RAILROAD SIGNALS of the U.S.
Railfan Guide to
The Amtrak Station
NS Lancaster Yard
Stone Arch Viaduct
Railfanning Lancaster to Harrisburg
Tucked away in the middle of Amish Country in central Pennsylvania are a few gems in the world of railfanning.
Lancaster has a right nice station for Amtrak, formerly a Pennsy depot. There is also a really nice stone arch viaduct, small yard, an engine service facility, and of course, Pennsy PL signals. A couple of branches take off from the main line in Lancaster, one to Columbia, one to Manheim and Lititz, and one to Reading.
Over in Strasburg you have the Strasburg Railroad, one of the more successful excursion railroads in the United States, and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
About 10 miles north of Lancaster is a small town called Manheim. Manheim may be famous to most in the Delmarva area for it's car auctions, but for us, it holds a nice surprise in the form of the Manheim Museum, which is almost all railroad oriented, and is housed in an old PRR depot.
The Lancaster and Strasburg area is also a big area for the Amish, so when visiting, please be careful of their buggies on the road. They make some good eatin too!
Other guides for southern central
Lancaster - You Are Here!
Marysville and the Rockville Bridge
General map of the Lancaster / Strasburg area
1 The Amtrak Station
2 NS Lancaster Yard
3 Engine Service
4 Stone Arch Viaduct
On the east side of town is this nice stone arch viaduct carrying two tracks. It goes over PA 23, and should be accessible from the ball fields shown on the map.
There are a few signals around in Lancaster for the signal fan, all (still) Pennsy PL signals.
Railfanning Strasburg to Harrisburg
Last Modified 18-Jun-2011