Events and Photo Charters

The Great Train Robbery

These interactive rides will rob you poor while offering excitement and adventure as you travel on a 45-minute steam train ride through scenic Amish country.
Available Dates:
  • August 15, 2020
    (Bonnie & Clyde / Boarding: 4:45 p.m.Departure: 5:00 p.m.)
  • October 17, 2020
    (Jesse James / Boarding: 3:45 p.m.Departure: 4:00 p.m.)
Tickets:
  • All Ages: $28.00(First Class Parlor or Lounge)
  • Adult (12+): $19.00(Coach)
  • Child (2-11): $13.00(Coach)
  • Infant (0-1): $4.00(Coach)
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666
Boarding times are 15 minutes before departure times

Visit Day Out With Thomas™

Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages at the historic Strasburg Rail Road!
Available Dates:

Tickets


Everyone age 2 years old and older need an event ticket. Children ages 0-1 are free, but must sit on a lap for the train rides.

Thomas Train - $22 each - Includes Thomas train ride and all event activities.

Sodor Deluxe - $30 each - Includes three train rides: the 20-minute Thomas Train ride, 12-minute Percy and/or Mavis Train ride, and the 45-minute ride on the regular steam train, plus all event activities.

Photo Event 2020

Secure your place trackside for the "Return of the Plymouth" as she returns to Strasburg Rail Road's mainline for this first-ever photo event. Then, on Saturday, "Steam Strikes Back" with Locomotive Nos. 89 and 90. Under the direction of Mr. Chris Pollock and Strasburg Rail Road leadership, these special photo sessions will be a rare treat. Photographers will have a historic opportunity to capture recreations of views and vignettes from Strasburg's past!
Available Dates:
Tickets:
  • Ages 10+: $175-225
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666

Santa’s Paradise Express

Santa Claus welcomes you and passengers of all ages aboard America's oldest operating railroad for a truly magical steam train and Christmas experience!
Available Dates:
  • November 21, 2020
  • November 22, 2020
  • November 27, 2020
  • November 28, 2020
  • November 29, 2020
  • December 5, 2020
  • December 6, 2020
  • December 12, 2020
  • December 13, 2020
  • December 19, 2020
  • December 20, 2020
  • December 24, 2020
Tickets:
  • All Ages: $33.00(President's Car)
  • All Ages: $31.00(Parlor Car)
  • All Ages: $31.00(Lounge Car)
  • Adult (12+): $20.00(Coach)
  • Child (2-11): $14.00(Coach)
  • Infant (0-1): 4.00(Coach)
Multiple daytime train departures.
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666
Boarding times are 15 minutes before departure times

Christmas Tree Train

For that special Currier and Ives Christmas experience, take a ride aboard Strasburg Rail Road's Christmas Tree Train! Travel by authentic steam train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier Fir tree and have it delivered back to the station.
Available Dates:
  • November 27, 2020
    (Boarding: 6:30 p.m.Departure: 7:00 p.m.)
  • November 28, 2020
    (Boarding: 8:00 a.m.Departure: 8:30 a.m.)
  • November 28, 2020
    (Boarding: 6:30 p.m.Departure: 7:00 p.m.)
  • December 4, 2020
    (Boarding: 6:40 p.m.Departure: 7:00 p.m.)
  • December 5, 2020
    (Boarding: 8:00 a.m.Departure: 8:30 a.m.)
  • December 5, 2020
    (Boarding: 6:30 p.m.Departure: 7:00 p.m.)
Tickets:
  • Adult (12+): $18.00(Coach)
  • Child (2-11): $6.00(Coach)
  • Infant (0-1): $1.00(Coach)
  • All Ages: $25.00(Lounge & Parlor)
  • All Ages: $29.00(President's Car)
Cash and Credit Cards are accepted. No checks please. Santa is not on this train or at Leaman Place Grove. Our train cars are not handicap accessible from the Grove. Please contact us in advance if you will need assistance boarding the train.

