The Strasburg Railroad holds the unique distinction as America’s oldest short line railroad and is a designated heritage site. Founded during the first term of President Andrew Jackson, Strasburg Rail Road was incorporated by a special act of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1832.
I took the 45 minute ride on this steam train over a decade ago and loved it, so I couldn’t wait to introduce this fun attraction to my husband and daughter, and to see it again myself.
Emma loves her choo choo trains, so I knew she would be in awe of what we were about to see. We missed A Day Out with Thomas by one weekend, but I wanted us to all see the completely restored century-old train anyway. At least for our first visit.
Our seats were in Coach class. They were lovely, plush benches but there are more expensive options available, and you can also dine on the train. We stopped midway through the trip at the picnic area/farm play area and I videotaped the next train which we took back to the station.
I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to the Strasburg Railroad if you plan on touring the area. For more information on the Strasburg Rail Road or to purchase tickets, please
visit www.StrasburgRailRoad.com, or call 717.687.7522
Disclosure: While we were provided complimentary tickets from the Strasburg Railroad, the opinions stated above are my own.