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Magical Christmas Traditions at Strasburg Rail Road

Celebrate Christmas at Strasburg Rail Road. Our holiday happiness begins when Santa and his helpers arrive and transform the railroad into a magical wonderland filled with classic stories, music and the magic of the season. To help spark your holiday spirit, we’ve compiled some of the top reasons why our Christmas trains should make it Read More

The Untold Story of Thomas The Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine® has charmed children around the world for decades. This Railway Series was originated by Reverend W. Awdry, who would tell fascinating stories of tank engines to his young son Christopher. The pair bonded over their love for trains and railways, and through this, the timeless series was born. The tales started Read More

How Pumpkins Carved Out Their Place as a Halloween Tradition

Pumpkins are a staple in Fall festivities and holiday traditions. We use them as decorations, to make yummy desserts, and to give our homes that cozy autumn feel. We all know and love them, but have you ever wondered where their origin came from? The tradition of carving large turnips and potatoes was carried over from Read More

Strasburg Rail Road’s Mechanical Shop Restores the Baldwin #152

Strasburg Rail Road is known for its authentic steam locomotives and signature train ride to Paradise and back. As America’s oldest operating railroad, people come from all around to see Lancaster County by train and experience the historical and educational value of the railroad. Aside from the events hosted throughout the year, there is plenty Read More

Get to Know the Crew at Day Out With Thomas™

The historical Strasburg Rail Road has been hosting Day Out With Thomas for many enjoyable years. The success of this event relies on a team of dedicated individuals. From the event’s fun activities, to the main attraction of riding Thomas the Tank Engine™ or his pal Percy, the railroad’s excellent crew works hard to provide Read More

Why Percy’s Personality Makes a Great Addition to Day Out With Thomas™

Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road has been delighting kids for years with the opportunity to meet some of the beloved characters from the popular TV show, Thomas & Friends™. While many quickly recognize the event’s namesake – Thomas The Tank Engine™ – riding the Strasburg rails, you might be surprised to see 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

Get More With Your Thomas Ticket at Strasburg Rail Road

June is the perfect time to reconnect with the kiddos with some fun in the sun at Strasburg Rail Road’s Day Out With Thomas event. The main attraction, of course, is seeing beloved childhood friends and TV legends come to life at the Strasburg station. Thomas the Tank Engine is joined by his pal Percy Read More

Strasburg Rail Road’s Wine Guide

Want to attend a wine 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 on 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