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Charter Guide

Although we will not be publishing a 2019 edition, the 2018 Private Car Charter Guide is still available.

In addition to viewing cars available for charter on this web site, you may also purchase a printed copy of our annual Private Car Charter Guide. The Private Car Charter Guide is published annually as part of the AAPRCO Private Varnish magazine. The current edition of our Private Car Charter Guide, as well as back issues, are available though our Private Varnish online store, which accepts PayPal, credit cards and check or money order for payment.

We also accept orders by mail. Customers in the USA should send a check or money order for $12.50 (cover price of $10.00 plus $2.50 shipping) payable to AAPRCO/Private Varnish to Andover Junction Publications, PO Box 500, Mendota, IL 61342-0500. For mailing to customers in Canada or Mexico, the price is $15.50 (cover price of $10.00 plus $5.50 shipping); for mailing to customers in all other countries, the price is $17.50 ($10.00 cover price plus $7.50 shipping).

Our annual Private Car Charter Guide provides the opportunity for readers to become acquainted with the wide selection of car types available for charter from various AAPRCO member owners and organizations throughout the country.

The 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.