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Strasburg Rail Road Yesterday

Founded in 1832, the Strasburg Rail Road celebrated the 175th Anniversary of its railroad charter in 2007. Precisely when the railroad first turned a wheel is still a matter of patient research, but the earliest timetable found to date indicates Strasburg trains were scheduled as of December 1851.

On February 22, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln made a stop at Leaman Place on his inaugural train ride, en route to Lancaster. His four-minute visit brought nearly 5,000 people out to cheer for the President and Mrs. Lincoln.

To prepare for the President's visit, Strasburg Rail Road had purchased their first passenger car, which ran on a special train to transport people to and from Leaman Place.

First used for passenger and freight transportation, the railroad's main purpose became a freight interchange with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Following World War II, improved highway transportation decreased the need for the railroad. By the mid 1950s, the Strasburg Rail Road was nearing the end of its usefulness. In 1957, destruction of the tracks caused by a series of storms placed an immediate embargo on the carload freight. The owners were unwilling to invest in the necessary repairs.

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I have used this stock here [link] thank you.. I hope to someday see the trains in real life..
kirstie-elizabeth Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Mmmm, I love it. I got to the Strasburg Railroad frequently since I only live a matter of minutes from it.
FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is such a Beautiful Area=D what are some good restaurants around there. We come down to a supplier of our every couple of weeks.
kirstie-elizabeth Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
There's an Isaac's pretty close to the railroad. But there's also lots of places inside the railroad that have pretty good food. There's this wonderful restaurant called The Fireside Tavern, we love to go there. I could spend an hour or more on this so I've just Googled it for you. It even has addresses. [link]

Hope it helps.
FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the link...I am going to check them out for our next trip down:giggle:
kirstie-elizabeth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! Glad I could help. :D
nitchwarmer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice new shots. I like the covered bridge too.
FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I love when we come up on things like this and have to do a quite u-turn so I can get pics of it.
Josiane-Rey Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's lovelly :love:
FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They were all awesome:giggle: Beautiful Trains:nod:
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April 28, 2009
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Apr 28, 2009, 6:40:13 PM