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Strasburg Rail Road’s First Class Lounge Car No. 118 is among the most popular cars in our fleet. Featuring, soft, upholstered captain’s chairs that swivel for a full view of the countryside. Relax in climate-controlled comfort.

The car takes the guest back in time with its late Victorian-era elegance. Built by the American Car and Foundry in 1911, it was used on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad until the 1950s. From there it went to the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern RR before coming to the Strasburg Rail Road in 1990. The car remained out of service and cocooned until 2015. After a 3-year (2015-2018), complete restoration/rebuild, No. 118 entered service as the top-of-the-line luxury railcar that you see today.

Year Built: 1911

Maker: American Car and Foundry


Weight: 100,000 lbs.

Year Arrived at Strasburg: June 1990

Entered Passenger Service: November 2018

Significance of Name: Named Linn W. Moedinger in honor of Strasburg’s seventh and longest-serving president. After 18 years as president and CMO and 50 years of employment at the Strasburg Rail Road, Mr. Moedinger retired in 2018.

Outside view of train car number 118.
Inside view of the lounge train car number 118.