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Strasburg Rail Road’s Guide to Wine Tasting

Want to attend a wine tasting event but afraid your wine expertise isn’t up to snuff? Fear not, Strasburg Rail Road is here to help with some historical facts, wine terminology, and delicious pairing ideas to impress your loved ones. After you’ve done your homework, we’ll help you put your new knowledge to good use Read More

Exploring Easter Traditions with the Strasburg Rail Road

As an early spring holiday, Easter brings with it excitement, bursts of color, and a wide range of favorite traditions. Some traditions have been passed down since the 1200s, while others are comparatively new. At Strasburg Rail Road, we value traditions and understanding their history. So come along as we explain the background of some Read More

A Chilly Train Ride: Long John Limited

It’s our annual tradition and it’s EXHILARATING! Every February we kick off the season with our thrilling Long John Limited event, where passengers climb aboard our Open Air Car. You heard right, we said Open Air, meaning no windows, doors, heat, or cushioned seats. This is one wild ride! You’ll want to don your long Read More

Magical Christmas Traditions at Strasburg Rail Road

Celebrate Christmas at Strasburg Rail Road. Our holiday happiness kicks off November 24th when Santa and his helpers arrive and transform the railroad into a magical wonderland filled with classic stories, a Christmas Feast, music and the magic of the season. To help spark your holiday spirit, we’ve compiled some of the top reasons why Read More

Spooky History Aboard the Strasburg Rails

In the spirit of Halloween (and in preparation for our very first Strasburg Spooktacular), we thought now would be the perfect time to give our readers some history on one of the spookier sites along our rails. Our steam-powered Iron Horse not only ushers our guests through scenic farmland, but it also passes a unique Read More

Bringing Early 1900s First-Class Living to Today

Early 20th-century life was marked by a strong division between the upper and lower classes. Every aspect of your dress, speech, location and transportation spoke to your social class, and what you could expect as a result. Those lucky enough to be born in the upper crust of society at that time lived in opulence Read More

15 Fun Facts About Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas and Percy are headed to Strasburg Rail Road in beautiful Lancaster County. While we’re busy prepping for this exciting event, we rounded up some fun facts to help you and your young ones become Thomas experts! Once you arrive at the Rail Road you’ll be ready to impress the Really Useful Engine in-person. Thomas Read More

Travel Back in Time on a Thrilling Train Ride

The year is 1934, and the rumors have been swirling that the infamous duo, Bonnie and Clyde, have their sights set on Strasburg, Pennsylvania. You may be wondering why these famous robbers are targeting a rural town in the middle of scenic Amish Country. Well, The Railroad is scheduled to host a very special A-list Read More

Dine with Strasburg Rail Road

Transport yourself back to a time when steam trains were the main mode of transportation, and decadent meals were consumed while riding the rails. Whether you’re in the mood for a light lunch, an Amish feast, or even an adult beverage, there’s something for everyone on our luxury dining excursions. While dining options are always Read More

Fun Ways to Plan for Your Day Out With Thomas™

The Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road is nearly upon us! We’re getting excited about welcoming Thomas and Percy to our station, and we want to help you, your family, and your friends get just as excited. Whether you’re joining us in June, September, or November, there are ways you can ramp Read More