Ride With Mavis

We will see you next year!


Mavis — a famous diesel locomotive from the Island of Sodor– will pull your 45-minute excursion ride (4.5 miles east and 4.5 miles returning west on the same track) through the beautiful Lancaster County countryside. This is the full 45-minute train ride to Paradise, Pennsylvania pulled by the fully operational diesel locomotive, Mavis.

Mavis runs exclusively at the Strasburg Rail Road; you won’t find her anywhere else.

Also included in your ticket is a 20% discount in our General Store and Toy Store, a Thomas party giveaway, a complimentary balloon, and a complimentary small box of fresh popcorn.

You’ll have the opportunity to have a professional picture taken with Thomas, Percy, and Rusty as well!

Don’t forget that our regular steam train will be running as well. You may just have the opportunity to see that up close too!

*Please note: this is not a full “Day Out With Thomas event,” but rather a more relaxed visit with Thomas pulling your train the full length of our line during our normal operating train departure schedule.* 

Mavis Facts and Details

  • Mavis will be visiting Strasburg Rail Road for select dates in 2020.
  • Mavis is a larger-than-life, full-size diesel locomotive.
  • A ride behind Mavis is 45 minutes long and will travel from East Strasburg to Paradise, Pennsylvania.