Join Virtual Railfan for a weekend of steam action at the Strasburg Rail Road in Strasburg, Pennsylvania on September 22-24, 2023! Meet our members of the team and Virtual Railfans from everywhere! We’ll be taking the Wine and Cheese Train on Friday night, and the steam excursion on Saturday. Don’t forget to explore the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, take the Shop Tour at the Strasburg Rail Road,  and enjoy everything this beautiful Amish countryside has to offer over the weekend.


4:30 PM – Meet & Greet at The Fireside Tavern

6 PM – Wine & Cheese Excursion (Strasburg to Paradise and back)


2 PM — Take a scenic ride to Paradise, Pennsylvania on board a steam-powered train

5 PM – *CHANGE* – Dinner at Casey Jones


8:30 AM — Breakfast at Casey Jones Restaurant or Fulton Steamboat



Meet and Greet at the historic Fireside Tavern on Friday night, 4:30 pm. We’d love for you to join us!

1500 Historic Drive
Strasburg, PA 17579

Individual parties will be responsible for their own tab.

Book your hotel now, rooms around Strasburg are getting scarce!


Fulton Steamboat
1 Hartman Bridge Rd
Lancaster Pa. 17602

There are no blocks for the group, however please use the code Captains Club when reserving rooms for discount

9/22 188.95 +tax
9/23 206.95 +tax

There are also some discounts with AAA, First Responder, & Military


Red Caboose Motel(717) 687-5000

312 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572  Map it!

Wyndham Lancaster Resort & Convention Center – (717) 869-5496

2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602  Map it!

Clarion Inn Strasburg-Lancaster(717) 983-4007

1400 Historic Drive, Strasburg, PA 17579  Map it!


Best Western – (717) 687-7683

3063 E Lincoln Hwy US 30, Paradise, PA 17562 Map it!

Paradise LaQuinta – (717) 208-2453

25 Eastbrook Rd, Ronks PA 17572 Map it!

Days Inn – (717) 327-4564

34 Eastbrook Rd, Ronks, PA 17572 Map it!

  • You may bring additional snacks/beverages in a small, personal cooler on the train
  • Please plan to arrive at the Strasburg Rail Road at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Boarding will begin 15 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Upon arrival to the Strasburg Rail Road, please proceed to CHECK-IN at the EAST STRASBURG STATION BULIDING located between lampposts 3 and 4 BEFORE YOU BOARD THE TRAIN so we may confirm your attendance and assist with where to board the train. Please have your booking number ready


Questions? Email


REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED. You can contact Strasburg Railroad to book tickets on your own. Hope to see you there!