The Elegant Express — Lee E. Brenner Dining Car

We will see you next year!

Edwardian elegance comes alive at America’s oldest continuously operating railroad. This unique dining experience — specifically for Valentine’s Day 2021 — is designed to give you an elegant and sophisticated dining experience for you and your significant other.

Enjoy a sophisticated dining experience on the Lee E. Brenner Dining Car. You and your significant other will indulge in a select menu prepared by the executive chef of Cafe1832 and personally presented by a member of the Cafe’s executive team. 

Reserve your spot at one of Lancaster County’s most unique Valentine’s Day experiences!

“Elegant Express” on the Dining Car inclusions:

  • A sophisticated dining experience aboard the historic Lee E. Brenner Dining Car
  • A 45-minute steam train ride through the picturesque Amish Country
  • An exclusive select menu prepared by Cafe1832 (see the menu offering below) with a personal First Class attendant
  • One (1) complimentary glass of wine (or non-alcoholic drink), per person. Wine is supplied by Waltz Vineyards. Additional alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase.

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 Menu

Charcuterie and cheese with appropriate accompaniments

Jumbo shrimp cocktail with horseradish cocktail and lemon

Braised Angus beef short rib

Butter-poached rainbow carrots and pearl onions

Swiss chard and herb goat cheese polenta

Miniature chocolate mousse



$65 per person