RailLines Blog

Changing with the Times

As America’s oldest continuously operating railroad, Strasburg Rail Road knows how to adapt to the times. Since our founding in 1832, we have weathered periods of economic boon and downturn, and we have found ways to adjust our services and operations to meet the needs of our Guests. At the start of our 2020 season, Read More

Ride Like A President

In the early 1900s, celebrity looked a little different than it does today. Socialites and business tycoons couldn’t use social media or airtime to broadcast their social status. They could, however, afford to travel in style for comfort and social status. And on the rails, that meant riding in a “business car.” Business cars were Read More

Our Favorite Family Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions the Whole Family can Enjoy Building Christmas experiences with your loved ones leads to treasured memories and new family traditions. To spread a little holiday cheer, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite ways to celebrate the season with our friends and family. Our ideas run from fun and entertaining to cozy Read More

Christmas Train Ride Tips and Activities

Getting the Most from Your Christmas Train Experience Taking a ride aboard a Strasburg Rail Road Christmas train will get you and your kids into the holiday spirit this Christmas season. Whether you’re celebrating early with a ride in November or waiting until the last weekend before Christmas, we are excited for you to join Read More

A Halloween Spooktacular with a Thomas Twist

What’s better than the excitement of Halloween? How about a Halloween event featuring our favorite little blue engine? You’re invited to join us at Strasburg Rail Road’s Spooktacular event, combining the seasonal fun of Halloween with the whimsy of steam trains, Thomas the Tank Engine™ and pal, Mavis. Come in your family-friendly Halloween costumes and Read More

Reunion of Steam

For the first time in more than 60 years, two locomotives representing the last of their kind will be in the same place – Strasburg Rail Road – for excursion rides, photo sessions, whistleblowing, behind-the-scenes tours, and special in-cab experiences. Our once-in-a-lifetime Reunion of Steam event reunites two iconic Norfolk & Western Railway locomotives for Read More

Thomas and Percy Return!

Thomas and Percy are headed back to Strasburg Rail Road for our September Day Out With Thomas Event! We are excited about welcoming the dynamic duo to our station, and we invite you to join in the fun and make the most out of your time with us! As Thomas the Tank EngineTM rolls into Read More

Take a Ride on The Wine & Cheese Train

Our popular Wine & Cheese Train is a great way to spend the evening enjoying the company of your friends, that special someone for date night, or just treating yourself to a relaxing steam train ride through Lancaster County. To help you prepare for your Saturday evening adventure, we’ve provided some details on the experience. Read More

Explore the Imagination Station During Your Day Out With Thomas

We are kicking off the summer season with everyone’s favorite little blue locomotive, Thomas the Tank EngineTM. That’s right, he is back with his pal Percy for another Day Out With ThomasTM at the Strasburg Rail Road, and the pair can’t wait to travel down America’s oldest short-line with your family.  During your day out, 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