Travel Opportunities
Rail Travel Offered by AAPRCO Members
SOLD OUT WESTBOUND -- SPACE AVAILABLE EASTBOUND ONLY
SOLD OUT WESTBOUND -- SPACE AVAILABLE EASTBOUND ONLY


AAPRCO's "Texas Special" eastbound on BNSF at Abo Canyon, New Mexico on 4/19/2015. The train is enroute
from Albuquerque, New Mexico to AAPRCO's mid-term events which were held at San Antonio, Texas.
Photo by Ward McCartney.

Updated August 26, 2015  

Although our members often charter their cars to an individual or company, many offer travel opportunities to others. As individual car owners inform us of opportunities where space is available on their car(s), those travel opportunities will be posted here.

The actions of the members of AAPRCO, Inc. are those of independent contractors. AAPRCO, Inc. does not own nor operate cars and does not make any representation as to the services provided.


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This information was last updated on August 26, 2015
Travel Opportunities are listed in order of the date of departure.

JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2015

Private Car MOUNT VERNON
New York - Niagara Falls - New York
September 10 - 14, 2015

SOLD OUT WESTBOUND
SPACE AVAILABLE EASTBOUND ONLY

MOUNT VERNON is operating a trip from New York to Niagara Falls and return on behalf of a family group who are our friends. We have room for a small number of day riders for all/part of the journey northwest on Thursday September 10th and/or southeast on Monday September 14th. You can join us one way or roundtrip. This is your opportunity to visit the famous falls, or to continue your own personal journey north into Canada for a visit to nearby Toronto.

Day riders will have a seat in our lounge/dining area and will enjoy the same tasty food and drinks as those holding bedroom accomodations. Very reasonably priced! Please see our website for details and fares.

For answers to your questions and reservations, call Jack at 703-307-8960 or info@dominionrailvoyages.com
www.dominionrailvoyages.com

Private Car MOUNT VERNON
New York - Chicago - New York
September 16 - 22, 2015

MOUNT VERNON is operating a trip from New York to Chicago on The Cardinal, with 4 nights parked at Chicago, and returning from Chicago to New York on The Lake Shore Limited.

In order to offer lower dares, and to make some extra room on the car available during our long visit to Chicago, we are leaving our chef and car attendant at home, and our galley will be wide-open so that passengers may self-cater, or enjoy their meals in the Amtrak dining car. You can join us for the complete trip, or travel one way only. Please see our website for details and fares.

For answers to your questions and reservations, call Jack at 703-307-8960 or info@dominionrailvoyages.com
www.dominionrailvoyages.com

Private Car DEARING
AAPRCO Spirit of St Louis Special Train & 38th Annual Convention
Washington DC - Chicago - Cincinnati - Louisville - St Louis - Chicago - Washington DC
September 24 - October 7, 2015

THE ONLY SPACE AVAILABLE IS FOR 1 DAY RIDER
FROM CINCINNATI TO LOUISVILLE

Join us onboard DEARING, a 1925 open platform office car, for AAPRCO's 2015 convention. The route of the Spirit of St. Louis Special from Chicago to the convention and return includes rare mileage off the Amtrak national system and exciting excursions in Cincinnati, Louisville and St. Louis. There is an upper lower available as well as space for day riders. If there is sufficient interest, we can add another car. Please visit www.dearingrailroad.com for details and fares.

Call Borden Black at 706-323-3231 for more information or email dearingrr@aol.com

Private Car GREENWICH ESTATE
AAPRCO Spirit of St Louis Special Train & 38th Annual Convention
Chicago - Cincinnati - Louisville - St Louis - Chicago
September 27 and 29 and October 1 and 5, 2015

Enjoy the 2015 AAPRCO convention special train between Chicago and St Louis for day trip segments (only) in parlor car comfort aboard the spacious and luxurious GREENWICH ESTATE with large panoramic windows.  Full service includes breakfast and lunch.

Day parlor car service is being offered on the following trip segments:
September 27: Chicago, Il to Cincinnati. Mo.
September 29: Cincinnati Mo. to Louisville, Ky.
October 1: Louisville, Ky. To St.Louis, Mo.  
October 5: St. Louis, Mo. to Chicago, Il.

For information and reservations please contact Deborah Belliveau
bbelliveau1@cox.net or 860-666-1636.

