Post ECLSTS Train Excursion

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George Councill
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Post ECLSTS Train Excursion

Post by George Councill » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:11 pm

Would anyone be intrested in going on a Sunday train excursion as a group, before heading home?
George

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Post by IVOR SNODDY » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:48 pm

That sounds interesting George,
had you a trip or railroad in mind?. Last years trip to the B&O musuem and the curved viaduct was very enjoyable.
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Me too

Post by MParsons » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:57 pm

Sounds good to me.
My wife and I would make two.
But we need more specifics.

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Train excursions

Post by George Councill » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:25 pm

I have just started looking,

Strasburg Railroad has 45min train ride for $12.50 each, and a tour of their shop for $16.50 each. The tour and the ride would be finished by 2 p.m.

I will make more calls and see what else is out there, and report back.
George

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a brand new 4-4-0

Post by Glenn Habrial » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Isn't there a new one really close to York?
http://steamintohistory.com/
I have not been on this one, and I do like Strasburg a lot

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Post by Doug Cannon » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:59 pm

Thanks, but when I'm able to attend the show ..... it is for both days, and the extra railway-flavoured sights are taken-in pre & post show weekend !

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Post by Harry Hartman » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:36 pm

I receive info from time to time about area attractions. Yesterday I received a flyer from "STEAM INTO HISTORY a civil war history attraction. It looks like it starts in New Freedom and goes to Hanover Junction and back. It is something you may want to consider and it looks as if it is not that far away from York either.

the web site is

http:http://www.steamintohistory.com

I am not pushing this but saw your requests and statements on here and just received this, so I thought I would pass it on.

Harry

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Post by George Councill » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:55 pm

Harry,
I just got off the phone with them. They have a newly built 1860's era steam engine and several enclosed passinger cars with brand new pot-bellyed stoves. They run a 2 1/2 hour round trip parallel to I-83 from New Freedom to Hanover Junction and back for $21.00 a head.

Their season starts the first of April.

BUT, seeing as we might have a crowd, they might be talked into starting a bit earlier.

I would like to get some sort of head count so that I could have a bargining position.
George

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Post by Larry Otis » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:50 am

I rode that train back in September. Nice bunch of people and there seems to be a couple of good places to eat. One is where the train originates and one at about the halfway mark of the run. Would like to take it again.
LAO

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Post by Douglas Herrmann » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:39 am

Glenn Habrial wrote:Isn't there a new one really close to York?
http://steamintohistory.com/
I have not been on this one, and I do like Strasburg a lot
Glenn & Harry, this looks like a really nice train ride and its nearest to York and they just got the coaches in September of this year. You can count me in. :)
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