Strasburg Railroad

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Strasburg Railroad

Post by neanderman » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:15 pm

The Strasburg Railroad, in Lancaster County, PA, has a working steam locomotive shop. They give tours daily.

I missed the tour the one time I was there, but fully intend to go back.
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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by SteveM » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:07 pm

The tour is really good.

Don't forget to hit the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, which is literally across the tracks.
http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/

If you have kids with you, stay at the Red Caboose Motel:
http://www.redcaboosemotel.com/
Maybe even stay there if you don't.

I stayed there when I was a kid and we brought our kids there too.

Then there's the National Toy Train Museum, which is on the other side of the parking lot for the motel:
http://nttmuseum.org/

Steve

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by Jerry_H » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:22 pm

Ed,

When you go, take the shop tour on a Saturday. The tours are from 12 noon to 1 PM because that is lunch time and no one will be working. If you do it on a Saturday, their day off, the tour guide will spend a lot more time in there with you.

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by neanderman » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:46 pm

Thank you for that tip. Much appreciated!
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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by SteveM » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:58 am

My son just said yesterday that we need to go there. I think he was more interested in staying at the Red Caboose Motel.

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by neanderman » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:35 pm

:)
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