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.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

4 PM – Meet & Greet at The Fireside Tavern

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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.

EXCLUSIVE HOTEL DEALS

(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!

 

Questions? Email us at sales@virtualrailfan.com