Cars Available for Charter

An Introduction To Cars Available For Charter

Many AAPRCO members make their cars available for charter so that you may share in the enjoyment of their use. You can view the listings of these cars that are sorted by car type, state, and name. See below our list of available cars.

To contact the owner/operator of a specific car, please use the phone numbers or e-mail address shown for each car.

If you prefer a printed guide, click here for information on our Private Car Charter Guide.

Cars vary in style from the classic art deco of the 1940’s, to the luxurious business cars originally built for the use of railroad officials, to more modern interpretations of classic railcar styles. There are a wide variety of equipment types available to match your needs. Cars with sleeping accommodations, dining areas, lounges and other types (including combinations of these features) can be found here.

Private car travel is ideal for family adventures, wedding trips, celebrations, conventions, and special travel needs (handicapped, accompanying pets, or serious need for privacy). Certainly it is a form of business entertainment that will never be forgotten. In fact, there does not need to be an occasion – the experience itself is the occasion.

Take a few moments also to enjoy the Private Rail Car Experience and Chartering A Car – some things you should know.

Find available private rail cars for charter below.

Cars are listed by car type. Many fall into multiple categories such as cars with domes and observation cars.

Car details such as location, features, history and contact information as well as links to their own individual web sites that provide a wealth of additional information concerning their car and its history.

Business Cars

Washington DC

Cannon Ball (800049)

Day 16, Night 8 | Features: One master bedroom, one double bedroom, two open sections, crew’s quarters, ... Read More »

Wisconsin

Caritas (800045)

Day 16, Night 8 | Features: One of the most widely traveled privately-owned cars, it was recently ... Read More »

Ohio

Chapel Hill (800043)

Day 8, Night 8 | Features: Travel in unparalleled opulence and arrive splendidly refreshed in the atmosphere ... Read More »

West Virginia

Dearing (800029)

Day 13, Night 6 | Features: Your experience on the Dearing comes complete with exceptional service, gourmet ... Read More »

Arizona

Federal (800713)

Day 14, Night 8 | Enjoy a meal in the formal dining room which includes the original ... Read More »

Pennsylvania

Francis L. Suter (800383)

Day 15, Night 6 | Features: This refurbished and Amtrak certified 1914 Pullman heavyweight business class railroad ... Read More »

Florida

Georgia 300 (800111)

Day 8, Night 6 | Features: One master bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 2 showers, section area off dining ... Read More »

Arizona

Jane Marie (800451)

Day 14, Night 4 | Features: The open feeling afforded by the oversized lounge and large windows ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Kansas (800165)

Day 12, Night 6 | Features: Two master bedrooms and one smaller bedroom, three bathrooms, observation room, ... Read More »

California

Montana (800197)

Day 23, Night 8 | Features: Unique Milwaukee Road style and comfort. Rich woodwork and trademark lighting ... Read More »

Connecticut

New York Central 3 (800384)

Day 20, Night 8-12 | Features: Ride NYC 3, the pride of the Vanderbilts. Largest capacity high ... Read More »

Chicago, IL

Sierra Hotel (800275)

Day 12-16, Night 6-8 | Features: Room to roam and a Vista Dome! Certified to 110 mph ... Read More »

Arizona

Silver Star (800744)

Day 16, Night 10 | This just-restored car has an expansive enclosed rear solarium, four double bedrooms, ... Read More »

California

Tioga Pass (800693)

Day: 15, Night 7 | Features One of the most modern business cars available, Tioga Pass features ... Read More »

Oakland, CA

Virginia City (800313)

Day 12, Night 6 | Features: Enjoy spectacular scenery complete with exquisite dining, served in an elegant ... Read More »

California

Yerba Buena (800344)

Day 16, Night 8 | Features: Large 10-seat observation lounge accommodates your entire party with ease. Two ... Read More »

Coaches

Minnesota

Arizona (800861)

Day 76 | Features Newly upholstered and carpeted interior has individual fold-down tray tables at ... Read More »

Maryland

Franklin Inn (800957)

