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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…

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February 10, 2020

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…

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November 26, 2019

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…

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November 13, 2019

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…

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September 18, 2019

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…

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August 27, 2019

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….

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July 9, 2019

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 Engine.TM 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, don’t…

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June 3, 2019

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…

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April 8, 2019

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…

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February 11, 2019

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…

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November 29, 2018

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…

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November 9, 2018

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…

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October 15, 2018