Travel Opportunities

Rail Travel Offered By AAPRCO Members

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Although our members often charter their cars to an individual or company, many offer travel opportunities to others. As individual car owners inform us of opportunities where space is available on their car(s), those travel opportunities will be posted here.

The actions of the members of AAPRCO, Inc. are those of independent contractors. AAPRCO, Inc. does not own nor operate cars and does not make any representation as to the services provided.

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This information was last updated on January 30, 2017

Travel Opportunities are listed in order of the date of departure.

Upcoming Events

Jan Feb Mar 2017

Spring Fling to Washington DC (March 29 – April 2)

Join us onboard BERLIN and DEARING for a Spring Fling to the Nation’s Capitol March 29 – April 2, 2017  to view the stars of springtime…the cherry blossoms. The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington DC. Today’s National Cherry Blossom Festival has grown …

“City of Chicago” (March 29 – April 1)

American Rail Excursions, Inc. Presents The “City of Chicago” – 2017 A fun-filled New Orleans to Chicago Rail Adventure Featuring Two nights in New Orleans, LA and overnight enroute to Chicago, IL March 29-31 & April 1, 2017 Tour Highlights: You can enjoy two days of touring New Orleans before we depart New Orleans March 31. No hotel needed. Evenings, …

DEARING: Huntington WV to Washington DC (March 29)

Here is your opportunity to ride a deadhead/positioning move on the scenic route of The Cardinal. The fare is $500/person, and meals are included. Space is limited.  Contact us at or call 706-326-0014.


Apr May June 2017

Fernandina Beach FL Shrimp Festival (May 3 – May 10)

DEARING Washington DC – Jacksonville FL – Washington DC May 3 – May 8, 2017 (Note: trip details revised/updated March 23rd) All aboard for a trip to the 54th annual Shrimp Festival at Fernandina Beach, Florida! Our adventure begins in Washington DC on Wednesday, May 3. We depart Union Station at 7:25 PM and can pick up passengers all along …

“Cherry Blossom Special” (April 4 – April 9/10)

American Rail Excursions, Inc. Presents The “Cherry Blossom Special” – 2017 Chicago – Cincinnati – Washington DC – Pittsburgh – Chicago – St. Louis April 4 – 9(10), 2017 Tour Highlights: • Attentive first-class service provided by our professional experienced on-board staff. • Our trip begins from Chicago, IL and returns to Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. • Ride …

“The River Cities Rail Tour” (May 25/26 – May 29/30)

American Rail Excursions, Inc. Presents “The River Cities Rail Tour” St. Louis – Chicago – Kansas City – St. Louis – Chicago From St. Louis, Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Monday, May 29, 2017; 5 Days, 4 nights From Chicago, Friday May 26, 2017 – Tuesday, May 30, 2017; 5 Days, 4 nights Tour Highlights: • Convenient boarding locations in …

“Twin Cities Zephyr Rail Tour” (June 21/22 – June 25/26)

American Rail Excursions, Inc. Presents The “Twin Cities Zephyr Rail Tour” St. Louis, MO – Chicago, IL – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Chicago, IL – St. Louis, MO From St. Louis, Wednesday, June 21 – Monday June 26, 2017; 6 days, 5 nights From Chicago, Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday June 25, 2017; 4 day Tour Highlights Welcome aboard our extended …

GREENWICH ESTATE Western Adventure May 30, 31 & June 4, 7 and 8

Traveling by train can be a fun, exciting way to see this beautiful country. But traveling cross-country on a private rail car is an incredible one-of-a-kind event. The height of luxury awaits you aboard the GREENWICH ESTATE. Relax aboard this completely refurbished, former Pennsylvania Railroad parlor car while your personal chef prepares your meals. Enjoy yourself with up to ten …

July Aug Sep 2017

Green Mountain Flyer (2017 Convention Special Train)

AAPRCO 2017 (40th Annual) Convention Burlington VT September 19 – 21, 2017 Green Mountain Flyer Special Train Albany-Rensselaer NY – Utica NY – Saratoga Springs NY – Bluff Point (Plattsburgh) NY – Whitehall NY – Rutland VT – Burlington VT – Hoosick Junction NY – Albany-Rennselaer NY September 14 – 22, 2017 The Green Mountain Flyer will be a special …

“The Montana & Glacier National Park Special” (July 8/9 – July 15/16)

American Rail Excursions, Inc. Presents “The Montana & Glacier National Park Special” A Fun Filled Private Car trip Up to 9 days and 8 nights all inclusive tour based on your itinerary Departing from either St. Louis or Chicago July (8)9 – July 15(16), 2017 Come and experience Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over …


Join the Cincinnati Railway Company onboard the Moonlight Dome and the Birch Grove on the 2017 AAPRCO Convention Special Train to Burlington, Vermont Chicago – Albany – Burlington, VT – Albany – Chicago September 11 – September 24, 2017 This is a special you won’t want to miss since it will travel over some rare off-Amtrak mileage. Since this is …

Oct Nov Dec 2017

The New River Train Excursions (October 21, 22, 28 and 29)

The Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society is proud to present the world-renowned New River Train excursions through the beautiful New River Gorge in southern West Virginia. As one of the newest national parklands, the “Grand Canyon of the East” along the New River is majestic and breathtaking in fall colors in mid to late October. It is during this …