Travel Opportunities
Rail Travel Offered by AAPRCO Members

Updated August 19, 2014  

Although our members often charter their cars to an individual or company, many offer travel opportunities to others. As we learn of opportunities where space is available, they 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 19, 2014
Travel Opportunities are listed in order of the date of departure.

JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2014

AAPRCO "Pine Tree Limited" Special Train
Chicago IL - Cleveland OH - Binghamton NY - East Deerfield MA - Portland ME
September 18 - 21, 2014
(Eastern Section) Portland ME to Boston MA
September 25, 2014
(Western Section) Portland ME to Chicago IL
September 25-26, 2014

This special train, operated in support of our 37th annual convention, which will be held at Portland ME from Sunday evening September 21 through Thursday morning September 25, will offer travel over a substantial amount of mileage that is not accessible by regularly scheduled Amtrak trains.

Our current plan has the special train departing Chicago on Thursday morning September 18 and heading east on Norfolk Southern (former Nickle Plate Road) to a location at Cleveland, where the train would park overnight. On Friday morning September 19, we will continue east on the former Nickle Plate Road for the run to the Buffalo NY area. From there, we will travel southeast on Norfolk Southern's southern tier route (former Erie Railroad) to Binghamton NY, where the train will park overnight. On Saturday September 20, we will head north on the New York, Susquehanna and Western to Syracuse NY, then head east on CSX (former NYC Water Level Route) to the vicinity of Rotterdam NY, where we interchange to Pan Am Railways (former Boston & Maine), traveling through the Hoosac Tunnel and parking overnight at East Deerfield MA. On Sunday September 21, the final segment is on Pan Am Railways to Portland.

After the conclusion of our convention activities at Portland, on Thursday morning September 25, The Pine Tree Limited will head west on Pan Am Railways and MBTA's Grand Junction Line to Beacon Park Yard in Boston. From Beacon Park Yard, eastern cars will move the short distance to Boston South Station, where the eastern section of the special train will terminate. From Beacon Park Yard, western cars will continue west as a special train on the route of the Lake Shore Limited, arriving and terminating at Chicago on Friday morning, September 26.

A number of participating cars are offering space. Please see below for their trip listings.

Since this is an AAPRCO sponsored special train, all passengers riding the special train must be members of AAPRCO or the guest of an AAPRCO member.

You do not have to register to attend the AAPRCO convention at Portland ME to ride this train. In selling space onboard their car(s), individual car owners will probably give priority to those passengers who wish to attend the convention. However, if you want to stay onboard a car while it is parked at Portland ME from Sunday night through Thursday morning, then you must be registered to attend the convention.

Private Car SILVER STAR
AAPRCO Convention and "PINE TREE LIMITED" Special Train
Tucson - Los Angeles - Chicago - Portland -
Springfield - Chicago - New Orleans - Tucson
September 11 - October 2, 2014

Join us for the inaugural AAPRCO convention trip of the SILVER STAR, The 21st Century Dream Machine.

Offering the trip of a lifetime: 20 states and 7700 miles, in one of the newest private railcars, traveling from Tucson AZ to the AAPRCO convention at Portland ME and return, with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, Binghamton, East Deerfield, Portland, and New Orleans. A major portion of this trip will be a special train traveling over hundreds of miles of freight-only trackage -- "rare mileage". Consideration will be given to those who wish to ride portions of the trip.

Visit www.silver-star.us or email silverstarpv@gmail.com

Cruising by Rail: Private Car VISTA CANYON
AAPRCO Convention and "PINE TREE LIMITED" Special Train
Tucson - Los Angeles - Chicago - Portland -
Springfield - Chicago - New Orleans - Tucson
September 11 - October 2, 2014

Join us for our trip from Arizona to Maine for AAPRCO's 37th annual convention. Our itinerary also provides opportunities to explore Los Angeles, Chicago, Springfield and New Orleans on our way to/from Portland.

Please see this document for details, visit our website or email bart@cruisingbyrail.com

LA Rail
Private Cars PACIFIC SANDS, SALISBURY BEACH, and TIOGA PASS
AAPRCO Convention and "PINE TREE LIMITED" Special Train
Los Angeles - Emeryville - Chicago - Portland -
Springfield - Chicago - Albuquerque - Los Angeles
September 13 - October 2, 2014

Join us on our historic three car addition to AAPRCO’s 37th annual convention special train.  Our cars include the popular ex. UP sleeper "Pacific Sands", ex. B & M sleeper "Salisbury Beach" (returning to home rails), and the newly refurbished ex. CN business car "Tioga Pass". This trip is going to be noteworthy for considerable rare mileage.

