Dead­line ap­proach­ing to reg­is­ter for rail­road trip

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Obituary -

CEN­TRE­VILLE — Join Queen Anne’s Recre­ation on a day trip to ride the Stras­burg Rail Road then dine at Her­shey Farm Restau­rant on Nov. 9. The dead­line to reg­is­ter for this ad­ven­ture is Oct. 6.

Stras­burg Rail Road is Amer­ica’s old­est op­er­at­ing rail­road with a char­ter dat­ing back to June 9, 1832. First used for pas­sen­ger and freight trans­porta­tion, the short line limped along for more than a cen­tury un­til in 1958, on the verge of aban­don­ment, the rail­road was sal­vaged and given new life as a tourist rail­road, ac­cord­ing to their web­site. When you visit Stras­burg Rail Road, the first thing you can ex­pect is an au­then­tic ex­pe­ri­ence of a real steam rail­road. The lo­co­mo­tives and pas­sen­ger cars, (known as “rolling stock”) are not repli­cas, and our staff mem­bers are not reen­ac­tors. Stras­burg Rail Road has five work­ing steam lo­co­mo­tives and 19 op­er­at­ing pas­sen­ger cars, in­clud­ing our Pres­i­dent’s Car, First-Class Par­lor Car and our Din­ing Car. All equip­ment is re­stored and main­tained on-site in our Me­chan­i­cal Shop.

Your ticket en­ti­tles you to a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tran­quil Amish coun­try­side to Par­adise, PA, and back (4.5 miles east and 4.5 miles re­turn­ing west on the same track). Dur­ing the ride, you can ex­pect an au­dio commentary pro­vid­ing in­ter­est­ing facts, his­tory, and in­for­ma­tion about the rail­road and sur­round­ing area, ac­cord­ing to the web­site.

This day trip is of­fered by Queen Anne’s County De­part­ment of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices with pick up and drop off points in Stevensville, Gra­sonville and Sudlersville.

The price of $74 per per­son in­cludes: mo­tor coach trans­porta­tion, 45-minute train ride along the Stras­burg Rail­road, buf­fet din­ner at Her­shey Farm Restau­rant, and all taxes and meal gratuities.

An en­ve­lope will be passed around the bus sep­a­rately for driver gra­tu­ity.

To reg­is­ter for this trip or to get more de­tailed in­for­ma­tion, call Anne Sparks at 410-758-0848, ext. 2715.

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