Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Available Dates:

  • (Show BBoarding: 5:30 p.m. Departure: 6 p.m.)

  • (Show BBoarding: 5:30 p.m. Departure: 6 p.m.)
  • Adult (12+): $60.00
  • Child (3-11): $40.00
(Not recommended for children under 5)


Note: $25 charge to have a couple seated alone at a table for four. Gratuity and alcoholic beverages not included in price.  For more information or to make private table arrangements, please call 1-866-725-9666 to be connected to our office.

Seating assigned to tables of four.  Please be advised that all seating aboard Dinner Trains is at tables of four. To accommodate parties of different sizes, groups may be split and parties are often mixed at the same table. If you are reserving tickets with another person or persons, please let us know or place your order as a single transaction. Thank you!

There are a limited number of tickets for this event.  We strongly recommend you pre-purchase tickets as the event often sells out in advance.

Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the railroad reserves the right to alter schedules, substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand. There are a limited number of Dinner Train Tickets available. Unsold tickets will be available at the station on a first come basis.  No refund or exchanges on tickets unless ticketed train does not operate.

Includes Ticket, Meal & Tax.
Boarding times are half hour before departure times
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666

Act 1 Productions presents three new shows in 2014!

Three great mysteries are ready for you to crack the case as Act 1 Productions bring you their popular humor, entertainment and unique style to the Strasburg Rail Road. Please plan to arrive no later than the boarding time in order to enjoy the full experience and to avoid missing any clues. “How much time should I plan?” Visit the FAQ page for tips on this and more.


  • Choice of soup or salad
  • Choice of entrée – Chicken Marsala, Broiled Cajun Tilapia Filet or Prime Rib
  • Vegetarian option – large Caesar Salad
  • Seasoned potatoes
  • Vegetable of the day
  • Dessert – Choice of Cheesecake, Shoo Fly Pie, Apple Pie or Chocolate Cake
  • Iced tea or lemonade

Event Details

Show A
The Goobers and the Male Beauty Contest
- Written by Debi Irene Wahl
Widowed matriarch Ma Goober does her best to provide for her boys on the family’s hog farm.  Ma saw an advertisement for what she believed was a male beauty contest.  The prize – $10,000! (And that would make a lot of lard!)  Unfortunately one of the contestants has been murdered and Ma is being charged with the deadly deed because she was last seen shoving a beefy bean burrito into the contestant’s mouth.  As Ma put it, “This skinny contestant feller needs to eat!  He ain’t nothing but skin and bones!”

This crazy family is unlike any you have ever met.  Their backwoods colloquialisms will have you in stitches.  Family-friendly, laughs and a “who dun it” adventure over dinner.

Show B
The Case of the Shake, Rattled and Rolled Reporter
- Written by Debi Irene Wahl
An obnoxious reporter has been murdered.  Was he shaken?  Rattled?  Or rolled?  It is up to the audience to figure it out.  This fun flashback pays homage to the 1950’s style of Nancy Drew, pitting the greaser detective against two female detectives with fun music from the era, poodle skirts and old-fashioned murder.  Guests can even come dressed in 50s attire to be entered into a fun door prize contest!

Show C
The Monster Mashed?  A Musical?
- Written by Debi Irene Wahl
The monster has been mashed, smashed by his own crypt, done in by his own dastardly deeds.  Now the coroner has declared him dead.  What a brilliant deduction.  Suspects inclick Dr. Dementia, Sister Ghoul, Elvira and Drackie.  Inspired by the 1960s song comes this crazy “who dun it?” for one night only on the Strasburg Rail Road.  Guests are invited to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costume.  (Family friendly, please!)