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Strasburg Rail Road’s First Class Parlor car is named Marian in honor of the company’s first corporate secretary and the wife of William M. Moedinger, the third president of the tourist company. Upon entry, the car takes the guest back in time with its early-20th Century elegance. Built by the Laconia Car Company, it was used on the Boston & Main Railroad until 1957. The Strasburg Rail Road purchased the car in January of 1971 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: December 1910

Maker: Laconia Car Company

Length: 68 feet

Weight: 90,600 lbs.

Year Arrived at Strasburg: January 1971

  • Ride in air-conditioned comfort.
  • Listen to an on-board commentary during the ride.
  • Confections and beverages may be purchased separately onboard the car.
  • $26 per person, ages 2 and older  (special event rates may differ.)
  • 30 seats are available for each ride.
  • Ask about private charter options.
a train on a steel track