Photographer's Note

The Strasburg Rail Road is a heritage railroad located near Strasburg, Pennsylvania. It operates excursion trains hauled by steam locomotives in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Across the street lies the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (the Strasburg Rail Road functions as the Museum's link to the Amtrak main line in Paradise).
he 4½-mile Strasburg Rail Road takes visitors on a 45-minute round-trip journey from Strasburg to Leaman Place Junction. The train includes America's only operational wooden dining car which allows visitors to dine while riding.
The Strasburg Railroad was incorporated by the Pennsylvania General Assembly on June 9, 1832. It is not known when construction was completed; the earliest known timetable is dated December 1851, and the railroad received its earliest national attention February 22, 1861, when Abraham Lincoln visited Leaman Place while heading to Washington, D.C., to be inaugurated. It is generally believed by local historians that a horse-drawn railroad existed from the mid-1830s until 1851, when the rails were replaced with heavier rail to accommodate the first steam locomotive the railroad ever purchased, the 4-2-0 WILLIAM PENN.

Photo Information
Viewed: 2113
Points: 74
  • None
Additional Photos by Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3603 W: 88 N: 5553] (21427)
View More Pictures