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My daughters and I went to the Strasburg Railroad in strasburg pa,since we live 10 min away we visit there often.Thought I let my oldest daughter have the camera for the day. enjoy.
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That's great that you live so close to Strasburg! I try to go once a year. I love it there!



Two weeks ago I went to New Hope...

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I took a trip to Strasburg PA yesterday May 15 2014 for railfanning action.
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Mostly cloudy day with heavy rain at times. Sun came out occasionally.
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Stopped at the Red Caboose area and saw outdoor and indoor equipment.
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There is also some vintage model trains for sale there. Very nice setup over
there with the steam train, museum and some layouts in nearby buildings.

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hey find out how much that stuff is & see if they have any Red Caboose HO cabooses for sale
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The phone numbers for Red Caboose Motel are 888-687-5005 or
717 687-5000 along with more photos from the trip.
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That's great that you live so close to Strasburg! I try to go once a year. I love it there!

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Originally posted by 59Chevy - April 15 2010 :  09:50:02 AM

Two steam engines in action at the same time! You don't see that often!

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Nice pics of Strasburg! (ok some are a biiiiit to big )

isn't Strasburg the one that does some freight ops by steam or am I thinking another railroad?

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Nice pics of Strasburg! (ok some are a biiiiit to big )
isn't Strausburg the one that does some freight ops by steam or am I thinking another railroad?
Originally posted by rgcw5 - May 18 2014 :  1:12:33 PM


no you ARE correct They do freight service occasinally Since there are some suppliers on the line
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Actually Microbus, there are no suppliers on the railroad. They used to have a large industry on the far west of the line in the village, but that ended years ago.

All of Strasburg's freight is done as trans=loading; a team track in their parking lot allows them to ship just about anything to be picked up locally by truck. It's become the salvation of several shortlines, and it's the kind of freight modeling we all could sure use on our layouts.

The Strasburg gets like 8 cars a week which motivates NS to want to interchange with them, and by serving out the logistics Strasburg makes some additional income by moving freight. They're brilliant about it though, because they milk this fact royally. There's a weekly "mixed freight" run during which they take a caboose or passenger car out to do the freight run, and they have "limited seating", making it one of the last mixed trains in the country. Best of all, they don't have a big enough diesel to move the train, and they've always got a steam locomotive lit-up so... steam freights!
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Actually Microbus, there are no suppliers on the railroad. They used to have a large industry on the far west of the line in the village, but that ended years ago.

All of Strasburg's freight is done as trans=loading; a team track in their parking lot allows them to ship just about anything to be picked up locally by truck. It's become the salvation of several shortlines, and it's the kind of freight modeling we all could sure use on our layouts.

The Strasburg gets like 8 cars a week which motivates NS to want to interchange with them, and by serving out the logistics Strasburg makes some additional income by moving freight. They're brilliant about it though, because they milk this fact royally. There's a weekly "mixed freight" run during which they take a caboose or passenger car out to do the freight run, and they have "limited seating", making it one of the last mixed trains in the country. Best of all, they don't have a big enough diesel to move the train, and they've always got a steam locomotive lit-up so... steam freights!

Originally posted by Islanderh93 - May 18 2014 :  9:33:57 PM

I'm amazed that steam engines still pull freight on the Strasburg Railway. I thought they stopped doing that years ago. I need to go there someday.

-Steve

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Few more photos of engine number 90 and coaches.
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Will try to get back there soon with better sunlight.

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Nice stuff! This video from my childhood has some good footage from the Strasburg railroad (starting at the 7:09 mark), not to mention some cool Lionel action at one point as well!


The Strasburg Railroad seems fond of having full crossing gate setups at their railroad crossings. Definitely not like Conway Scenic Railroad, which usually just has lights and bells at their crossings and the occasional crossbuck-only crossing. (Of course, the MBTA lines in my area have gates at nearly all the crossings, but they are main line railroads with 25-30 trains a day!)
That GG1 photo sure looks neat too. I remember several Looney Tunes cartoons of the 1950s using what sounded like a recording of a GG1 locomotive speeding by (complete with doppler effect on horn) whenever a modern train was depicted (often running over Wile E. Coyote!)
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Love the shots from strausburg. Been there many times myself. Most people don't realize that it runs through the heart of Amish country. The farm opposite the Cherry hill flag stop is one such farm. The last time I was there I tried to get a pic of the owner tilling his fields using a 4 horse team while standing on top of the harrows. I posted some pics a little while back showing the inside of the museum across the street from the overhead walk way. That place is awesome.
Fantastic shot of the GG1. I bet Chops is drooling all over himself.

I assume that you are in the area regularly you must have dined at GOOD AND PLENTY! For those poor souls who have never been, it serves real Amish cooking and is served at long communal tables. It is worth the trip just to eat there.

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This photo is of Long Island RR engine number 39 when it operated on Long Island during the 1950s.
There is hope that she will be restored and operated by Strasburg Railroad within five years.
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This photo is of Long Island RR engine number 39 when it operated on Long Island during the 1950s.
There is hope that she will be restored and operated by Strasburg Railroad within five years.

Originally posted by wks - November 18 2014 :  6:40:40 PM

That would be awesome to see that bad boy running. The whistle for it sounds sleek, too.(I found it on a video online on the Strasburg 475 just now.)

-Steve

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Update this thread to include my videos of Strasburg Railroad back on May 15 2014.

https://youtu.be/yVmsWWNJmuk

https://youtu.be/lFWiEwbL0wk

https://youtu.be/GuJxvoOZSzw

https://youtu.be/96fjfd9pIpE

https://youtu.be/9_ae76bDS0g

https://youtu.be/PZ78YBe7z6I

https://youtu.be/POkWyPE4b0U

Last video at Red Caboose Motel arcade section.


