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Strasburg, unfortunately, is not very convenient unless you live in York, Harrisburg, or Philadelphia.
From York (and the N-S feeder, I-83) and west of there, it's straight across US 30 past Lancaster. Take a right onto PA896, and look for the "new" bypass around the downtown Strasburg area. Take a left at the end of the bypass onto PA741, Strasburg Rd.
From Harrisburg, come down US 283 to US 30 to get on the other side of Lancaster. Harrisburg would also be the way to come in via the Pennsylvania Turnpike from points west like Ohio, or, from the north such as Binghamton NY or Scranton.
A Hall or Banjo signal, used from the late 1800's through maybe the 1940's in select locations. They were used as close as Reading PA, on the Reading RR.
This upper quadrant semaphore stands over you as you're in the lobby.
A 3 head colorlight signal, some call the upper heads "tri-light" signals in order to distinguish them from standard 3 aspect signals. It may be from the Reading.
A modified Pennsy PL signal - would have been used as a single signal, or the upper head of a two head signal. The only thing wrong with this signal is that they replaced the standard "domed" lenses with standard Fresnel lenses. If you're not familiar with the PL signal, more info is here
A B&O CPL signal, main head only, 3 aspect - missing the restrict aspect. More info on CPL signals here
Last Modified 08-Nov-2013