Day: 76 | High-capacity day-excursion coach complete with upholstered cushioned rotating seats. Tinted windows, overhead ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Pacific Trail (800359)

Day 40 | Features: Car is convertible to open space with removal of bench seats. ... Read More »

California

Silver Lariat (800190)

Day 60, Night 42 | Silver Lariat has a high guest capacity combined with a full commercial ... Read More »

Minnesota

Super Dome (800862)

Day 64 | Features: The only privately owned full dome available for charter service. With ... Read More »

Dome Cars

Michigan

Algonquin Park

Day: 29, Night: 9 | Dome Sleeper-Lounge Observation Available only for operations off the Amtrak system. Features ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

California (800078)

Day 24, Night 16 | Features: This is a dome-sleeper combination, with eight double bedrooms, each with ... Read More »

Illinois

Moonlight Dome (800203)

Day 32, Night 8 | Dome Sleeper/Lounge Features Moonlight Dome’s most unique feature are its staterooms. Three ... Read More »

Chicago, IL

Northern Sky (800588)

Dome Sleeper-Lounge Features “The Best of the Best.” One master bedroom, three ... Read More »

Illinois

Puget Sound (800732)

Day 16, Night 8-10 | Dome Sleeper/Diner-Lounge Features The car has two large drawing rooms, each with ... Read More »

Northwest

Scenic View (800124)

Day 88 | Lounge-Full Dome Features: A full-length ex-Santa Fe “Big Dome” lounge car augmented ... Read More »

Chicago, IL

Sierra Hotel (800275)

Day 12-16, Night 6-8 | Features: Room to roam and a Vista Dome! Certified to 110 mph ... Read More »

California

Silver Lariat (800190)

Day 60, Night 42 | Silver Lariat has a high guest capacity combined with a full commercial ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Silver Solarium (800333)

Day 24, Night 9 | Features Conceived as the “last word” in travel on the California Zephyr, ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Silver Splendor (800604)

Day 54 | Features: Part of the LARail collection of vintage railcars, the Silver Splendor ... Read More »

Illinois

Stampede Pass (800290)

Day 40, Night 6 | Dome Sleeper-Lounge Features Stampede Pass features a dome area seating 24 passengers ... Read More »

Minnesota

Super Dome (800862)

Day 64 | Features: The only privately owned full dome available for charter service. With ... Read More »

Pennsylvania

The Glass Slipper (800737)

Day 50, Night 4 | Dome-Lounge-Diner Available only for operations off the Amtrak system. Features: Ideal choice ... Read More »

Texas

Warren R. Henry (800344)

Day 30 | Dome – lounge – observation platform Features: The ideal touring car with ... Read More »

Lounges/Cafe/Diners

Los Angeles, CA

Acoma (800720)

Day 26, Night 4 | Features: Relax in style as you ride the rails. Comfortably seat 26 ... Read More »

West Virginia

Braddock Inn (800854)

Day 42 | Features: This is a parlor/lounge car with daytime seating for 42 people. ... Read More »

Minnesota

Cedar Rapids (800040)

Day 36, Night 2 | Parlor-Skytop observation Features: “The finishing touch to a perfect train” is how ... Read More »

West Virginia

New York Central 38 (800655)

Day 48 | Features: An open, roomy, and comfortable lounge on rails that includes some ... Read More »

New Jersey

New York Central 43 (800411)

Day 47 | Tavern-Lounge Features: A recently restored, spacious, high-capacity tavern-lounge car that is well ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Overland Trail (800633)

Day 39, Night 3 | Features: Remarkable car exuding a style and grace from a gentler, more ... Read More »

Northwest

Scenic View (800124)

Day 88 | Lounge-Full Dome Features: A full-length ex-Santa Fe “Big Dome” lounge car augmented ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Silver Splendor (800604)

Day 54 | Features: Part of the LARail collection of vintage railcars, the Silver Splendor ... Read More »

Pennsylvania

The Glass Slipper (800737)

Day 50, Night 4 | Dome-Lounge-Diner Available only for operations off the Amtrak system. Features: Ideal choice ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Utah (800318)

