Free tours available during two-weekend visit
WILMINGTON – Showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will stop at the Strasburg Rail Road during the next two weekends on Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 21-22, welcoming visitors aboard for free tours.
The Exhibit Train is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on all days and features displays that include workable signals, virtual sleeping accommodation tours, a locomotive control stand and horns. It also includes photos, uniforms, vintage advertising and memorabilia from the beginning of Amtrak in 1971 to today’s modern sleeping cars and high-speed rail service. The train consists of two locomotives, three renovated baggage cars and one bistro car, all with historic paint schemes.
Exclusive Amtrak collectibles will be available for purchase including Amtrak: An American Story, an illustrated company history written by employees with chapter introductions composed by past and present Amtrak leaders. In addition, a documentary DVD explores the history of Amtrak and its importance to the nation’s transportation network.
Strasburg Rail Road is one of Pennsylvania’s leading family attractions and home to museum-quality, working, turn-of-the-century-era steam locomotives and rail cars. Founded in 1832, it also holds the unique distinction as being America’s oldest short line railroad
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