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The Red Caboose Motel - Ronks, PA

Updated: Feb 16, 2022

In 1969, Donald M. Denlinger purchased nineteen 25 ton N-5 cabooses from the Pennsylvania Railroad.


On Mother’s Day of 1970, the Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant opened for business on a tract of land along the Strasburg Railroad. All the cabooses were painted red. During the first 4 hours that day, 4500 guests toured the caboose units.


On February 1, 2016 the Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant were sold to Todd & Tyler Prickett, along with their wives, Debra and Katherine. Now there are 38 cabooses, a baggage car and a mail car decorated in the schemes of America’s most famous railroad. Also on the property are free movies played in the bar, a miniature train ride and a petting zoo.


For more information on the Red Caboose Motel, click HERE.


Motel is located at: 312 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA


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