Day 40 | Features: Lounge with dining area for six at one end and marble ... Read More »

Texas

Warren R. Henry (800344)

Day 30 | Dome – lounge – observation platform Features: The ideal touring car with ... Read More »

Minnesota

Wisconsin Valley (800787)

Day 46 | Cafe-Diner-Lounge Features: This open, airy cafe-diner-lounge is equipped with a full kitchen, ... Read More »

Observation Cars

Michigan

Algonquin Park

Day: 29, Night: 9 | Dome Sleeper-Lounge Observation Available only for operations off the Amtrak system. Features ... Read More »

New York

Babbling Brook (800007)

Day 20, Night 8 | Sleeper/Lounge/Observation Features Relax in the observation lounge with spacious groupings of comfortable ... Read More »

Washington DC

Cannon Ball (800049)

Day 16, Night 8 | Features: One master bedroom, one double bedroom, two open sections, crew’s quarters, ... Read More »

Wisconsin

Caritas (800045)

Day 16, Night 8 | Features: One of the most widely traveled privately-owned cars, it was recently ... Read More »

Minnesota

Cedar Rapids (800040)

Day 36, Night 2 | Parlor-Skytop observation Features: “The finishing touch to a perfect train” is how ... Read More »

Ohio

Chapel Hill (800043)

Day 8, Night 8 | Features: Travel in unparalleled opulence and arrive splendidly refreshed in the atmosphere ... Read More »

West Virginia

Dearing (800029)

Day 13, Night 6 | Features: Your experience on the Dearing comes complete with exceptional service, gourmet ... Read More »

Arizona

Federal (800713)

Day 14, Night 8 | Enjoy a meal in the formal dining room which includes the original ... Read More »

Pennsylvania

Francis L. Suter (800383)

Day 15, Night 6 | Features: This refurbished and Amtrak certified 1914 Pullman heavyweight business class railroad ... Read More »

Florida

Georgia 300 (800111)

Day 8, Night 6 | Features: One master bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 2 showers, section area off dining ... Read More »

New Jersey

Hickory Creek (800733)

Day 24, Night 8 | Observation Sleeper/Lounge Features Raised lookout lounge with seating for 14; cocktail lounge ... Read More »

Illinois

Hollywood Beach (800129)

Day 25, Night 8-10 | Features Five double bedrooms, shower, buffet kitchen for beverage and full meal ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Kansas (800165)

Day 12, Night 6 | Features: Two master bedrooms and one smaller bedroom, three bathrooms, observation room, ... Read More »

California

Montana (800197)

Day 23, Night 8 | Features: Unique Milwaukee Road style and comfort. Rich woodwork and trademark lighting ... Read More »

Connecticut

New York Central 3 (800384)

Day 20, Night 8-12 | Features: Ride NYC 3, the pride of the Vanderbilts. Largest capacity high ... Read More »

Chicago, IL

Northern Dreams (800710)

Day 16, Night 10 | Features For a beautiful private rail car experience, this observation car has ... Read More »

Chicago, IL

Northern Sky (800588)

Dome Sleeper-Lounge Features “The Best of the Best.” One master bedroom, three ... Read More »

Chicago, IL

Pontchartrain Club (800174)

Day 18, Night 6 | Sleeper-Lounge-Observation Features Perhaps the finest riding private car, it features a full ... Read More »

Chicago, IL

Sierra Hotel (800275)

Day 12-16, Night 6-8 | Features: Room to roam and a Vista Dome! Certified to 110 mph ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Silver Solarium (800333)

Day 24, Night 9 | Features Conceived as the “last word” in travel on the California Zephyr, ... Read More »

Sleepers

Pennsylvania

Berlin (800255)

Day 30, Night 12 | Features: “A first class sleeping car like none other!” Daytime capacity of ... Read More »

Illinois

Birch Grove (800736)

Day 22, Night 22 | Features: Six double bedrooms and 10 roomettes. One shower. Serves as a ... Read More »

Wisconsin

Colorado Pine (800563)

