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Coach No. 62 was originally built for the Boston & Maine Railroad at the turn of the 20th century.  The car was sold to the Strasburg Rail Road Company in 1962 for $500.

Just like several other Coaches in the fleet, the Gobbler’s Knob also appeared in Hello Dolly! in 1968.

Year Built: 1897

Maker: Pullman Car Company

Length: 60 ft., 3 inches

Weight: 79,500 lbs.

Year Arrived at Strasburg: September 1962

Entered Passenger Service: Spring 1964

Significance of Name: Named Gobbler’s Knob for an unincorporated area along State Route 896 just south of Strasburg. Gobbler’s Knob is also known as “Grasshopper Level.”

a train on a steel track with Strasburg Rail Road in the background
a large long train on a leather chair