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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.

Wine and Cheese:

Our unique experience begins once the historic steam train departs the station for a 45-minute ride to Paradise, PA and back. After the initial introduction, guests are treated to four pairings of regional wines and cheese from Town Clock Cheese Shoppe in Gap, PA to enjoy with the crackers plated near your seat.

On the return trip, you are able to select your favorite wine from the samplings to savor as you soak in the scenery around you. You can also enjoy more complimentary cheese and fruit. Beer is also available for an additional cost.

Train Cars:

Travel in air-conditioned style in our luxurious First Class Parlor Car or the plush comfort of the First Class Lounge Car. The beautifully appointed Parlor car features elegant burgundy velvet seats, cane-backed chairs, stained glass, a mahogany bar, exquisite woodwork, and delicately painted details. The First Class Lounge Cars feature similar finery and soft, green velvet upholstered captain’s chairs that swivel for a 360-degree view. Seating is limited, so be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time to ensure your spot on the Wine & Cheese Train, as this event often sells out in advance.


We suggest arriving at the Strasburg Rail Road half an hour earlier than your scheduled departure. Doing so starts your evening out on a relaxed note and gives you time check-in at the Station and pick up your tickets while enjoying our timeless railroad station and taking in the ambiance of the evening. If you have a large group, arriving a few minutes early also ensures you all sit together on the train, as we do not have assigned seating.

For more information about wine and cheese pairings, check out our Strasburg Rail Road’s Wine Guide and be sure to join us for a fun-filled evening on our next Wine & Cheese Train. Comfy, casual, or dress to impress, it’s up to you! While many passengers like to dress up for this event, it is not mandatory. If this is a special date night for you, feel free to wear a dress or nice pants. Girls’ night out? Jeans or capris are a great choice as well! No matter what you wear, we are certain you will have a great time.