Day 24, Night 24 | Features Four double bedrooms, 6 roomettes and 6 open sections that double ... Read More »

Texas

Evelyn A. Henry (800149)

Day 10, Night 10 | Features: Five deluxe double bedrooms with shower located between each pair of ... Read More »

Minnesota

Minnesota River (800195)

Day 21, Night 21 | Features: This classic Pullman with 5 roomettes, 4 double bedrooms, 8 duplex ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Pacific Sands (800355)

Day 22, Night 22 | Features: Travel and sleep in traditional Pullman comfort aboard a 10&6 sleeper. ... Read More »

California

Silver Rapids (800481)

Day 22, Night 20 | Features Good beds and a smooth, quiet ride combine to provide the ... Read More »

Sleeper/Lounges

Michigan

Algonquin Park

Day: 29, Night: 9 | Dome Sleeper-Lounge Observation Available only for operations off the Amtrak system. Features ... Read More »

New York

Babbling Brook (800007)

Day 20, Night 8 | Sleeper/Lounge/Observation Features Relax in the observation lounge with spacious groupings of comfortable ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

California (800078)

Day 24, Night 16 | Features: This is a dome-sleeper combination, with eight double bedrooms, each with ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Colonial Crafts (800061)

Day 33, Night 9 | Features Travel in traditional railway ambiance in a historic sleeper/lounge. Overnight travel ... Read More »

Maryland

Dover Harbor (800073)

Day 24, Night 10 | Sleeper-Lounge-Buffet Features “From white linen table cloths and fresh flowers to marvelous ... Read More »

New Jersey

Hickory Creek (800733)

Day 24, Night 8 | Observation Sleeper/Lounge Features Raised lookout lounge with seating for 14; cocktail lounge ... Read More »

Illinois

Hollywood Beach (800129)

Day 25, Night 8-10 | Features Five double bedrooms, shower, buffet kitchen for beverage and full meal ... Read More »

West Virginia

J. Pinckney Henderson (800046)

Day 22-30, Night 6-10 | Features “Travel on the most comfortable ride on the rails!” We offer ... Read More »

Arizona

Jane Marie (800451)

Day 14, Night 4 | Features: The open feeling afforded by the oversized lounge and large windows ... Read More »

Illinois

Moonlight Dome (800203)

Day 32, Night 8 | Dome Sleeper/Lounge Features Moonlight Dome’s most unique feature are its staterooms. Three ... Read More »

New Jersey

Mount Vernon (800708)

Day 23, Night 12 | Sleeper-Lounge Features Relax and enjoy the scenery while you experience attentive service ... Read More »

Chicago, IL

Northern Dreams (800710)

Day 16, Night 10 | Features For a beautiful private rail car experience, this observation car has ... Read More »

Chicago, IL

Northern Sky (800588)

Dome Sleeper-Lounge Features “The Best of the Best.” One master bedroom, three ... Read More »

Ohio

Oliver Hazard Perry (800482)

Day 18, Night 8 | Features One master bedroom, 2 bedrooms with Captain’s bed, 2 showers, kitchen, ... Read More »

Chicago, IL

Pontchartrain Club (800174)

Day 18, Night 6 | Sleeper-Lounge-Observation Features Perhaps the finest riding private car, it features a full ... Read More »

Illinois

Puget Sound (800732)

Day 16, Night 8-10 | Dome Sleeper/Diner-Lounge Features The car has two large drawing rooms, each with ... Read More »

Texas

Silver Iris (800285)

Day 10, Night 10 | Features Nostalgic 1950s Pullman car restored to its original splendor. Four double ... Read More »

Los Angeles, CA

Silver Solarium (800333)

Day 24, Night 9 | Features Conceived as the “last word” in travel on the California Zephyr, ... Read More »

Illinois

Stampede Pass (800290)

Day 40, Night 6 | Dome Sleeper-Lounge Features Stampede Pass features a dome area seating 24 passengers ... Read More »

Arizona

Vista Canyon (800504)

Day 8, Night 8 | Features: The Vista Canyon sleeps 8 in large, spacious drawing rooms. Private ... Read More »