Public transportation to Columbia, PA?

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  1. Howdydave

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    I see so many workshops listed for Columbia, that I was wondering if it is possible to get there via public transport (such as Greyhound) for those of us who do not drive.
     
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    I already checked out Rochester to York, but I didn't have a clue how close York was to Columbia.
    Looks like a taxi from York would do it.

    Many thanks.
     
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    looks to be about a 9 hour ride.

    Rob
     
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    I could also take a train for $129.

    Since there is only one bus per day and one train per day, it all depends on what time one wants to get there.

    The train gets there at 12:45 pm.
    The bus gets there at 5:00 pm.
     
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    I always preferred the train because you can get up and walk around, go to the snack bar, etc.
     
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    As a newbie, I am especially interested in:

    Servicing a Pocket Watch for the Beginner I WS-111
     
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    The museum is 10 miles east of York off Rt. 30.

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    I took the course about 10 years ago and can tell you, it is worth it, beside the great equipment you get to use, a trip to the museum during lunch is worth the trip alone. I was lucky that the instructor had worked on a large automaton and we got a special demonstration of how it worked and got to see it in action. I also took the beginner's lathe course, it was good also.
     
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    Looks like "The Colombian" B&B is only about 3 blocks from the museum, on Chestnut St.
    Too bad they don't post nightly rates.
     
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    I stayed there in 1990 the first time I visited the museum. At that time their rates were quite high. I don't know what they are now. Too bad you don't drive. The NAWCC has special rates with a few hotels. For instance, just two short exits on Rt 30 east of Columbia there's the Mainstay Suites. NAWCC's rate is $79/night and all rooms have full kitchens and free breakfast. I've stayed there many times.

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    I guess the Columbia B&B went out of business.

    I'm all set now:
    Registered for Workshop,
    Got my bus ticket,
    Have reservations at the Comfort Inn.
     
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    Howdydave, try out Bully's, great bar and eatery, met Noel Poirer there a few years ago.
     

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