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Anybody Want to Play Some Pinball??? It May Take Some Training!!!!


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Pinball on Rails: Strasburg Rail Road
is Featuring a Moving Arcade This Summer

Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 6:00 am

Updated: 10:58 am, Sat Jul 18, 2015.

STEVE KOPFINGER

Lancaster Online

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/pinball-on-rails-
strasburg-rail-road-is-featuring-a-moving/
article_3f53094a-2cca-11e5-9b0f-874facb29750.html

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What on earth is the Pendolino?

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And what does it have in common with pinball machines and the Strasburg 
Rail Road?

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Well, if you board the Strasburg, one of America's oldest railroads, on 
weekends between now and Sept. 6, you can find out how steam collides with 
pinball wizardry and take up the challenge of playing one of those 
pre-video games on a rocking train.

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The railroad, which runs tourists and rail buffs from Strasburg to 
Paradise and back, is unveiling the Pinball Pendolino Train.

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Perhaps some background information is in order.

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Tilting trains

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Pendolino is Italian for a family of tilting trains that became popular in 
the 1960s and 1970s.

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The trains tilt as they speed around corners without causing undue 
discomfort to passengers.

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The trains also are sleek and streamlined the polar opposite of the 
Strasburg's vintage 19th-century heavy coaches.

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But that doesn't mean the Strasburg train lacks speed. And this is where 
pinball machines come into play.

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A classic coach car known as Grasshopper Level has been outfitted with a 
dozen 1960-1970s-era pinball machines, which have been borrowed from Steve 
Zuckerman, a pinball collector and co-owner of Silver Bell Museum Arcade 
in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

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It's an unlikely setting for the games. There is elegant woodwork 
overhead, as well as beautiful brass light fixtures. On the floor, 
however, are the blinking lights of games such as Big Ben and another 
saluting motorcycle legend Evel Knievel.

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Introducing -

Pinball Pendolino
Rolling Antique Auto Event Arrives -

Buy tickets!
Strasburg Rail Road Events -

Watch Video
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Exclusive Offer Now Available
Steampunk unLimited -

Details announced!
Adventure on the Great Train Robbery -


Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, 
round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and 
back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your 
window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groffs Grove or Leaman 
Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the trains route for 
mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an 
especially memorable experience.

http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/

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Strasburg Rail Road

From Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasburg_Rail_Road

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The Strasburg Rail Road (reporting mark SRC) is a heritage railroad 
located near Strasburg, Pennsylvania, operating excursion trains hauled by 
steam locomotives in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. The 
Strasburg is one of the few railroads in the U.S. that utilizes steam 
locomotives to regularly haul revenue freight trains.

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Across the street lies the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. The Strasburg 
Rail Road (SRR) functions as the Museum's link to the Amtrak Philadelphia 
to Harrisburg Main Line in Paradise, Pennsylvania.

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Contents

1 Description
2 History
3 Locomotive roster
3.1 Operable
3.2 Undergoing restoration
3.3 Retired
3.4 Pre-1958
3.5 Non-steam locomotives
3.6 Retired diesels
4 See also
5 References
6 Sources
7 External links


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26-Year-Old Woman Keeps the Locomotives Running at Strasburg Rail Road

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015 6:00 am

PETER TARABORELLI

Lancaster Online

http://lancasteronline.com/features/trending/
year-old-woman-keeps-the-locomotives-running-at-strasburg-rail/
article_adeeef34-f036-11e4-bc8a-1fea470cb709.html

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The repair shop at Strasburg Rail Road is fully stocked.

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There are locomotives from the 1800s, antique tools and plenty of spare 
parts.

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But a woman has never graced the shop.

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That changed recently when 26-year-old Andrea Biesecker, a computer 
numeric controlled machinist, became the repair and restoration project 
coordinator. Her official title is assistant contract administrator, but 
she wears a lot of hats at the railroad.

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Biesecker, who graduated in 2009 from Thaddeus Stevens College of 
Technology in Lancaster, said she has loved steam power since she was a 
child.

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She grew up in Parkesburg and said she has fond memories of weekends spent 
with her father at Gaps Rough and Tumble Museum, which is all about the 
power of steam.

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When it came time for her to pick a college major, however, she first 
thought she might pursue accounting.

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But that quickly changed when she decided to attend Stevens and pursue a 
career that had everything to do with steam power. She majored in machine 
tool and computer aided manufacturing.

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Biesecker, who also is a locomotive engineer, sets her sights on a job at 
the Strasburg Rail Road.

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Rolling Antique Auto Show Saturday at Strasburg Rail Road

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 8:20 am

Updated: 9:24 am, Wed Jul 15, 2015.

By KATHY DAMINGER

Lancaster Online

http://lancasteronline.com/features/entertainment/
rolling-antique-auto-show-saturday-at-strasburg-rail-road/
article_c1deb4ea-2a22-11e5-bd32-4bc68d90fc6b.html

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In addition to the vintage steam locomotives and train cars, the site will 
be filled with antique automobiles during the annual Rolling Antique Auto 
Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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And the Rolling in its name is important.

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This isnt a show where pristine cars are lined up with hoods open.

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This is a show with real cars and their owners, some of whom have driven 
them for 50 or more years.

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And some of whom will be driving them again on Saturday during the events 
popular race that pits antique car against vintage steam engine. (Its 
particularly fun to watch that from inside the train!)

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Some will also be offering rides in their autos on a first-come, 
first-served basis.

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Christmas Trains Start after Thanksgiving at Strasburg RR

Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:30 am

By KATHY DAMINGER

Lancaster Online

http://tinyurl.com/nshmfxo

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Surrounded by the warmth of a potbelly stove, visitors to the Strasburg 
Rail Road can usher in the holiday season in a couple ways.

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The annual Night Before Christmas Train, which departs at 7 p.m. Fridays 
beginning the day after Thanksgiving through Dec. 19, recreates the 
excitement and childhood anticipation of Christmas Eve.

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A reader in a Victorian nightshirt and cap reads Clement Moores holiday 
treasure, The Night Before Christmas, while passengers enjoy cookies and 
milk, lulled by the rocking of the vintage train.

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Videos

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