Deadline approaching to register for railroad trip
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.