Mother’s Day Dinner

Available Dates:
  • May 9, 2021
    (Departure: 11:00 a.m.)
  • May 9, 2021
    (Departure: 2:00 p.m. )
  • Adult (12+): $83.00
  • Child (2-11): $77.00
  • Infant (0-1): Free

There are a limited number of tickets for this event.  We strongly recommend you pre-purchase tickets as the event often sells out in advance.

Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the railroad reserves the right to alter schedules, substitute coaches, and/or motive power as operating conditions demand. No refund or exchanges on tickets unless ticketed train does not operate.
Includes Ticket, Meal & Tax.
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666
Boarding times are 15 minutes before departure times

The Event

Under the direction of Café 1832 Executive Chef Phillip Ponticelli, enjoy a freshly prepared and elegant meal aboard Strasburg Rail Road’s historic Lee E. Brenner Dining Car. Pamper the mother who holds a special place in your heart with a freshly prepared meal aboard the scenic Strasburg Rail Road’s Lee E. Brenner Dining Car.  The Mother’s Day Dinner is available at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ONLY on Mother’s Day, May 9. 

Lee E. Brenner Dining Car

The Lee E. Brenner Dining Car — America’s oldest operating all-wood dining railcar — recreates the traditional dining experience you would have experienced aboard an early 20th-century railroad. During the Edwardian-era, dining on the rails was quite sophisticated. What now serves as Strasburg Rail Road’s dining car was built by the Laconia Car Company in 1926 and ran on the Boston & Maine Railroad until 1972. After its retirement in 1972, it arrived at the Strasburg Rail Road. It was rebuilt in 1993 and renamed for Strasburg’s second president, Lee E. Brenner.

The Inclusions

  • Sophisticated dining experience aboard the historic Lee E. Brenner Dining Car
  • A 45-minute steam train ride through the picturesque Amish Country
  • A special menu prepared by Café 1832 (see the menu offering below) and served by a First Class attendant
  • One (1) complimentary mimosa or bellini or a non-alcoholic drink of your choice, per person. (Additional alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase.)
  • Train fare, PA State Sales tax, and gratuity

The Menu

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Choice of:
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Roasted Peppers
Ham, Broccoli, and Cheddar Quiche

Arugula Salad with Frisée, Artichoke Hearts, Manchego Cheese, and Lemon Vinaigrette

Pot du Crème (Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt)

If you would like to discuss any specific questions or special accommodations you may
have about the menu or food preparation,
please contact Café 1832 directly please call 717-687-6242 or email
Due to the nature of the dining experience and train car, any special requests or
accommodations not discussed prior to the day-of cannot be guaranteed.



$83 per adult (ages 12+)
$77 per child
(ages 2-11)