Norfolk and Western J611 steam engine will visit Strasburg Railroad
last weekend in September and most weekends in October 2019.

www.strasburgrailroad.com


The LIRR G5 engine mentioned in an earlier post will take a few more years to restore.
Still need to raise more money to complete the restoration of steam engine 39.



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This weekend Norfolk and Western steam engine 611 is visiting Strasburg Railroad.
Some members live within a few hours of this museum. Just a thought.

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If only I knew that sooner can't this weekend MAY get to PA in Nov Shame it is not the same time as York Turnout would be great
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SO they got rid of The Addams family and replaced it with that Titanic game?
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Turns out 611 is gonna be at Strasburg ALL October so just MAYBE doable
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I guess Strasburg Railroad has some new employees.



Maybe she is from the Amish community?
Not my photo.
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I guess Strasburg Railroad has some new employees.
Maybe she is from the Amish community?
Not my photo.
Originally posted by wks - February 08 2020 :  6:30:21 PM


It looks like she's reenacting the wartime employment of women in the railroad shops when all the men were away fighting WWII. That crimson lip stick, the round glasses and the bandanna around the hair all kind of smack of the 1940s.

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some of my Strasburg pics








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Went to the Strasburg Railroad today and took photos.



Former Canadian National mogul style engine built in 1910.



She pulls four cars today.



Bright sunny Sunday afternoon in fertile countryside.



Cars kept in immaculate condition.



Vintage auto completes the nostalgic scene.



Cute shanty located half way on the four mile track.



Horse and buggy here in Amishland.



They share the roads with modern vehicles.

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Got turn signals on those buggies now Least the Mennonites do

Hope to go there if York is not canceled

Did you see the HO layout?
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Did not see the HO layout. Saw the O scale layout at the Red Caboose Motel.















You can sleep in the caboose on any given night.

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Some videos I took yesterday.









I had a great time in Amishland.

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It is a nice visit AND if York IS canceled By the way take rt 30 west you are at York about Fifty minutes depending on traffic FYI The HO layout is near one of the exit doors at the museum
There is also a antique store next to Strausburg Museum

AND take a drive down rt 30 so to Cackleberry Antique farm Nice way to kill a few hours
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Perhaps another time I can visit those attractions.

















A most excellent adventure in Amishland.

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ASSUMING the mall has not closed due to Corona it is quite near where you are were TCA is still deciding what to do ND the TCA Museum is closed

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More photos from paradise without worries.



Pleasant roads all around Lancaster county among the Amish.



Stately impressive Lancaster Station in the early evening.



Last train of the day heads back to Strasburg.



Modern crossing signals among the Amish way of life.



Pristine right of way along the four miles and a half route.



Another crossing in the farmland countryside.



Worldly events should not exist here.


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least we know what all the railroads would look like in old PRR cabooses
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More photos from Sunday in paradise.



Shanty at Cherry Hill.



Looking east at Red Caboose Motel crossing.



Picnic area half way on the route.



During peak season two steam trains meet here.



Looking west at Red Caboose Motel crossing.



At Leaman Place Junction where Amtrak meets the Strasburg Railroad.



Wish they would add a stop here for Amtrak passengers.

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Some more videos I took in Lancaster County.











Great place to visit once the virus scares go away.

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Some nice videos from fellow railfans. Not my videos.







Amtrak does fly by the junction.

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that Metroliner video was pretty good
I'd love to have that Metroliner with the Amtrak logo on the front in HO scale hehe
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Some videos I forgot to upload until a day ago.











Over a month ago in Amishland when life was normal.
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I'm a proud subscriber to Amtrakguy365. He does the best videos. Unfortunately a lot of his engines of Amtrak videos suddenly got copyright claims. Sad.
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Same photos from March. Just touched up a bit.




































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Strasburg Railroad is running their steam engines.



Live Strasburg Railroad webcams

https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/view-strasburg-rail-road-remotely/

They may have trains running by mid June.

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Pretty neat. Like the blue wagon. And the lamp.

Had been in the hobby business long enough back in my healthy working years that my first thought at that loco in need of love was, "Testors 1187, 1/4 fl. oz. gloss magenta".

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(now I have this urge to acquire a camelback and paint it magenta ...)

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Just read an article in the new "Classic Trains" issue for this month about Strasburg and a "Summer without steam" Yes, they said trains should be running by June. Hope it happens.
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Webcams at two locations at each end of the railroad.

https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/view-strasburg-rail-road-remotely/

Click on the sound icon at the bottom left screen.
Amtrak action seen on the second screen at Leaman.

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Some post cards I have had for decades.











Took photos of my post cards to upload here. Brings back memories of a time before I bought a camera.

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Nice postcards
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Print photos from my various trips decades ago.









































Brings back memories.

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I never knew #89 had a boiler mounted headlight at one point. I like her better with the smokebox mounted headlight. Have you heard they are going to do the same on #90?
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All visitors welcome.



Great place for recreation and relaxation.

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More photos from my post card collection.



When they had their original water tower.



Engine 475 returns to Strasburg.



Engine 89 returns to Strasburg.



Engine 31 returns to Strasburg.



Engine 90 returns to Strasburg.



Heads home.



Famous horse and buggy scene.

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My Kodak print photos from two decades ago.



























Great place to visit.

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Amtrak tracker.

https://asm.transitdocs.com/map

https://strasburgrailroad.com/view-strasburg-rail-road-remotely/



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