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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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Travel Opportunities are listed in the order received by the Webmaster, sorted by calendar quarter.

This information was last updated on August 17, 2019.

Upcoming Events

Jul Aug Sep 2019

AAPRCO 2019 Convention (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

AAPRCO’s 42nd annual convention is scheduled for September 16-17-18-19, 2019 at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Amtrak is unwilling to operate a special train for our convention, so participating cars will travel to/from the convention site via the Southwest Chief.  Since a Chicago – Kansas City short haul coach operates as the last car of the train, we have requested Amtrak to …


MOONLIGHT DOME and BIRCH GROVE Chicago – Seattle – Los Angeles – Albuquerque – Chicago September 8 – 21, 2019 August 15th update: We have only one roomette left! Join the Cincinnati Railway group as we travel to Albuquerque, NM to attend AAPRCO’s 42nd annual convention. Pricing begins at $5100.00 per single occupancy. 50% deposit at time of booking. Your …


Join your fellow AAPRCO members and their guests attending the 2019 convention in Albuquerque, NM, aboard “Hollywood Beach” this September. This car has been lavishly restored to grandeur it has never seen before and offers limited accommodations with amenities and service few other private cars hold.  It actually provides the passenger with the largest solarium observation today with its large …

Pacific Surfliner (Los Angeles – San Diego)

San Diego Doubles! Enjoy a trip back in time to the golden age of rail passenger travel.  On Saturday August 24, we’re taking our 1956 Pullman sleeping car NATIONAL FORUM from Los Angeles to San Diego and back!  Our early morning departure from Los Angeles guarantees you can spend 9 hours in San Diego doing whatever suits your fancy.  Or, …


Updated 7/14/2019:  We have 2 bedrooms left on the NORTHERN DREAMS for our AAPRCO convention trip.  Travel on NORTHERN DREAMS includes access to dome lounge NORTHERN SKY.  This week long excursion departs Chicago on Sunday September 15 arriving Albuquerque the next day on Monday. The actual convention is Tuesday , Wednesday, and Thursday. You can attend the meetings or be …


The SIERRA HOTEL is available for charter to the AAPRCO 2019 convention in Albuquerque, NM, departing Chicago on September 15 and returning on September 21. The cost to charter the car, including Chef and Attendant, all food and beverages (within reason) en route for 8 guests, and all Amtrak and AAPRCO parking and service fees is $33,000 for the complete …

DOVER HARBOR (The Steamboat Special)

The STEAMBOAT SPECIAL Washington DC to New Orleans LA and return September 29 – October 5, 2019 Travel to New Orleans to enjoy a special private rail car trip focused on steamboats! Besides the sleeping overnight in the Pullman comfort of Dover Harbor for the duration of the trip, you’ll also get to enjoy a cruise aboard the Natchez, hear …

Oct Nov Dec 2019

BERLIN (Albuquerque, Kansas City, St Louis)

ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA A Private Car Excursion: Chicago to Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Kansas City, St Louis, Chicago Join private cars BERLIN and FRANK THOMSON (1949 ex-PRR blunt end sleeper lounge observation) for this once-in-a-lifetime seven day scenic excursion from Chicago to Albuquerque and return. Our trip is timed to coincide with the changing Fall colors, …

DOVER HARBOR (The Champlain Special)

The CHAMPLAIN SPECIAL New York NY to Burlington VT and return October 12-15, 2019 Slip away on this Columbus Day Weekend private car trip amidst the fall colors to Burlington VT! The trip travels the Ethan Allen Express along the scenic Hudson River to Rutland, VT, then a Vermont Railways special train will transport Dover Harbor to a lovely parking …

DOVER HARBOR (The Manhattan Limited)

The MANHATTAN LIMITED Washington DC to New York NY: October 6, 2019 New York, NY to Washington DC: October 19, 2019 Enjoy a lovely October private rail car trip either North or South between Washington and New York as Dover Harbor zooms along the Northeast Corridor! Take advantage of this transfer move to enjoy first class Pullman travel at affordable …

BERLIN (St. Paul to Chicago)

A POSITIONING TRIP St. Paul MN to Chicago Wednesday October 9, 2019 Join us for an informal, no frills ONE WAY day trip as we position the Berlin from St Paul MN to Chicago for our upcoming trip to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The low price point for this trip is only $250 per person, and onboard services will …

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