includes bus, (Werner coach!), lunch and trip to local winery.

Bus will depart and return from Whitman Square Shopping Center on the Boulevard and Grant Avenue from the Wal-Mart.

Includes round trip motor coach transportation, Two hour narrated train ride on the Colebrookdale Railroad, lunch at Durango’s restaurant both located in Boyertown Pa. Tour of the Manatawny Creek Winery in Pottstown, Pa. If you want to participate in a wine tasting, it will cost $5.00 and is deducted from your bill if you purchase wine. The tasting is voluntary.

The Colebrookdale Railroad was built by returning Civil War veterans to service the burgeoning iron industry in Montgomery and Berks County Pa. We will travel in a restored 1920’s era passenger car and there is also an open air car, weather permitting. Locomotive power will be diesel. We have a 10:30 AM departure.

Lunch is at Durango’s restaurant, one block from the train station. The restaurant is on the first floor of a former hotel. There is a choice of:

  • Durango Burger (cheeseburger with batter fried onions and barbecue sauce),
  • Chicken Cheesesteak, or a
  • Portobello Mushroom sandwich.
  • Soda is included, beer and/or wine are not.


We then board the bus for a 20 minute trip to Douglassville Pa and The Manatawny Creek Winery. This is a privately owned business nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains. The tour is conducted by the owner and is both outdoors and indoors. Wine tasting is optional and voluntary for a $5.00 fee which includes up to 7 wines
.

The trip should finish at the winery by 3:45 PM and be homeward bound for an arrival approximately 5:00-5:15PM.

 

For trip information, contact Joe Hauptmannjjhaupt51@comcast.net

For trip reservation and payment, contact Jerry McCormick, (215) 848-7753, gedwinmc@msn.com