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Popular Trains In Fiction For Kids

When you hear about trains and their fictional representations, your mind may first go to Thomas the Tank Engine™  and all of his train friends. While Thomas is certainly one of the most famous fictional trains, he is far from the only one. Read our blog to discover how trains in fiction have shown up…

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February 27, 2024

7 Family-Friendly Train Rides At Strasburg Rail Road

  At Strasburg Rail Road, we pride ourselves on creating memorable experiences and instilling a love of all things locomotives. In fact, many of our most popular rides are family-friendly and go above and beyond educating about our many trains and history. Looking to start new family traditions or a place to add to the…

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December 29, 2023

All About Railroad Signs: How To Recognize And React Appropriately To Them

Railroads will typically have signs posted in order to alert people and vehicles to the nearby conditions of trains or tracks. Like railroad signals, they are vital as warnings and guides, so it’s important to have a basic understanding of railroad sign meanings. This blog will list many of the common railroad signs you may…

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December 27, 2023

The Wine and Cheese Train: Your Wine and Train Guide

At Strasburg Rail Road, 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.  New to wine and cheese tasting? To help you prepare for your…

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November 20, 2023

4 Reasons Why Strasburg Rail Road Is One Of The Most Unique Event Venues In Lancaster County, PA

Whether you’re party planning for a major occasion or organizing a small event, Strasburg Rail Road is the unique event venue you’re looking for. Able to host both large and small parties for a variety of celebrations, it’s the perfect place to gather. Keep reading to see 4 different occasions and reasons to consider Strasburg…

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November 1, 2023

5 Educational Places to Take Kids in Lancaster County

As a child, some of your fondest memories are formed by getting out of the house and exploring with your family or friends. From historical landmarks to museums, there are plenty of exciting and educational places to take kids in and around Lancaster County.  Whether you’re looking for field trips for schools or family things…

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February 14, 2023

What Is a Train Car House?

  Who knew there’d be a market for train car houses? As people became interested in the concept of living minimally, tiny houses hit the market. From there, contractors and designers started getting more creative with their builds, making homes from storage containers, old school buses, and now old train cars. Read on to learn…

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January 23, 2023

How Heritage Railways Preserve History

It’s hard to imagine a life where cars and planes didn’t exist. These are simple luxuries that most people take advantage of every day. But there was a time when these methods of transport fell short and steam railways reigned supreme.  As train ridership started to dwindle in the early-to-mid 50s, railfans pushed for railroad…

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December 7, 2022

How Types of Passenger Train Cars Have Evolved

Since their inception in the early 1800s, passenger train cars have undergone countless modifications. What started as small, unsteady, wooden carriages have fostered into massive, high-speed, aluminum cars that can transport more passengers over further distances.    Learn how different types of passenger train cars have evolved over the years into the familiar cabs we know…

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November 8, 2022

The Evolution of Travel on Passenger Trains

In the “Golden Age” of railroads, passenger trains were the safest and fastest mode of transportation. Near and far, they carried people to and from work, across state lines, and even across the country. They weren’t always the preferred method of travel, however. As we look into their history, we’ll examine how the passenger train…

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October 4, 2022