Passing along this info from Peter Lerro:
Red Ball Express - Strasburg Railroad
May 26, 2018
On April 11, 2018, the Verdant View Farm suffered the destruction of their 95-year-old dairy barn in a catastrophic fire. Situated on either side of Strasburg Rail Road’s Right of Way, Verdant View is a 4th-generation, family owned and operated farm and bed & breakfast committed to sustainable agriculture and impactful relationships. If any of you have been on a photo charter at the Strasburg Railroad, you would know the farm as our sunrise and sunset location.
As a way to support the Ranck family and Verdant View Farm, Strasburg Rail Road and Lerro Productions will operate a Mixed Freight photo charter on Saturday, May 26, 2018. All proceeds will go directly to help the Verdant View Farm.
Exact details and consist are tentative, but under the professional direction of Lerro Productions, participants will enjoy a steam-powered mixed train photo charter beginning late afternoon and extending into the evening of May 26th. In conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday, this particular charter will take on a Military Railroad Service theme, with uniformed re-enactors, encampments, and more.
Tickets are required to participate, and they may be purchased through Strasburg Rail Road’s ticketing platform for $200.00 each.
Strasburg Rail Road and Lerro Productions are donating the labor and equipment for this unique photo charter opportunity so that all proceeds may be used to support Verdant View Farm.
To purchase tickets, please visit:
Here is a news article with photos and video of the farm fire:
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.