SILVER RAPIDS
Los Angeles - Seattle - Los Angeles
September 29 - October 4, 2015

Join Private Car Service as we travel from Los Angeles by vintage railroad sleeping car for a trip to Seattle from September 29th through October 4th! Our railcar for this adventure is the SILVER RAPIDS, built by Budd in 1949 for the Pennsylvania Railroad to provide transcontinental service using the California Zephyr and the General. We will be traveling along the route of Amtrak's most popular train - the Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle and return.

Our trip will depart Los Angeles on the morning of September 29th and arrive into Seattle on the evening of September 30th. We will enjoy 2 days in Seattle. We will be using the railcar as our hotel space parked right downtown at the King Street Station. Plenty of great opportunities await for adventures in Seattle or nearby! Explore the city that hosted the 1962 World's Fair - complete with it's Alweg monorail system. Possible group activities include dinner at the Space Needle and a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics. But there are many great adventures to be had in Seattle beyond these! We will depart Seattle on Saturday, October 3rd and arrive into Los Angeles on Sunday, October 4th.

Prices - for a double bedroom - 5 available - (with an upper and lower berth) sleeping two with a private toilet annex - $2800 (for two people). For a roomette - 6 available - (a single bed with toilet in the room) - $1600. The car also has a shower and a small galley. A limited beverage service will be included during the trip. You are welcome to bring additional beverages to be enjoyed aboard the SILVER RAPIDS. Meals aboard the train are not included in the are, but will be available using the Amtrak dining car and lounge on the Coast Starlight. We will also have access to the Pacific Parlour car (if it is in the consist of our train).

For more information, call Roger Colton of Private Car Service at 925-321-0023 or email to rcolton@mac.com www.privatecarservice.net

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2015

American Rail Excursions presents
River Cities Fall Foliage Rail Tour
St. Louis - Kansas City Roundtrip
October 8-11, 2015

American Rail Excursions offers a budget priced fall tour to Kansas City, known as the barbeque capitol of the world. Our private cars will be parked at Kansas City Union Station. The station is next to main lines of both BNSF and UP so railfans can view and video near continuous action.

The station includes: Pier points Steak & fresh seafood (upscale), Harvey’s (takeoff on Fred Harvey), Parisi Coffee Shop – pastries, sandwiches and coffee, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Science City & Store, The Kansas City Store , Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre. The Crown Center and Hallmark Visitors Center is across street from station (via covered walkway) and has 60 restaurants and shops. Just over the pedestrian bridge at the Freight House you can enjoy Kansas City Barbeque at Fiorella’s Jack Stack Restaurant. If Italian is what you crave, Liaia’s KC Restaurant is also located in the freight house. Grunquer, a German restaurant is also there. A narrated trolley tour is included.

The fare for a double bedroom is only $999 per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy of a double bedroom is $1,899 per person.. Double occupancy of a suite is also $1,899 per person. Please contact Frank Corley at 313-300-8411 for more information or to order. Alternatively you can call Carole Sheeler at 417-818-5969.



American Rail Excursions presents
Fall Colors Rail Tour
Ohio River Valley, New River Gorge, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah Valley, New England, Vermont, Washington, DC, The Potomac River Valley & Allegheny Mountains
St. Louis - Chicago - New River Gorge - St. Albans
October 23/24 - November 1/2, 2015

Come ride with American Rail Excursions on an extended fall color tour. Our itinerary takes us all the way from St Louis/Chicago to St. Albans, VT, nearly into Canada. Our route includes the Ohio Valley/Ohio River, New River Gorge, Washington, DC, the Atlantic Coast States, New England/Vermont and historic Harpers Ferry/B&O Canal.
See French inspired architecture along the Ohio.

The New River Gorge, enjoyed year after year by passengers on excursion trains, is spectacular. While in Washington, DC a step on step off trolley ticket is provided. Traveling along the east coast you see cities and towns founded prior to Revolutionary War days.. While parked in St. Albans, you will enjoy a narrated motorized tour and the next day an escorted walking tour of St. Albans. Returning home, we’ll have another layover in Washington, DC. We will then depart Washington on the Capitol route where you can view historic Harper’s Ferry and the B&O Canal.

