Strasburg Rail Road Ronks
Where are we going today?
The Strasburg Rail Road was chartered in 1832 as a line to haul freight and passengers from Strasburg, Lancaster County to the main line in Philadelphia. Today, the Strasburg Rail Road is one of Pennsylvania’s leading family attractions and is home to museum quality, working, turn-of-the century steam locomotives, freight cars, dining cars, private cars and one of the largest fleets of historic wooden passenger cars in the world. Strasburg Rail Road also holds the unique distinction as being America’s oldest short line railroad.
The 45-minute train ride departs daily from Strasburg station. Passengers can choose to ride Coach, First-Class, Open Air or the Dining Car. Plus, ride on the miniature Cagney steam train, the authentic Pump Car, or take a behind-the-scenes tour to see steam engines being built, restored and refurbished. Strasburg Rail Road has a number of combo passes with area attractions such as Dutch Wonderland, Railroad Museum of PA and Cherry Crest Farms. The combo tickets help families experience multiple attractions for one price.
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
Timetables vary by season.
March through December.
Look for details about our Educator Open House this summer where teachers can ride the train for free..
Enjoy lunch or dinner on the train in our Dining Car, stop by the Trackside Cafe or pack/buy your own lunch and picnic at Groff's Grove..
Need a little extra help?
Need extra help? Check our website for details: call our office at 7171-687-7522 or ask one of our friendly Red Caps or Conductors for help at the station!.
Can I get one of those?
Shop at four different stores at Strasburg Rail Road: we have everything from Thomas the Tank Engine toys to gifts for the model railroader and train enthusiasts..
What people are saying?
by Anthony Nichols
Strasburg Rail Road is one of the best Railroads I ever saw, I came here back in 2005 with my family. I remember seeing Great Western #90 and Norfolk and Western #475 running that day. I will never forget this trip
by Leon Martinez
is so cool the new engine percy was good details and the food was great.
by Terry Little
Enjoyed Thomas and the old trains. Great family trip, especially great for toddlers!
by Thomas Wysocki
Very cute old time railroad. You can take a 45 minute ride in your choice of seating class, all of which aim to replicate what would have been done by our great great grandparents. Besides the experience of realizing what it would have been like to travel back in those days, you get to enjoy some great views through amish country. Before and after your ride, the scene around the station is cool, and the railroad museum is just across the street.
by Jonathan Harbuck
A fun railroad and great for kids. It gets a little boring after about 15 minutes into the ride, but I guess that's what you'd expect. The line to buy tickets was really long, and we got there almost an hour before the first train departed, but they only had one teller selling tickets. Save time by buying your tickets online before you go, and get on the train early if you want to be sure to get seats together with your group.