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8 Epic Train Rides In Pennsylvania That Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience

The railroad history of Pennsylvania is arguably the richest in the country. Trains made the industrial growth – and passenger travel – possible across our wide state, and played a major role in westward expansion.

The Pennsylvania Railroad system was founded in Philadelphia in 1846 and was the largest and most heavily trafficked in the nation through the first half of the 20th century. At one point, it was also the world’s largest publicly traded corporation.

Although the railroad “Golden Era” has passed, trains still play a major role in transport and continue to grow and develop with the modern world. Despite the passion of railroad enthusiasts, we think trains are too often overlooked – a train ride through the beautiful countryside makes for a wonderful afternoon (or weekend) activity that brings together history AND relaxation.

Here are 8 incredible train rides you can take in Pennsylvania that can’t be missed.

Have you ridden any of these rails? Did you enjoy the view? Do you know of others we should check out? Tell us about them in the comments!

Meg Archer
Meg is the Contributions & Creative Content Editor for OnlyInYourState. She works in source research, concept development, and business outreach. Meg enjoys playing with her food (cooking), writing furiously (at inconvenient moments), and exploring (everything and everywhere).