The Great Train Robbery

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.)
  • 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

“A Bonnie & Clyde Adventure”

August 15, 2020

Travel back in time to the 1930s for an adventurous 45-minute steam train ride on the rails through scenic Amish Country. An A-list celebrity is visiting Lancaster and plans to travel in style at the Strasburg Rail Road, complete with high fashion, sparkling jewels, and bountiful riches. However, there have been alleged sightings of the infamous and dynamic duo, Bonnie and Clyde, along with their band of wily cohorts. Their exploits have captured bold headlines throughout the country. The pair are considered “armed and dangerous,” and their reported actions have been highly erratic. Watch out!

All real money “donated” to our robbers will support the Clinic for Special Children!

This interactive ride will rob you poor! Don’t worry though – you can always get some “valuables” for the family at the East Strasburg Station following the wild adventure, as well as photos with the cast. Bring your camera. Pay attention. The action may happen anywhere!


“The Jesse James Experience”

October 17, 2020

Jesse and Frank James and their cohorts have made headlines across America. Not long ago, their first train robbery netted a modest haul, but their boldness shocked the public! Law enforcement believe the James brothers are headed to the east coast to carry out another heist. They’re notorious, they’re dangerous, and they’re on the nation’s most wanted list…and now they’re headed this way!

The United States Express Company has asked the Strasburg Rail Road to carry a large cache of gold bullion destined for the US Mint in Philadelphia. It’s up to the train crew and able-bodied passengers to keep an eye out for suspicious characters and to help protect the valuable cargo while it is on its unique journey to the mainline!

**Want to take your experience to the next level? A select number of “Event Participant” tickets are available on each accommodation. The Event Participants will be incorporated into the story and become part of the action!

All real money “donated” to our Jesse and Frank James will support the Clinic for Special Children!


Thanks to all who rode our 2019 Great Train Robbery excursions! With your contributions, we have raised $3032.62 for the Clinic for Special Children!