Historic Strasburg Railroad Travels Lancaster County

It’s the oldest operating railroad in the United States and it takes travelers on a ride through scenic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The Strasburg Railroad is the oldest continuously operating railroad in the country. Chartered in 1832 it continues to operate under its original charter and original name. Passengers get to take a 45 minute trip through the picturesque Pennsylvania Dutch country on restored Victorian style coach cars, open air coaches and even a dining car. The railroad has several serviceable historic steam locomotives and is also one of the few railroads in the United States to occasionally use steam locomotives to haul freight.
A percentage of each train ticket is contributed to the Lancaster Farmland Trust. Check out their website Strasburgrailroad.com You can poke around and find how they build and repair steam locomotives for other railroads.

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