Please note that this exclusive train ride departs promptly. Trains operates rain or shine.
Boarding times are half hour before departure times
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666

Santa’s Christmas Trolley

Santa is stepping out of his busy workshop to take a very special trolley ride aboard the Strasburg Rail Road this Christmas season! Make your child's visit with Santa an especially unique memory to be cherished for a lifetime.
Available Dates:
  • December 4, 2020
    (Departure: 2:00 p.m.)
  • December 4, 2020
    (Departure: 3:00 p.m.)
  • December 4, 2020
    (Departure: 4:00 p.m.)
  • December 11, 2020
    (Departure: 2:00 p.m.)
  • December 11, 2020
    (Departure: 3:00 p.m.)
  • December 11, 2020
    ( Departure: 4:00 p.m.)
  • December 18, 2020
    ( Departure: 2:00 p.m.)
  • December 18, 2020
    (Departure: 3:00 p.m.)
  • December 18, 2020
    (Departure: 4:00 p.m.)
  • December 21, 2020
    (Departure: 2:00 p.m.)
  • December 21, 2020
    (Departure: 3:00 p.m.)
  • December 21, 2020
    (Departure: 4:00 p.m.)
  • December 22, 2020
    (Departure: 2:00 p.m.)
  • December 22, 2020
    (Departure: 3:00 p.m.)
  • December 22, 2020
    (Departure: 4:00 p.m.)
  • December 23, 2020
    (Departure: 2:00 p.m.)
  • December 23, 2020
    (Departure: 3:00 p.m.)
  • December 23, 2020
    (Departure: 4:00 p.m.)
Tickets:
  • Adult (12+): $30.00
  • Child (2-11): $30.00
  • Infant (0-1): $30.00
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666
Boarding times are 15 minutes before departure times

The Night Before Christmas Train

All aboard for Strasburg Rail Road's Night Before Christmas Train! Passengers aboard this train enjoy the childlike anticipation of Christmas Eve, recall the old-fashioned nostalgia of Christmas past, and delight in the magic of an authentic steam train during the holidays.
Available Dates:
  • December 4, 2020
    ( Boarding: 5:45 p.m. /Departure: 6:30)
  • December 11, 2020
    (Boarding: 6:15 p.m. /Departure: 7:00)
  • December 12, 2020
    ( Boarding: 6:15 p.m. /Departure: 7:00)
  • December 18, 2020
    ( Boarding: 6:15 p.m. /Departure: 7:00)
  • December 19, 2020
    ( Boarding: 6:15 p.m. /Departure: 7:00)
  • December 20, 2020
    ( Boarding: 6:15 p.m. /Departure: 7:00)
  • December 21, 2020
    ( Boarding: 6:15 p.m. /Departure: 7:00)
  • December 22, 2020
    (Boarding: 6:15 p.m. /Departure: 7:00)
  • December 23, 2020
    (Boarding: 6:15 p.m. /Departure: 7:00)
Tickets:
  • All Ages: $31.00(Parlor Car)
  • All Ages: $31.00(Lounge Car)
  • Adult (12+): $20.00(Coach)
  • Child (2-11): $14.00(Coach)
  • Infant (0-1): $4.00(Coach)
Boarding times are half hour before departure times
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666

The Long John Limited

Beat the cabin fever, get outside, and take a ride aboard our Open Air Car, Saturday, February 13th! Don your long johns and Winter attire; brave the cold aboard our Open Air Car!
Available Dates:
  • February 13, 2021
Tickets:
  • Adult (12+): $17.50
  • Child (2-11): $10.50
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666
Boarding times are 15 minutes before departure times

Easter Bunny Train

Welcome Spring with a ride through beautiful farmland with the Easter Bunny as your Conductor. Boys and girls will be delighted with a special surprise as the Easter Bunny greets them on board this memorable train.
Available Dates:
  • April 2, 2021
  • April 3, 2021
  • April 4, 2021
Tickets:
  • All Ages: 28.00(First-Class)
  • Infant (0-1): 4.00(Coach Car)
  • Child (2-11): 13.00(Coach Car)
  • Adult (12+): 19.00(Coach Car)
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666
Boarding times are 15 minutes before departure times

Please Note:

Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the railroad reserves the right to alter schedules, substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand. There are a limited number of Dinner Train Tickets available. Unsold tickets will be available at the station on a first come basis. We strongly recommend pre-purchasing your ticket. No refund or exchanges on tickets unless ticketed train does not operate.  Special Events - There are a limited number of tickets available for each day of the event. Unsold tickets will be available at the Strasburg Rail Road the day of the event. If you have not pre-purchased tickets, please call866-725-9666 before coming, as tickets may not be available. No refunds or exchanges on tickets.