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Tickets available for train ride through the Poconos

Tickets are now available for weekend passenger rail excursions from Pittston to Jim Thorpe.

The first excursion from the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad is Saturday, May 27. Standard coach tickets are $49 for the first ride.

Excursions led by diesel-powered locomotives will run from May 28 until September 24. Tickets cost $39 per person from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Regional Railroad Station on Main Street in Pittston; $36 from Penobscot Station in Mountaintop; and $29 from the White Haven Station on Main Street.

The train departs from Pittston at 8:45 a.m. and arrives in Jim Thorpe by 11 a.m. Passengers will get 4 hours to explore Jim Thorpe.

For more details or to purchase tickets, visit www.rbmnrr-passenger.com/