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First Class Parlor, Car #88

Tickets:
  • Ages 2+: $22.50(Exclusive Online Price)
  • Infant (0-1): FREE(Must sit on laps during the ride)
  • Private Charter: $675(Reserves the entire car -- Can accommodate up to 30 people.)
Ticket prices listed do not apply to any Special Event trains. Online prices are discounted off the Walk-up/Non-reserved ticket prices. Other exclusions may apply. 
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666
Boarding times are 15 minutes before departure times

Surround yourself in Victorian splendor and climate-controlled 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 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 late-Victorian-era 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