Monday, May 24, 2010

Riding the Strasbourg Railroad -- Steam Power Lives!

Take a ride with Rick as we ride directly behind #89. I was reminded how loud these steam engines were, but that steam whistle is a great sound!

Rick loves steam trains, so he had to ride on the Strasbourg Railroad, located right across the street from the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. One of the great things about this tourist railroad is the chance to see a real, coal fired, steam locomotive in action -- in this case Engine #89.
Engine #89 was built in 1910 -- 100 years old this year! Fully restored, this is a great chance to ride behind a real steam engine and think how folks traveled 100 years ago.

As you can see, folks can get up close and personal to the railroad and experience it in person. Here, #89 is pulling the train into the station, ready for us to board and depart.

Rick rode this open car which was right behind the engine on the trip out. This car, as will all the equipment on the railroad, was is perfect condition.


Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That looks like fun, we will have to try it. We just pulled into a campground in Intercourse, Pa for a week.

Valerie said...

Looks like a lot of fun!