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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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FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was an awesome find:giggle: I love our spontaneous rode trips:giggle: you never know what we are going to find=D
AsylumWitch Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
It must be fun just heading out and going where the wind blows you. I sure enjoy seeing where you guys end up! :D
FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Thanks God for our GPS, we can always find our way home:rofl: It was fun, we stopped at an Amish restuarant and had a great dinner and got home around 10pm. It was fun spending the day with DH...
AsylumWitch Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
:laughing: You are too funny. I rather like getting lost myself, probably because it rarely happens. :D I'm partially Dyslexic but directionally I have built in GPS. Yeah I know, it's some kind of cosmic joke I guess lol.

Amish dinner? I bet that was good! I envy your freedom to roam around. I seem to have a ball and chain named 'hubby' and never go anywhere lol.

Glad you had fun! :dance:
FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I dont get lost to easy. It is just nice to have as a backup:rofl: if you go one way long enough your bound to wind up on the road you need to be on:lamo: Tell your hubby to get up and take you on a spontaneous road trip, maybe he will have fun!!!
AsylumWitch Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I know what you mean lol.

No, I would have a wonderful time if he DIDN'T want to go with us! :rofl: He's impatient, hates to stop anywhere, gets pissed at everyone on the road...ugh. When it's just me and the kids, it's nothing but pure joy hehe. :giggle:
FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well sometimes it is fun with the whole family but most of the time it is more fun with just the kids, because we do things that hubby wouldnt do:giggle:
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April 28, 2009
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Apr 28, 2009, 6:38:06 PM