Father’s Day Train Rides

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Impress Dad this Father’s Day with the unique gift and unforgettable experience of a train ride on one of these scenic railroads — invest in a day trip that will create memories for years to come!

Cumberland, MD

Travel back through time on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Onboard, you’ll climb through the spectacular scenery of the Allegheny Mountains while a narrator provides you with information about the scenery, history, and culture along your route.

Ronks, PA

Step back in time aboard The Strasburg Railroad — a larger-than-life steam train that provides a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA, and back. Upon disembarkment, you’ll enjoy the old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading.

For families with younger children, consider Day Out With Thomas — a family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine.

Romney, WV

Give Dad the best of both worlds with one of the country’s most beautiful train rides and a spectacular bald eagle-spotting experience. For three hours, enjoy a narrated excursion through a tranquil and pristine mountain valley that’s home to the American bald eagle. Undisturbed by the low rumblings of the occasional train, it is common to see the birds flying overhead or perched in nearby trees. Passengers will also be treated to views of historic farms and lush mountain greenery.

New Freedom, PA

If Dad is a history buff, consider riding with the nonprofit educational organization Northern Central Railway, which operates a steam train that chronicles the role York County, PA, played in Civil War history via a 2.5-hour round-trip journey to Hanover Junction and back.

This 1860’s replica locomotive and train set is a faithful recreation of Abraham Lincoln’s train to present the Gettysburg Address. Two years later, he carried his body in a funeral car. Each run has a narrator who is well-versed in the history of the area and Civil War History. Plus, you might even get to see entertainers and re-enactors that are willing to share their stories about the Civil War!

West Chester, PA

West Chester Railroad hosts a special 90-minute Father’s Day train ride between Market Street in West Chester and the village of Glen Mills in Delaware County.

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