Blue Ridge Club & Berlin – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – Chicago/Albuquerque/Kansas City/St Louis/Chicago – Sep/Oct 2022

Feb 07

Chicago/Albuquerque/Kansas City/St Louis/Chicago – Round Trip

September 29th through October 8th, 2022.

Travel in grand style aboard the historic and former American Orient Express sleeper, Berlin. Guests will also have access to the dining and lounge space aboard the historic and former Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad blunt end observation/lounge car, Blue Ridge Club. There’s only one thing better than traveling on a private car, and that’s traveling on two private cars. This is a rare opportunity to ride these classic rail cars and travel to an exciting destination, the 50th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. See hundreds of air balloons launch simultaneously near Albuquerque, NM, this fall. It is an absolutely stunning display that words cannot describe.

But before you get to the Fiesta, you will travel in comfort and style aboard two private rail cars. You will be able to enjoy the luxurious bedroom accommodations on the Berlin and take your meals and experience views through the large windows and comfortable lounge space on the Blue Ridge Club. The trip is timed to coincide with the changing of the Fall colors. We will be taking the route of the historic Santa Fe Super Chief on one of the most scenic rail routes in the US that will take us through Raton Pass.

But wait, there’s more!   We will:

– Visit Santa Fe, NM to ride the unique Sky Railway with its dragon & wolf painted locomotives.
– Travel to Antonito, CO to ride the entire 64-mile route of the Cumbres & Toltec Steam Railroad to Chama, NM.
– Spend a day in Kansas City, MO.
– Ride the Missouri River Runner from Kansas City to St. Louis.
– Enjoy the St Louis Museum of Transportation and attractions at the St Louis Union Station complex.


The cars will depart in Chicago, IL, on September 29th and return on October 8th, 2022. There are only eight double occupancy bedrooms available. This excursion will have a maximum of 16 passengers.  Full Itinerary & Pricing at:


The Blue Ridge Club.



Observation end with dining and lounge area of the Blue Ridge Club.


The private car Berlin.


Daytime bedroom configuration.


Bedroom night time configuration.


Alternative bedroom night time configuration.


Private shower and toilet.


Bedroom dining configuration.



The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.