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The Golden Age of Steam: Strasburg Rail Excursion and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

All-Day Tour

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Code: 1ND022
Strasburg Railroad Locomotive Canadian #89 pulls passenger cars through Lancaster County pastures

A mecca for aficionados of railroad technology and history, Strasburg, Pennsylvania, offers the ideal destination for a tour led by rail historian Joseph Nevin. Featured in the leisurely day are a round-trip steam train excursion through the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch landscape and an afternoon at one of America's finest rail museums.

On arrival in Strasburg, take your seat in a private first-class car that offers the perfect vantage point for picturesque views of Amish farms on a 45-minute ride through the rolling countryside.

After a 3-course lunch at the Fireside Tavern, spend the afternoon at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. An in-depth guided tour here includes attractions such as one of three surviving camelback steam locomotives, the elegant stateroom of a private car, and a 62-ton locomotive under which visitors can walk.

Fringe stop at about 7:55 a.m.

The railroad reserves the right to substitute coaches and motive power as operating conditions demand.

Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at
550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts)
Fringe: I-495, Exit 27 carpool parking lot