The Reading & Northern Railroad is pleased to announce that it will start running trains under its Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway banner in Jim Thorpe on Aug. 14.

Beginning on Aug. 14, trains will depart from the Jim Thorpe station on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Departures will be at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The September train schedule will be Friday through Sunday with departures at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

For the return of passenger service to Jim Thorpe, Reading & Northern is bringing its 425 steam locomotive for the weekend of Aug. 14 only. Be sure to come out and ride behind this amazing piece of railroad history.

Tickets will be available for sale over the phone at 570-325-8485 or at the ticket booth in Jim Thorpe, day of train ride. Standard coach tickets are $17 per adult and $9 per child aged 3 to 12. Children under the age of 2 will receive a free ticket. Open air tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children aged 3 to 12, and children under the age of 2 will receive a free ticket. If you and your family would prefer to have your own space, the Caboose is available for reservations of up to a party of six individuals for a flat rate of $125.

The popular Bike Trains from Jim Thorpe to White Haven will take place on Aug. 22 and 23, and Sept. 12 and 13, with departures at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. They will also take place on Nov. 7 and 8 with a departure at only 9:30 a.m. Tickets for the Bike Train are $35 per person with own bike and $55 with a bike rental included. For those interested in a longer train ride, the Bike Train can also be enjoyed round trip for $29 per adult, $19 per child aged 3 to 12, and children under the age of 2 will receive a free ticket.

Passengers are required to wear a mask while on board the trains. Also, extra cars will be added to all trains so customers can spread out. For information, call 610-562-2100.