Our day began with a 4 1/2 mile rail journey through Pennsylvania's beautiful Amish countryside. We enjoyed sitting in the outside rail car, watching the scenery go by.Back at the station, we were fortunate enough to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of where passenger cars and steam engines are built, restored and refurbished. Strasburg has a machine shop that restores and refurbishes old trains from around the country. Refurbishing one of those monsters can take decades.
After the tour was a quick lunch, followed by a great rest outside, looking at how they have managed to turn this old rail station into a small mini train town. The weather was beautiful, as was the scenery. The amount of people was just enough to add to the charm.
If you find yourself in Lancaster County, PA, make sure to set aside a day at the Train Depot in Strasburg. Between the rides, tours and museums, it's well worth the trip.