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Near Strasburg in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Strasburg Rail Road

 
 
Strasburg Rail Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 19, 2012
1. Strasburg Rail Road Marker
Inscription. Established in 1832 in response to the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad's bypass of Strasburg, it remains the oldest American railroad operating under its original charter. Local railroad enthusiasts saved it from abandonment in 1958 and developed it as one of the most successful tourist railroads in the United States. The fleet of operable historic steam engines and passenger cars, among the largest in the nation, preserves the state's rail transportation history.
 
Erected 2011 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.975′ N, 76° 9.649′ W. Marker is near Strasburg, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Gap Road (Pennsylvania Route 741) 0.4 miles east of Historic Drive (Route 896), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Strasburg PA 17579, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Railroad No. 7688 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Railroad No. 460 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Railroad No. 3750 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Railroad No. 6755
Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 13, 2015
2. Westward
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lehigh Valley No. 40 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pittsburgh and Lake Erie No. 508 (about 400 feet away); Reading Observation No. 1 (about 400 feet away); Monongahela Railway No. 67 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Strasburg.
 
Also see . . .  Strasburg Rail Road. (Submitted on May 20, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Eastward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 13, 2015
3. Eastward
Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 13, 2015
4. Southward
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is directly across Route 741 from the Strasburg Railroad.
Strasburg Rail Road Steam Engine image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 19, 2012
5. Strasburg Rail Road Steam Engine
Awaiting departure from the station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   5. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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