The Strasburg Rail Road is a national treasure, and every once in a while I must go there to “center myself”. Maybe it’s because I went a lot when I was a kid, but it’s always loomed large in my mind of what a railroad is and should be. I recently made a pilgrimage, and while my photographic and video output wasn’t as amazing as I’d have wanted, I like to think it’s worth checking out.
First, let’s start with the video.
If you don’t have time for that though, here are some photos.
I love that Strasburg runs more trains per hour through this spot, on its single track mainline, with steam engines, than Amtrak does on its fancy electrified and concrete tied Harrisburg Line. Just a few minutes of solitude separated the departure of 475 and the arrival of 90.