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Charter Guide

2018 was the last year that we printed paper copies of our annual private Car Charter Guide, as a special issue of our Private Varnish magazine.

The annual Private Car Charter Guide is now available online.  You may view cars available for charter on this web site.  This online guide provides the opportunity for prospective travelers to become acquainted with the wide selection of car types available for charter from various AAPRCO member owners and organizations throughout the country.

The online Private Car Charter Guide contains information and photos of individual cars, as well as providing definitions of the terms used in passenger railroading. You will find a wide range of features and functions. Cars can be chartered dating from the Gilded Age of the early 1900s to the Streamlined Era of the 1950s, allowing you to choose the perfect setting for any adventure.

If you are considering chartering a car for pleasure or business travel, or for use as a unique stationery hospitality “suite,” then the Private Car Charter Guide is a valuable resource.

The American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners Inc. (AAPRCO) is a non-profit organization whose members preserve this wonderful form of travel.