Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"All Aboard!"

On a little visit to Lancaster County, PA
I found myself riding the Strasburg Railroad.

Like the good photographer I am,
I recorded remembered forgot
our engineer's name.
But he was very nice and knowledgeable
and wearing blue!

The railroad was founded in 1832 
and carried President Abraham Lincoln
for a 4 minute visit to Lancaster!
That is something to 'toot' about.

After falling into disrepair in the mid 1950s,
as so many historic things do,
the railroad found a second life
and opened to visitors in 1958.

Your tour takes you through the
beautiful Amish countryside.

The rail car I rode on was 80% original
and the railroad here is known throughout the country 
as an example of 19th century rail roads.

I am so happy spring is here.
It has been a long winter!


  1. I've driven by Strasburg, but never stopped. I really need to visit.

    Spring is here, but we're expecting measurable snow tonight :-(

  2. That train looks like so much fun! Great photos too!

  3. Love those antigue trains (not for long travels:) ).
    Wow, the farmer is handling 6 horses at one time! Must have some skill to do that!

  4. Looks like a lovely trip. We must have been on the same wave-length today, except I didn't get to ride the train.

  5. Really enjoyed your rail story! I love taking the opportunity to travel in old carriages or cars! Such a thrill! And loved your series of photos!

  6. Beautiful countryside to take a train ride through!

  7. the engineer looks in command of that train
    how does it do in snow and sleet?
    that's what's happening here right now
    Oy! :)

  8. an amazing tour. great photos of the countryside.

  9. These are beautiful pictures! I enjoyed all of them very much!!


  10. I like your train, Rebecca. It looks like a fun ride for all ages. I am glad some of those retired, etc. have the time to volunteer and help keep them going.


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