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We are a professional trade association of private railroad car owners, founded in 1977, as a not for profit corporation.

Our mission is to promote the ownership, safe operation and enjoyment of the private passenger railcar.

We support the continued operation of a national network of corridor and long distance passenger trains that provide access for private railroad cars.

We have always seemed to have a love affair with trains. Not only did the railroads build America, they took travelers through their country rather than above it.

The railroad passenger car represents a more relaxed and civilized time and the private car is the epitome of the elegance and grace of a bygone era.

Those days can be recreated through travel on a PV (Private Varnish.) Men and women across the country have salvaged these magnificent pieces of history from the scrap yards and brought them back to life.