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The STRASBURG RAILROAD MEET on Sep 15, 2007 @ 8 AM

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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.
See TitanBlue.


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!

Check www.strasburgrailroad.com 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!


DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
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.
Mailing Address:
The Strasburg Rail Road
P. O. Box 96
Strasburg, PA
17579-0096
General Information Phone Number:
717-687-7522

Driving Distances

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
 

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Titan Blue,

I'm going to try to make it and would be interested in a timing advance. I can use the thomas the tank as a way of getting it done and doing something for my kids as well. I'll email you before to be sure.
 

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Nice! I've been to Strasburg several times! It's great! Make sure you check out the tour of the mechanics' garage! Neat stuff in there! A little later in the season - around October - they have a corn maze that's really cool! You take the train to the maze, spend several hours there with the attractions, and take the train back to Strasburg! They also offer a "wine train" many times throughout the year. No kids, though, so it's meant as an adult "getaway". Quiet, relaxing, wine and cheese served.... very relaxing. Nice choice of locations, TB!

Oh, and for you RR fans, Scranton has a really cool train exhibit, too. It's called Steamtown, but I'm sure you've already heard of it. http://www.nps.gov/stea/planyourvisit/tour07.htm

I may not be able to make this, but I'll definitely look into it!
 

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Glad you posted, it's like 15 mins from me. I had some family out to visit a few weeks back and rode the train. Didn't make it to the museum though.

I'll plan on meeting you for the morning ride. I hear the Thomas Train days are hectic.
 

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All the more reason I want to get their early! I came across Thomas there by chance one time, WOW! But it was still manageable. I want to watch them unlock the gates, I want in so bad...

I haven't made in to Scranton, yet, but it is on my dream list of destinations.

Haven't done the Shop tour at Strasburg either, but hope to this time. I've been going just about every year for 20 years! Love the Trains!

Look forward to meeting some new people. This is a great day to bring the whole family. Everyone can find some fun at Strasburg!

Yes Blackbeauty, this is the PA related news, I had for you! :)

54Warrior, they always find a parking place for everyone, I'll see you soon. :)
 

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I should make it to this one. Drove by it on the way to college (Milllersville U ) for years ,but never took a ride. Probably will leave early to avoid all of the crowds for Thomas ,though. Looking forward to it.
 

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I should make it to this one. Drove by it on the way to college (Milllersville U ) for years ,but never took a ride. Probably will leave early to avoid all of the crowds for Thomas ,though. Looking forward to it.
It'll be good to get to meet you again Trout, didn't get to talk much in Jersey.

Baranx4, I like your choice of Mods, just think of where they can take you! hint, hint! :)
 

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HERSHEY RESTAURANT INFO:

I called today to get a liitle info, just so nobody has any surprises.

They do take Visa, Master Card and Discover Card. (Whew! Some places I've seen, cash only)

Saturday Dinner Buffet Price List

Adults (13 and up) $20.95
Kids 9-12 $9.95
Kids 4-8 $7.95

They do offer discounts for groups of 25 who reserve ahead of time. I don't think we'll be able to do that, maybe nextyear we can, but I'm certain you'll love the food here. The full price is a bit higher than I am used to for a buffet, but it is worth it. It is far far better than the typical chain buffet. This is the good stuff.

We are still getting good responses from various forums, come on out Saturday. If you want to enjoy a culture, enjoy its food! Only 4 more days; hope to see you there! Titans at 7:30 or 8 AM, Train ride at 10 AM, Dinner at 5 PM...Titans, Trains, and PA Dutch cooking. it doesn't get any better than that! :)
 

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I'm on dad duty saturday and i'm up in the air about attending this meet. it's about an hour and change from my house so we'll see what the little guy does in the morning. it'd be great to see you all again
 

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I'll have my wife, 7 and 11 year old daughters with me. So bring the little one, he'll wake up when he smells the steam an cinders, you'll love the day out. Weather reports are looking great. Dont worry about being overburdened with a kid, we'll keep him busy! :)
 

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Looking like rain in the AM.
 

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TitanBlue said:
I'll have my wife, 7 and 11 year old daughters with me. So bring the little one, he'll wake up when he smells the steam an cinders, you'll love the day out. Weather reports are looking great. Dont worry about being overburdened with a kid, we'll keep him busy! :)
COOL! I like helpers haha... My allergies are kicking up like crazy today, if they are better tomorrow we'll be there!
 

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I'm sorry to say that I won't be able to make it the daughter is sick and stayed home from school today.
 

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I'm sorry to say that I won't be able to make it the daughter is sick and stayed home from school today.
Sorry to hear that, hope she is fine soon. Tell her Thomas will miss her, maybe she'll get well sooner! :)

A little rain will keep it cool, looking good so far. Decent turnout still. I'll be leaving in about an hour, were staying in Lancaster Fr and Sa Night. See you soon. Camera in hand!
 

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4 Titans and a Dodge Ram Daytona, made for a successful meet in Strasburg. Thanks guys!

Next up is the UPS Meet on Oct 13th at the UPS Facility in Laurel, MD. $20 to show & compete in this huge meet. Radio and TV coverage! Let's get it going on guys, this is the best show around this region!

See the UPS Thread I started a few weeks ago, for al the details, and how to sign up now and save some $$, and get a Plaque for your ride!
 
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