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LA Rail: Roots on the Rails

Aug 16

Roots on the Rails
October 7-17, 2018

With the future of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief in great peril, and restrictions on private car operations, this may be one of your last opportunities to ride this set of five private cars over two of Amtrak’s legendary routes. Three sleepers (Palm Leaf, Cimarron River, and Pacific Sands), dome/diner Silver Splendor, and club lounge/concert car Overland Trail will make up our consist as we travel the route of the Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle with stops in Fort Worth and Chicago, then on to the Southwest Chief with stops in Kansas City and an overnight side trip to Santa Fe, before returning to Los Angeles.  Travel with us LA to Chicago, Chicago to LA, or join us for the full circle trip.

Roots on the Rails, who have been chartering from us for years, are making this special offer for us to extend to our friends and patrons, and only a handful of spots remain. This trip has the added bonus of a full program of live music on board as we travel along! The Overland Trail is converted into a full concert car with theater seating and a full sound system with performances all day and evening from some of the best folk, blues, and roots musicians on the scene today. Enjoy freshly-prepared meals on board, complimentary beer and wine, daily presentations from our onboard Naturalist, comfortable viewing spots from up in the dome (we pipe the music up there, so you can multi-task!), comfortable sleeper accommodations, and all of the legendary camaraderie and fun of a private rail car adventure!

Your special pricing when you mention the “LA Rail Discount”:

FULL CIRCLE (Los Angeles start 10/6/18, Los Angeles end 10/17/18): $7978 per person.
– Includes hotel accommodations in Los Angeles on 10/6, Chicago on 10/11.
– For solo travelers desiring “Roomette” accommodations there is $600 add-on.

EASTBOUND SEGMENT ONLY (Los Angeles start 10/6/18, Chicago end 10/12/18): $4089 per person.
– Includes hotel accommodations in Los Angeles on 10/6, and Chicago on 10/11.
– For solo traveler desiring “Roomette accommodations there is a $300 add-on.

WESTBOUND SEGMENT ONLY (Chicago start 10/12/18, Los Angeles end 10/17/18): $ 4089 per person.
– Does not include Chicago hotel on 10/11, but hotel rooms can be purchased at our group rate
– Does not include Los Angeles hotel on 10/17, but rooms can be purchased at our group rate
– For solo travelers desiring “Roomette” accommodations there is a $300 add-on

If you’re located in either the Los Angeles or Chicago areas and have no need for hotel rooms where they are provided, we can easily back those costs out of your reservation.

The full details of the trip can be found here: http://www.rootsontherails.com/upcoming-trips-dave-alvins-west-of-the-west-2018.  Sarah from Roots on the Rails will be happy to answer any questions or take your reservation. Just mention the “LA Rail Discount” when you speak with her, and she will apply it to your trip. Roots on the Rails can also spread your trip costs over a few months of interest-free payments, so make sure to ask about setting up a payment plan if that helps make the trip possible for you. Trains@sover.net or 866-484-3669 (toll-free US/Canada) or 802-258-1397.