OPEN CAR NO. 68
Constructed by the Pullman Car Company in the summer of 1896 for the Boston & Maine Railroad, this is one of the most famous cars in the Strasburg Rail Road’s fleet. Not only was the car prominently featured in 20th Century Fox’s production Hello, Dolly! in 1968, but the car is also a railfan favorite with its east-end observation deck. It is one of two 19th Century passenger cars still in everyday use at the Strasburg Rail Road.
Year Built: July 1896
Maker: Pullman Car Company
Length: 68 feet, 4 inches
Weight: 86,200 lbs.
Year Arrived at Strasburg: May 1966
Entered Passenger Service: 1968
Significance of Name: Named Hello Dolly in honor of the movie in which it played a prominent role.