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Pufferbelly Miniature Steam Train - Strasburg Railroad - Strasburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 39° 58.984 W 076° 09.633
18S E 400910 N 4426523
Quick Description: The Pufferbelly Miniature Steam Train is an another train ride that you can take at the Strasburg ('full scale') Railroad.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/19/2014 5:05:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMN3F9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
Near Strasburg, within the Strasburg Rail Road, is this smaller form of a train ride.

The Strasburg Rail Road is located along Route 741, about a mile east of the community of Strasburg. It is also across the street from another railroad attraction, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

The miniature railroad is an end to end operation that winds through the property. The depot where you pay is about the middle. One end is near the parking lot while the other is by the maintenance building for the 'full scale' trains. The train runs by other activities, as well as the passenger waiting area for the 'full scale' trains, and along Route 741.

The engine still runs like its bigger brothers - stream using coal as the fuel. The cars are built and painted to give the impression of boxcars.

There is an extra charge to ride the Pufferbelly - I don't believe that you can just ride the miniature train. The main price was $18 for a person 12 and up, and $12.50 for children (2014). This admission allows access to all the 'extras' that includes a ride on a hand car where you propel yourself with hand petals.

The train, previously known as Cagney, was built in the early 1900s, as early as 1903, but there is some doubt as to the exact year. The train was used as an attraction at Coney Island in New York.

Strasburg Rail Road Web Site:
(visit link)

Railway Preservation News (Strasburg's Cagney):
(visit link)
Gauge of railway: 15 inch

Engine Type: Live Steam

Miniature Railroads Web Page: [Web Link]

Public Availability: Seasonal

Ride Fee: Yes

If Yes: $5

Entrance Fee: Yes

If There is an Additional Fee: $18 adult/$12.50 child

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train or related to the train. Possible photos include the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat or of a family member with one of the miniature r.r. crossing signs. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the miniature railway related items that can be found in locations like this

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