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Strasburg Railroad 6/30/2010 Part 1

by Chris Guenzler

I got up at the Best Western Plantation Inn in Mechanicsburg and after breakfast loaded the Cass pictures into the computer. I then checked out and drove US 15 north to Interstate 78 which I took east through Harrisburg. I got on PA 283 to Lancaster before taking US 30 to PA 896 into Strasburg where I turned onto PA 741 which took me to the Strasburg Railroad and I parked the car in the lot to make quick getaway when I'm done here.

Strasburg ex Great Western 90 would power my train this morning.

The Strasburg Railroad Engine House.

Station scene. I walked to the Business Office and was taken to the ticket office to get my ticket for the 11:00 AM Train. I was then given a tour of the cars used on the train today.

Each passenger car has at least one coal heater for winter service on this railroad.

Three views Parlor Observation Car 88 Marion.

Three views of the Parlor Car 71 Henry K. Long.

Three views of the Dining Car 105 Lee E. Brenner.

The Strasburg Railroad Dining Car Menu.

Coach 65 Warren E. Brenner.

Coach 72 Walnut Hallow.

Coach 71 Mill Creek

Open Air Car Daffodil Spring.

Open Air Car Hello Dolly. From here I was given a private shop tour.

View inside the locomotive shop.

Cab of the 7312.

Rio Grande Southern tender. Now we entered the restoration shop.

Views inside the restoration shop.

Work goes on inside this coach.

Two views of the PRR Caboose 476087 being worked on.

Philadelphia & Reading 10 the car is called the Reading.

Engines awaiting loving care.


Steam Engine 37.

Strasburg 1.

Another steam engine.

A Reading Camelback.

PRR 44-Toner 9331.

Strasburg SW-8 8618.

Lancaster, Oxford & Southern Motor Car.

Two more views of the Strasburg SW-8 8618.

The train is ready to depart at 11:00 AM for Paradise.

The Strasburg Tower and rear of our train. I walked across the street for a few quick shots of the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum outside collection.

Four views of the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum outside collection. With that I had a train to catch. I boarded the Mill Creek for my trip to Paradise.

The Trip

The train left Strasburg at 11:00 AM right on time.

Passing the engines I just had photographed.

Heading out into the farmlands.

The Red Caboose Motel came into view. I stayed there on my last trip to Strasburg.

The Red Caboose Motel.

A very large Turkey Farm.

The first farm of the late morning.

Two views ahead.


A part of the Corn Maze attraction here.

The Picnic Grove where people will be dropped off at on the return trip.


Views along our route.

Curving into Paradise. I walked back to the Hello Dolly for the return trip to Strasburg.

Strasburg 90 runs around the train at Paradise.

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