The STRASBURG RAILROAD MEET on Sep 15, 2007 @ 8 AM
We had a lot of interest in getting the PA area Titans and MD/DE/NJ Titans together. One idea a lot seemed to like was to meet at the Strasburg Railroad in Lancaster, PA on Sep 15th, 2007. I have about 10-15 who already said they will be coming. So here goes:
STRASBURG RAILROAD - LANCASTER, PA
Parking lot opens by 8AM (maybe 7:30) and is Free
Thomas the Tank Engine is featured, with limited tickets available the day of the event.
Vintage Steam Train Rides throughout the day
Coach and Parlor Cars available
Thomas the Tank Engine is in town
Miniature Steam Trains too
Free Timing Advances from 8-9 AM.
Lets all ride coach together at 10AM
Dinner at 5 PM at
"The Hershey Restuarant"
only 10 minutes away
Tons of stuff for a singles/couples/friends/families to do. The PA Railroad Museum is right across the street. The Toy Train Museum is just a couple miles away. This place is packed with Rail themed attractions. This is the #1 Railfan attraction east of the Mississippi! Beautiful Farmland Scenery. Bring your cameras and camcorders for this one!
I think it would be best for us to all meet up first (I'm arriving early, and will try to park at far end, so we can park together). Trains run about every 30-45 minutes or so.
For those who would like to, we can all go coach on the same run, say about 10 AM? Then go explore the rest for quite awhile. They have the best bookstore anywhere if you like train history. You'll find me there!
Dinner at: "The Hershey Restuarant" in Lancaster, it is less than 10 minutes North, at 5 PM. Moderately priced, excellent Amish/Pa Dutch cooking. They have menu or buffet. This will allow us more time to chat with each other and share what we all did, or just talk Titans! A great way to finish the day. Still leaves you time to get home the same day. Try the "Shoo Fly Pie", you're going to love it!
website and various links. We're looking forward to hanging out with all you guys. We are staying at the Econolodge South, in Lancaster, RT 30 Friday and Saturday. So we should be arriving at the parking lot very early. I'll be in the Titan with the Flames!
The Strasburg Rail Road is located on Route 741, 1-1/2 miles east of the center square in historic Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
If you are traveling along Route 30, turn onto Route 896 South (at Rockvale Square Factory Outlets). Turn left at the traffic light in the center of Strasburg, onto Route 741 East. Follow Route 741 East to the Strasburg Rail Road.
If you are traveling along Route 1, take Route 41 North to the village of Gap. Turn left onto Route 741 West, and follow this road for about 8 miles to the Strasburg Rail Road.
If you are traveling on Route 222 or Route 272 North from Maryland, turn from Route 222 onto Route 741 East, and follow this road through Strasburg to the Strasburg Rail Road.
The Strasburg Rail Road
P. O. Box 96
General Information Phone Number:
Allentown - 2 hours
Baltimore - 1.5 hours
Binghamton, NY - 4 hours
Gettysburg - 2 hours
Harrisburg - 1 hour
Hershey - 1 hour
Kennett Square - 40 minutes
Lancaster - 15 minutes
New York City - 3-4 hours
Philadelphia - 1.5 hours
Pottstown - 1.5 hours
Reading - 1 hour
Scranton - 2.75 hours
East Stroudsburg - 3-4 hours
Washington, DC - 3 hours
Willow Street - 20 minutes
York - 1 hour