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Watch Great Scenic Railways online: Episode 2 Mid-Atlantic

Across the street from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is the Historic Strasburg Rail Road. The Strasburg remains much the same as it was back when it was created in 1832. Its steam engines and refurbished coaches take passengers through Pennsylvania's beautiful Amish countryside on the oldest continuing short-line railroad in North America. We venture next to the Allegheny Mountains of Maryland, home to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Here riders can become a part of moving history as they are transported by the largest Baldwin 2-8-0-type steam engine in existence as it ascends 1,300 feet to Frostburg. Along the way you travel through the 914-foot long Brush Tunnel and by Bone Cave, where remains of prehistoric saber tooth cats and mastodons were unearthed during the building of the line. The logging and coal industry developed most of the railroads in West Virginia.

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