A Day at Strasburg

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TomPM, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    On Sunday the family and I decided at the spur of the moment to drive out to Strasburg, PA and ride the train.



  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Almost forgot one. This is the interior of the coach we rode in.
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Great stuff, been a long, long time since I've been to Lancaster County:thumb: Love that circus train and wedge plow.
  6. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Makes me want to make a trip back there just to ride the train. Do you work for the Chamber of Commerce? (Only Kidding)
  7. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    This rolling stock is looking like it came straight out of the box - spotless and tidy. Must have been fun to ride such a beautiful passenger car and listening to the stack talk of the loco!

    Thanks for sharing your pics!


    PS: Just a hint for anybody who dislikes weathering: Model a museum road like the Strasburg RR!
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    There's a local HO club that modeled it :) Every building is prfect to scale :) Too Cool!!!!

    The number on the sides of the passanger cars is the year restoration was completed....

    Not sure on the plow... but it fits :) Looks to be about 40 years ago :)
  9. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Wow, we have trains here in Arizona, but nuttin' like this. Neat :thumb: :thumb:
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    They had the layout on display at the National Train Show, in Philadelphia. Having just completed the O scale kit of the "J" tower, I was impressed by the scratchbuilt HO version on the Strasburg layout!
    Nice pictures Tom !!
  11. scottcn

    scottcn Member

    Thanks for the pictures! I spent Friday in Strasburg with my family (wife, kids, parents, sister) and we rode on the Strasburg Railroad. Unfortunately, the circus cars were not part of our train :( In addition to riding on the Railroad, we also visited the very impressive Railroad Museum of PA and the fun Choo Choo Barn.

    My kids (future train lovers, hopefully!) we very impressed by the size of all the engines in the Museum.

    - Scott

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  12. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    hi tom---thanks for posting the pictures from strasburg---this was also a vacation destination for my wife and i a couple of years ago and you can be sure we'll be going back again.love that cn mogul,class e-10-a #89.when i was a kid,i rode one of those engines with my father who was an engineer on the canadian national.i have her sister on my roster---#81



    you guys south of the border have got it made---steamtown,strasburg,north conway---that's where all the retired cn locomotives ended up---3254,89,and 31.i'm just glad there still around---thanks again tom,nutbar
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Wow! I wish I could drop by there "on the spur of the moment"!! :D

    Or even Nutbar's layout...! ;)

    We have a few things here, but nothing like that. Museum of Science and Tech has a 2-truck Shay you can ride, and there is the Wakefield Steam Train (a Swedish loco).

  14. trainman4

    trainman4 Member


    Great shots.I've been there a few times and never saw the circus train.:thumb:
  15. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    Ohio Central Railroad, a regional freight railroad whose owner has an interest in steam, has several Canadian engines in their steam operations as well (http://www.ocsteam.com/):

    Grand Trunk E10a mogul #96 (awaiting restoration - another sister to your model!)
    Canadian Norther H-6g ten wheeler #1551 (serviceable)
    Canadian Pacific G-5d Pacific #1278 (awaiting restoration)
    Canadian Pacific G-5d Pacific #1293 (serviceable)
    Grand Trunk U-3b Northern #6325 (serviceable)

    Of the lot, I've only seen 1293 run. 6325 was recently restored, but they are (or at least were) having trouble with a drive axle journal getting hot. They used to pull excursions, mostly with 1293, but I believe they've cut back in the last couple years.
  16. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    hi fluesheet---thanks for the info on other canadian locomotives---here's 1551's sister

  17. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Hey, mister nutbar, I don't remember saying that you could have that loco back!!:curse: Next time you bring it out here, I'll have to repaint and renumber it again.:D :D
    Thanks for posting this thread, Tom. I thought that I'd replied to it earlier (Doh!), as it brought back some fond memories. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania was also very enjoyable.


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