Cruise to the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine
and Steam Train
On Saturday April 16, MCCPA members cruised to the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train in Ashland, PA. The cruise was led by MCCPA members Ira and Barbara Bloom. The day started at Perkins in Harrisburg where several members enjoyed breakfast together. The group then cruised on back roads to Ashland PA. The Cruise ended at the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine. MCCPA members took a steam train ride that included history of the mine and the surrounding area. All then took a ride to 400 feet deep coal mine for more interesting facts. The mine was a bit nippy. Once back in the sunlight the group saddled up to cruise to Kaufman’s Barbeque Restaurant. One the way we stopped for an ice cream appetizer at Dairy Queen. Once a Kaufman’s it was time for dinner. It was a great day and the best part there is another cruise tomorrow!
Gathering at Perkins for a fun day.
Cruising up the back roads to Ashland, PA, with a quick pit stop on the way.
Arriving and exploring the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, Wow, what a cool place.
Taking a train ride on real steam train. The train was rescued from the scrap heap and cars were found buried in a coal tunnel. All restored to the present condition
Going down 400 feet into a real coal mine. The chilly damp air really gives an idea of the working conditions. The guide tour also gave a look into working in a coal mine. It felt good to be back up top on a warm sunny day
Kaufman’s Barbeque Restaurant specializes in rotisserie chicken…delicious!