• Photos: Red Caboose Motel, Strasburg, PA

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General discussion related to all railroad clubs, museums, tourist and scenic lines. Generally this covers museums with static displays, museums that operate excursions, scenic lines that have museums, and so on. Check out the Tourist Railway Association (TRAIN) for more information.

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  by LandDownUnder
 
Half of my enjoyment while I visited Strasburg, Pennsylvania, was staying for two nights at the Red Caboose Motel, located just infront of the railroad line of the Strasburg Rail Road!

This motel, as the name goes, accommodates guests in refurbished railroad cabooses! Very novel place of accommodation, although the real enjoyment out of this place was how hospitable and friendly many of their staff were, particularly the motel's owner, Larry DeMarco.

http://www.redcaboosemotel.com

I was looked after really well at this place. More so than the caboose accommodation, this place has a resturant, that's located in an old heavyweight coach, as well as an extensive giftshop. They also provide evening entertainment, with a novel way of screening of movies, by projecting them onto the side of a big white barn!

On both nights I was there, they showed Chicken Little, and surprise surprise, Polar Express!


Ok, so here are the photographs:

Friday 4th August 2006

Cabooses

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The Caboose I stayed in - Rio Grande

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Group Accomodation

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Deluxe Mail Car Accommodation

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Honeymoon Caboose

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Gift Shop

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Resturant Car
Apart from the railroad music and sounds that play aboard this car, there are also hydralics fitted underneath, that literally 'rock' the carriage, as if it were in motion!

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Evening Meal

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Saturday 5th August 2006

Evening Meal in the Resturant

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Staff

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Deluxe Mail Car Accommodation

Having stayed a second night, I got shifted from my Rio Grande Caboose, into this more modest accommodation! Basically I had all the room from the door to the left end of the coach.

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Sunday 6th August 2006

Hot Chocolate

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How the do I drink this?!

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That's abit better


Staff

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Souvenuirs

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Amish Horse and Buggy in the distance.


Very enjoyable times I had at this place! :D


More photos can be found at:
http://gallerymaikha.photoblog.me.uk/c1070963.html
http://gallerymaikha.photoblog.me.uk/c1070957.html
http://gallerymaikha.photoblog.me.uk/c1070969.html