Magnificent Railway Locomotives (Drive then free time)We will drive ~95 miles to Lancaster County PA followed by free time to explore the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and the adjacent but separate Strasburg Rail Road. Approximate arrival, 12:30. The local eateries will be very busy and we recommend that we each bring our own picnic lunch for before / after entry to the museum.
The museum has over 100 exhibits, beautifully displayed. Steam, Diesel and electric locomotives and rail cars; indoors and outdoors. Opening hours (Sundays) 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Admission Adults (ages 12-64) $10; Seniors (65+) $9; pay on the door. https://rrmuseumpa.org/
The Railroad will have live steam locomotives in service, including an opportunity to see a short-term visitor, Norfolk & Western Railroad Class J steam passenger locomotive number 611. (The photo is copyright of Virginia Museum of Transportation, #611’s normal home). This locomotive could pull a 15-car passenger train at 110 mph across level terrain. Due to the popularity of #611, there is now very low availability of seats on trains to travel together as a group but we will be able to see #611 and regular 1906 vintage locomotive #475 in the depot or along the route. Or you can pre-book on-line a train ticket at your preferred time and locomotive! https://www.strasburgrailroad.com
The museum currently does not charge for parking but if they are full, we may have to park at the railroad; $5 with advance purchased travel tickets, $20 without. (The $20 option includes a $15 voucher that can be used as part-payment for travel tickets).
We don’t currently plan a return route in convoy so that people can take as long as they need at each attraction.
Our contact number is 862 579 8758 if you have registered for this run and wish to pre-organize a group for train travel or need to make contact during the day of the event.
Limit to 10 cars.
When September 29, 2019 10:00 AM – 6 PM
Starting Location Dunkin’ (Still Valley), 1312 U.S. 22, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Organizers Paul and Rose Kenyon