RailLines Blog

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

The History of Easter Eggs

Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. With this colorful holiday comes many traditions, family time, and (of course) Easter eggs! Over the years, various cultures have adopted eggs into their traditions in order to represent rebirth and fertility. Easter eggs are a true staple of the celebration, and there are many Read More

How to Prepare for The Long John Limited

The Long John Limited is back again this year and it will be as exciting as ever! This invigorating event is taking place on our steam train’s OpenAir Car, which means no windows, doors, heat, or cushioned seats. With our recent snow and chilly temperatures, this ride is sure to be one you won’t soon Read More

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