Area Agency on Aging / Maryland Access Point

Posted on: September 8, 2017

Strasburg Rail Road™ & Hershey Farm Day Trip

Straasburg Railroad

Join us on a day trip to ride the Strasburg Rail Road then dine at Hershey Farm Restaurant on November 9th. The deadline to register for this adventure is October 6th.

Strasburg Rail Road™ is America’s oldest operating railroad with a charter dating back to June 9, 1832. First used for passenger and freight transportation, the short line limped along for more than a century until in 1958, on the verge of abandonment, the railroad was salvaged and given new life as a tourist railroad, according to their website. When you visit Strasburg Rail Road, the first thing you can expect is an authentic experience of a real steam railroad. The locomotives and passenger cars, (known as “rolling stock”) are not replicas, and our staff members are not reenactors. Strasburg Rail Road has five working steam locomotives and 19 operating passenger cars, including our President’s Car, First-Class Parlor Car and our Dining Car. All equipment is restored and maintained on-site in our Mechanical Shop.

Your ticket entitles you to a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back (4.5 miles east and 4.5 miles returning west on the same track). During the ride, you can expect an audio commentary providing interesting facts, history, and information about the railroad and surrounding area, according to the website.
This daytrip is offered by Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services with pick-up and drop off points in Stevensville, Grasonville and Sudlersville.

The price of $74 per person includes: motor coach transportation, 45 minute train ride along the Strasburg Railroad, buffet dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant, and all taxes and meal gratuities.
An envelope will be passed around the bus separately for driver gratuity.

To register for this trip or to get more detailed information call Anne Sparks at QAC Department of Community Services, 410-758-0848 ext. 2715.

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