Call 949-633-5105 for reservations and segment pricing,
or send an e-mail to tomcpearson@juno.com

Visit our website at www.larail.com

Join the Cincinnati Railway Company onboard
the BIRCH GROVE and the OBSERVATORY
on the 2014 AAPRCO Special Train "The PINE TREE LIMITED" to Portland, Maine
Cincinnati - Chicago - Cleveland - Binghamton - Syracuse - Portland -
Springfield - Chicago - Cincinnati
September 14 - September 28, 2014

This is a special train you won't want to miss since it will travel over some rare off-Amtrak mileage on the former Nickel Plate RR, former Erie RR, former Lackawanna RR, and former Boston & Maine RR, as well as the former New York Central's Boston & Albany route.
The special train will cover about 1500 miles; most of which is considered "rare" mileage.
Since this is an AAPRCO sponsored special train, all passengers must be members of AAPRCO or the guest of a member. Passengers may board in Cincinnati or Chicago.

Call us to make your reservation at 513-791-7245 or email Vicky at vicky@cincinnatirailway.com.

www.cincinnatirailway.com

Dominion Rail Voyages: Private Car MOUNT VERNON
AAPRCO Convention and "PINE TREE LIMITED" Special Train
New York - Chicago - Cleveland - Binghamton - East Deerfield - Portland -
Boston - Washington - New York
September 15 - September 27, 2014


Dominion Rail Voyages will operate a trip from New York to the AAPRCO convention at Portland ME. We will travel out to Chicago to join the Pine Tree Limited special train from Chicago to Portland. After the convention activities conclude at Portland, the Pine Tree Limited will take us to Boston MA. We will make our way from there to Washington DC, and then back up to New York.

The Pine Tree Limited special train will travel hundreds of miles off the Amtrak national system, over routes in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine that may be considered "rare" mileage. This includes lines of the former Nickle Plate Road, Erie, Delaware Lackawanna & Western, and Boston & Maine.

Since the Pine Tree Limited is an AAPRCO sponsored special train, all passengers must be members of AAPRCO or the guest of a member.

However, if you are not interested in attending the AAPRCO convention, you can still ride with us on this trip, so we have established fares for those two options, as well as various one way trip segments.

Please see Dominion Rail Voyages' planned trips web page for details.

Private Car DEARING
AAPRCO Convention and "PINE TREE LIMITED" Special Train
Washington - Chicago - Portland - Boston - Washington
September 15 - September 26, 2014


Dearing Railroad will operate a trip from Washington DC to the AAPRCO convention at Portland ME, traveling out to Chicago on Amtrak to participate in the Pine Tree Limited special train from Chicago to Portland. After the convention concludes, the Pine Tree Limited will take us from Portland to Boston, and then we will make our way back to Washington on Amtrak.

We have a limited number of spaces for individual day trip segments from Chicago to Portland. These day segments are Chicago to Cleveland (September 18), Cleveland to Binghamton (September 19), Binghamton to East Deerfield (September 20), and East Deerfield to Portland (September 21).

The Pine Tree Limited special train will travel lots of "rare mileage" off the Amtrak national system, over routes in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. This includes lines of the former Nickle Plate Road, Erie, Delaware Lackawanna & Western, New York Central, Delaware & Hudson, and Boston & Maine. We will travel through the Hoosac Tunnel.

Since this is an AAPRCO sponsored special train, all passengers must be members of AAPRCO or the guest of a member.

Please see the Dearing Railroad website for details.

NEW YORK CENTRAL 3 / PORTLAND
AAPRCO Convention and "PINE TREE LIMITED" Special Train
New York - Chicago - Portland - Boston - New York
September 15 - September 27, 2014


We had such a great time in Napa that we’ve decided to take NYC 3/Portland to Maine. It's only fitting that a car named after Portland, Oregon should make it to its East Coast namesake! We will travel from New York out to Chicago on The Cardinal to join the Pine Tree Limited special train from Chicago to Portland. After the convention activities conclude at Portland, the Pine Tree Limited will take us to Boston MA. From there, we will make our way back to New York on whatever train/trains that Amtrak designates.

Since this is an AAPRCO sponsored special train, all passengers must be members of AAPRCO or the guest of a member.

Please see this document and/or our website www.nyc-3.com for details.

NORTHERN DREAMS + NORTHERN SKY
AAPRCO Convention and "PINE TREE LIMITED" Special Train
Chicago - Portland - Chicago
September 18 - September 27, 2014

We have 4 rooms available on the NORTHERN DREAMS for this year's convention trip. We depart Chicago on September 18 and return to Chicago on September 27. The cost for this fabulous trip is $9750.00 per bedroom, single or double occupancy. For details please call David Kugler at 414-517-6702 or 870-670-5951.

AAPRCO "Pine Tree Limited" Private Special Train
Chicago IL - Cleveland OH - Binghamton NY - East Deerfield MA - Portland ME
September 18 - 21, 2014
AAPRCO Convention Portland ME
September 22 - 24, 2014
Portland ME - Boston MA - Washington DC - Chicago IL - Spokane WA
September 25 - October 5, 2014

CITY OF SPOKANE currently has one bedroom available for the entire trip. We also have one bedroom available from Portland to Chicago and on to Spokane, if desired. Please see this document for additional details. Call for pricing and reservations at 509-838-9186 or email llmilsow@cet.com

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2014

NO TRIPS ARE LISTED AT THIS TIME. CHECK BACK AT A LATER DATE.

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