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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

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

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

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