DINING CAR NO. 93
"LEE E. BRENNER"
Dining Car No. 93 is America’s oldest operating all-wood dining railcar and recreates the traditional dining experience you would have experienced aboard an early 20th-century railroad.
During the Edwardian era, dining on the rails was quite sophisticated. What now serves as Strasburg Rail Road’s dining car was built by the Laconia Car Company in 1926 and ran on the Boston & Maine Railroad until 1972. After its retirement in 1972, it arrived at the Strasburg Rail Road. It was rebuilt in 1993 and renamed for Strasburg’s second president, Lee E. Brenner.
Upon entry, the car takes the guest back in time with its early 20th Century elegance. The can on the Boston & Main Railroad until 1957. The Strasburg Rail Road purchased the car in January of 1972 and used it as the Pequea Creek passenger coach. In 1988, the Strasburg Rail Road transformed the car into the top-of-the-line luxury railcar that you see today.
Year Built: April 1909
Maker: Laconia Car Company
Length: 67 feet, 11 inches
Weight: 83,600 lbs.
Year Arrived at Strasburg: September 1972
Significance of Name: Named “Lee E. Brenner” in honor of the Strasburg Rail Road Company’s second president who served briefly from 1963 to 1964.