First Class Parlor, Car #88
- All Ages: $21.00
Ticket prices listed do not apply to Special Event trains.
Surround yourself in Victorian splendor and air-conditioned comfort. Indulge yourself with our unique selection of confections and beverages available for purchase.
About the Car
Strasburg Rail Road’s First Class Parlor car is named Marian in honor of the company’s first corporate secretary and wife of William M. Moedinger. Upon entry, the car takes the rider back in time with its late Victorian 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.
In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the car was used to carry dignitaries—including President Lincoln (as portrayed by James Getty) and Chief Justice of the United States, William Rehnquist—to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for the historical celebration.
Year Built: December 1910
Maker: Laconia Car Company
Length: 68 feet
Weight: 90,600 lbs.
Year Arrived at Strasburg: January 1971