• Rail line thru Paradise, Pa

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Pennsylvania
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Pennsylvania

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  by Tracer
Going to be visiting Paradise Pa in a few months and i noticed a curvy rail line running thru it. Can anyone give me any info on the line?

I am from New England and would like to sneak in some rail fanning.

Thanks in advance!
  by ladder2
That wouldbethe Strasberg Railroad, has steam trains, Amish museums etc., go to their website for details, things to do etc., very interesting area to visit. Enjoy the Penn. Dutch home cooking you will go home10lbs. heavier!
  by Gunsnclapton
Or the Delaware Lackawanna. I didn't know theres more than one Paradise PA
  by SecaucusJunction
I believe the Amtrak line also goes through Paradise.
  by fl9m2004
How else would the 40th anniversary train be able to get to Strasberg
  by Dick H
Strasburg runs a steam powered freight on Wednesdays and Friday to the NS
interchange at Paradise. They take up to 12 fans @$15 along for the ride in
the caboose. However, this is a hit or miss situation, as they do not run
unless NS has left some cars for them at the interchange. The decision to
run or not is not made until late afternoon the day before or later. Freight
business must be slow currenly, as they did not run last Friday, the past
Wednesday or yesterday.

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  by njtmnrrbuff
Amtrak's Harrisburg Line definately goes through Paradise. In fact, it interchanges with the Strasburg Railway.

There's no Delaware Lackawanna Line that I know anywhere near Strasburg. The closest one that I know is in Northeastern PA, running from E. Stroudsburg to Scranton.
  by RSD15
The DL&W/DL line goes through the Township of Paradise Pa. Westbound from Analomink the line climbs up Paradise creek
around Paradise Valley through Paradise crossing and around Paradise curve before reaching Pocono Summit.