The fare for a double bedroom is $3,599 per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy of a roomette is $3,799 per person. Single occupancy of a double bedroom is $5,499 per person. Double occupancy of a suite is also $5,499 per person. St. Louis boarding is $100 additional. There is a discount of $100 per person with check payment. Please contact Frank Corley at 313-300-8411 for more information or to order. Alternatively you can call Carole Sheeler at 417-818-5969.



American Rail Excursions presents
New Orleans Sunshine Special
St. Louis - Chicago - New Orleans
November 10-15, 2015

We’ve had numerous requests for an inexpensive deadhead trip. All passengers may stay onboard days and evening until departing cars by 10:00AM, November 15. You depart earlier if you wish. Cars will be parked at New Orleans Union Station.

New Orleans has many of the greatest restaurants in the country. The New Orleans Loyola/UPT street car terminus is just out the front door of the station and can deliver you to Canal St., Bourbon St. or the French Quarter with connections to the Canal St. & Riverfront streetcar lines. Taxi cabs are also available to whisk you to that special destination in the Crescent City. New Orleans is known for jazz and it rivals Kansas City for barbeque.

The fare for a double bedroom is only $899 per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy of a double bedroom is $1,499 per person.. Double occupancy of a suite is also $1,499 per person. St. Louis boarding is $100 additional. Please contact Frank Corley at 313-300-8411 for more information or to order. Alternatively you can call Carole Sheeler at 417-818-5969.

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2016

Los Angeles - New Orleans - Los Angeles
February 12-19, 2016

THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT,
BUT WE CAN PLACE YOUR NAME ON OUR WAITING LIST IN CASE OF A CANCELLATION
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Join the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad on another fun and relaxing private car charter.  Journey with us to New Orleans to celebrate Valentine’s Day aboard a fleet of restored private railcars from the streamlined era of rail passenger travel.  Our four-car consist will include a dome-observation, lounge and two 10 & 6 sleeping cars. 

We begin our 1,995 mile trip on Friday February 12th by boarding at Los Angeles Union Station at approximately 9:30pm for a 10:00pm departure behind Amtrak’s Sunset Limited.  Enjoy a few cocktails and some conversation before retiring for the evening as we leave the L.A. metro area heading east.

Arriving in the "Big Easy" on Sunday Evening February 14th you can now enjoy the time we have in New Orleans!  Visit the French Quarter, Audubon Zoo, National WWII Museum, Aquarium of the Americas, The Superdome, Harrah’s Casino and Jackson Square or take a Swamp Tour!  Attractions and restaurants are easy access from the Amtrak Station with street car service close to the front door.

With a Wednesday February 17th 9:00am departure from New Orleans and we are now heading west back to Los Angeles with an arrival at 5:35am on Friday February 19th.

Private cars for this charter will be; Santa Fe Barbershop-Bar-Lounge ACOMA, Santa Fe 10-6 Sleeper PALM LEAF, Pennsylvania Railroad Budd built 10&6 Sleeper SILVER RAPIDS and CB&Q Vista-Dome/Sleeper/Lounge/Observation SILVER SOLARIUM.  An all stainless steel consist!

We have Roomettes (sleeps 1 person with private sink in room) at $2,640/person and Double Bedrooms (sleeps 2 people with private toilet & sink in room) at $2,675/person based on double occupancy still available in the PALM LEAF and SILVER RAPIDS. These two cars have a shower/changing room plus restrooms at the end of the car.  All the Double Bedrooms are configured in traditional Pullman style with an upper and lower berth. 

Fares include meals enroute plus water, soft drinks, juices, snacks, beers and wines.  Feel free to bring other libations that you desire.  Lunch and dinner will be on your own during the layover in New Orleans.  We will be parked at the Amtrak Station in New Orleans and are permitted to stay on the cars during our three nights there.  If you desire to stay in a hotel in New Orleans, that will be at your cost.

When making a reservation, a $250/person deposit will be required to secure your space.  You may contact us by telephone; 505-880-1311 or e-mail Tim Tennant at timtennant@cumbrestoltec.org  We have the above mentioned accommodations left so make your reservation today!     

APRIL, MAY, JUNE 2016

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JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2016

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OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2016

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AAPRCO's "Pine Tree Limited" special train eastbound on Norfolk Southern at Burns Harbor, Indiana on 9/17/2014. The train is enroute to AAPRCO's 37th annual convention, which was held "down east" at Portland, Maine.
Photo by Don Kalkman.

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