Join Virtual Railfan for a weekend of steam action at the Strasburg Rail Road in Strasburg, Pennsylvania on September 23-25, 2022! 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 with a picnic stop at Groff’s Grove. Don’t forget to explore the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and everything this beautiful Amish countryside has to offer over the weekend.


4 PM – Meet & Greet at The Fireside Tavern

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


10 AM — Pick up pre-ordered boxed lunches from the delicious Cafe 1832

11 AM — Take a scenic ride to Paradise, Pennsylvania on board a steam-powered train. Get off the train and enjoy lunch, and each other, at Groff’s Grove!

12:30 PM — Return on the train to Strasburg Rail Road

7:30 PM – Dinner at The Fireside Tavern, if you’d like to join us!

A group of us will be dining at the historic Fireside Tavern on Saturday night, 7:30 pm! We’d love for you to join us, you can make reservations in the form below.

1500 Historic Drive
Strasburg, PA 17579

This is a head count only, individual parties will be responsible for their own tab.


(make sure you CALL to get our Virtual Railfan rate, does not apply to online reservations):

Holiday Inn Express(717) 455-4700

1900 Historic Drive Strasburg, PA 17579  Map it!


Best Western Plus Revere Inn — (717) 687-7683

3063 Lincoln Highway, Paradise, PA 17562 Map it!

Spaces are limited, so make your reservations today!

  • 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

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!

Inn at Hershey Farm — 2-night minimum, but it’s totally worth it! 23 beautiful acres: (800) 827-8635, x753

240 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572 Map it!

Clarion Inn Strasburg-Lancaster(717) 983-4007

1400 Historic Drive, Strasburg, PA 17579  Map it!

Fulton Steamboat Inn — nothing like experiencing the boat life! (717) 299-9999

1 Hartman Bridge Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602  Map it!


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