Splashed against the Pennsylvania skyline bright colors – red, blue, yellow, and green – shine. Get a little closer and you’ll see the train cars that line up perfectly against the landscape. An ode to Pennsylvania’s rich history in the railway industry, the retired cabooses now serve as charming rooms at the
Caboose Motel in Titusville.
Spend a night in your own private caboose at the charming Caboose Motel in Titusville, right next to the Perry Street Station of the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad. The colorful cabooses, of which there are 21, include three train cars with a wheelchair ramp and one fully accessible handicap room.
Once inside your caboose, you'll enjoy the comforts of a traditional motel room: Heat, air conditioning, a mounted television, and a private bathroom.
Each caboose, which is soaked in sunlight from either bay or cupola windows, features a king bed or two standard beds. Feel the warmth of the sun's rays on your skin as you awake each morning of your visit.
A cozy caboose.
Step outside of your room and sit on your deck chair on your caboose's own private deck space. Watch as the sun sets or the sun rises, depending on whether you are a night or a morning person, and enjoy the tranquility around you.
When you're not soaking up the ambiance of your caboose, embark on the one block stroll to downtown Titusville, where you can learn more about the town on a historic walking tour or stop by the Drake Well Museum and Park.
Reserve your caboose soon, however, because the Caboose Motel only welcomes guests from April 15 through October 23 annually.
Climb aboard an authentic Pullman train car when you walk next door to the train station. Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad leads guests on a three-hour scenic rail tour through the history of the oil industry in Pennsylvania. You will sit in one of the enclosed cars and can view the scenery from the open gondola car once the conductor allows guests to walk around.
Grab perfect snapshots of the rustic leaves as you embark on the fall foliage tour from October 1 through the 16. Or, join the kids and Santa aboard a three-hour tour on November 26 and December 3. Other special event tours are also offered throughout the year.
Visit this retired caboose in Pennsylvania for a truly unique experience. And, if you really love trains, you definitely want to
check out this restaurant that used to be a train.