Who We Are
The best of railroad preservation and design
The restoration and reconstruction of historical railroad equipment involves a melding of centuries-old craftsmanship and contemporary solutions.
With over 250 years of experience in historic railroad preservation, Strasburg Rail Road Mechanical Services provides unparalleled innovation and artistry to customers across the global railroading industry.
No matter the scope of your project, you can trust that our experts will bring your vision to life with the utmost care and professionalism.
Finding The Right Path Forward
Our team is well-versed in the “Three R’s” of railroad preservation, and we’re ready to help you forge the right path to fulfill your project goals.
Given the unique nature of historic preservation projects, our shop offers a wide range of specialized services. Working with our Mechanical Services Team gives you access to:
- Knowledge of traditional and modern craft skills
- Accurate condition assessments
- Boiler design, repair & construction
- Professional design & engineering specs
- Custom manufacturing & reproduction
- FRA Form 4 evaluations & calculations
- Material analysis & testing
- State-of-the-art equipment
A Proven Track Record
We are America’s oldest continuously operating out of all railroad service companies, celebrating 175 years in 2007.
Strasburg Rail Road has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Lancaster County.
Today, we have five working steam engines and twenty operating passenger cars.
Since 1958, our mechanical department has maintained an impressive history of
providing consistent and superior services. But don’t just take our word for it—check
out our case studies to see some projects we’ve completed.