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The Susquehanna Express

May 19, 2018


Car Classes

The Susquehanna Express will be operated by Amtrak and will consist of both Amtrak-owned and privately-owned railcars of various types. Each class of service is distinct from the others. We recommend reading about each car type before making your selection






Sit in comfortable wide coach seating, with tray tables, electric outlets, and all the comforts of home. Our coaches have two seats on each side of the aisle. Each seat has a wide picture window for you to soak in the scenic vistas of our route. Food and drinks will be available in the Commissary Car for purchase.






Relax in vintage lounge and parlor cars that have been lovingly restored by their new owners. Each First Class car is distinct and has its own unique design, but each one contains large picture  windows, comfortable seating, and is less crowded, offering a homey atmosphere.


First Class passengers will also receive non-alcoholic beverages as part of their fare.



About the First Class cars



New York Central 38


Built in 1947 by the Budd Company of Philadelphia, PA for the Great Steel Fleet of the New York Central Railroad. It was built as a Tavern Lounge Car. It was recently restored in 2015 by its current owners who bought it in 2001.  Click here for more information on the NYC 38.



Braddock Inn


Built in 1949 by the Budd Company of Philadelphia, PA for the Iron City Express as a 21 roomette sleeper. For the Worlds Fair in 1963 the car was converted into a 74 seat coach by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The car is now a first class lounge that was completely renovated in 2017. Its former Tuscan Red colors were restored by CSX Transportation in 2017 as well. Click here for more information on the Braddock Inn.



Colonial Crafts


Built in 1949 by the Pullman Company of Chicago, IL for the Pennsylvania Railroad's premier east west services between New York and Chicago or Saint Louis. This car has one drawing room, three double bedrooms, and a lounge with its original colors, and floor plan intact




Please note that while we will do our best to maintain this planned consist, events beyond our control can cause the consist, schedule and cost to change up to the date of departure.


Trip Possibilities

Day trip from Washington DC

to Cumberland, WV


Our second choice

Day trip from Washington DC to

Harrisburg via the scenic Port Road line


Our first choice



Depart Washington Union Station

8 am


Arrive Cumberland, WV

11:30 am


Depart Cumberland, WV

2:30 pm


Arrive Washington Union Station

6 pm


Depart Washington Union Station

8 am


Arrive Harrisburg, PA

11:30 am


Depart Harrisberg, PA

2::30 pm


Arrive Washington Untion Station

6 pm



Coach Class $180
First Class $298
Taxes & fees are extra and will be added at time of booking



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