Strasburg, Pennsylvania

Strasburg, population just over 3,000 at the last count, is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA and the settlement dates back to the mid to late 18th century. It developed as a linear village stretching approximately 2 miles (3 km) along what was originally the Great Conestoga Road, later to become the Strasburg Road.

The photos are my first real attempt to digitise some old 35mm film negatives…

Strasburg steam train

As one might guess, the town was named after the French city of Strasbourg, the native home of one of the early settlers, many of whom were Huguenots or Swiss or German Mennonites.

Strasburg Railroad

The town is often called “Train Town USA” because of the many railroad attractions in and around town, including the Strasburg Rail Road and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

Strasburg train ready to depart

Remember that movie with Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis, ‘Witness’? Well, much of it was filmed on a nearby farm.

rail cars

And ye olde water tower…

train water tower

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