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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.

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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 January 1, 2022.

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Blue Ridge Club & Berlin – Chicago/Denver/Chicago – July 2022

Ride the historic 1950 Pullman-built, and former Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad blunt end sleeper lounge observation, Blue Ridge Club. It is undeniably one of the finest restored private railroad cars in the United States. As an added bonus the exceptional sleeping car, Berlin, will also be traveling with Blue Ridge Club. This this fabulous nine day scenic excursion from Chicago …

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AAPRCO 2022 Convention (Chicago IL)

Our 44th annual convention will be held in Chicago, over the Labor Day holiday weekend, September 3 thru 5, 2022 on Metra. PVs gather in Amtrak yard. We will then be switched over to Metra, parking over the weekend at LaSalle Street Station. A Metra special train with our PVs will tour on two days various lines that Metra typically …

Pacific Sands & Tioga Pass – Los Angeles/Seattle/Los Angeles – July 2022

  A half “railfan style” budget trip for the true train lovers, aboard Pacific Sands, from Los Angeles to Seattle, leaving Los Angeles on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight, July 20, at 9:50  am. On this specially priced trip The Tioga Pass will be on a private charter between San Jose and Seattle.  No access will be available during that time and passengers …

Hollywood Beach – AAPRCO Convention 2022

  Take a ride aboard the historic 1956 Pullman-built and former Seaboard Air Line passenger car, Hollywood Beach, to the AAPRCO Convention in Chicago on September 3rd to 6th, 2022. Leave St. Louis via #302 8/31 and return to StL via #301 on 9/7.  Fare $275 in each direction. Plus, ride all THREE (3) Special Metra Charters 9/3, 9/4, and …


This year’s AAPRCO Convention in Chicago (Sep’t. 3-6) is different in not travelling to and from the convention site by special train. Metra, the local commuter rail agency is the host railroad. If you are not travelling to the convention on a private car, but want to participate in the convention and its unique rail trips, here is an opportunity …

Oct Nov Dec 2022

AAPRCO American Autumn Explorer III

October 1st The American Autumn Explorer III departs Albany-Rensselaer under Amtrak power and travels east to Springfield, Massachusetts.   Passengers leave their cares behind as the train rolls through the serene vistas, lush forests, and clear blue lakes of the Berkshire Mountain landscape. At Springfield, our special train turns north, winding its way along the Connecticut River through a countryside dotted with …

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

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, …

Hollywood Beach and Cimarron River- Chicago to Boston – October 27 2022.

  Travel Dates & Locations On October 10th, the Hollywood Beach and the Cimarron River will depart from Chicago, IL for Boston MA.  The Hollywood Beach will be in tandem with the Cimarron River offering bedrooms and roommettes for this fun-packed trip. Most meals aboard while spotted at Boston South Station arriving back in Chicago on Friday, 11/4, with an …