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 July 21, 2021.

Upcoming Events

Jul Aug Sep 2021

FRANK THOMSON & BERLIN (Colorado Adventure)

SOLD OUT! Chicago to Denver and return August 11-19, 2021 Deep River Rail Ventures, LLC is pleased to announce a nine day, one-of-a-kind private rail excursion with railcars FRANK THOMSON & BERLIN. In addition to visits to numerous tourist rail excursions & museums, our trip includes the very first Inaugural Run of Rocky Mountaineer’s Rockies To The Red Rocks two …


Chicago to St Louis and return September 4, 2021 Enjoy a morning departure from Chicago/Joliet to St. Louis, with return in the evening. A great opportunity to sample Private Railcars on this 14 hour round trip with two hours in St. Louis (if train is on-time southbound). Breakfast, light lunch and full railroad style dinner served. This trip will feature …

STAMPEDE PASS (Carbondale)

Chicago to Carbondale and return September 5, 2021 Depart Chicago/Homewood in the morning with breakfast service. Lunch is served just before our arrival into Carbondale. After a quick 2 hour turnaround, the train departs Carbondale in the afternoon with a traditional railroad style dinner served, followed by a nighttime arrival back into Homewood/Chicago. This trip will feature the “STAMPEDE PASS” …

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

New York to Orlando, Miami and return September 28 thru October 4, 2021 Private Car Service presents a trip from New York to Florida and return, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.  We will use the private cars LAMBERTS POINT and SALISBURY BEACH, operating on Amtrak’s Silver Meteor, trains 97/98, …

AAPRCO American Autumn Explorer 2021

This document contains our current plan. AAPRCO-AAE-2021 Members interested in riding the special train are asked to e-mail Julie King at for information on space available.  Note that FRANK THOMSON and BERLIN are currently advertising space here at AAPRCO Travel Opportunities. This will be an AAPRCO sponsored special train, so passengers must be AAPRCO members or the guest of …

Emeryville to Chicago on The California Zephyr

Emeryville CA to Chicago IL July 23-25, 2021 Rail Excursion Management Company (Railexco) presents a three-car private car trip behind Amtrak’s eastbound California Zephyr! Join us July 23-25 on Milwaukee Superdome 53, and two vintage Budd sleepers, as we traverse some of the best scenery in America.  Depart from Emeryville, CA and spend two nights aboard the train, choose from …

FRANK THOMSON + BERLIN (Midwest Triangle Trip)

Chicago – St Louis – Kansas City – Chicago September 3-4-5, 2021 This Labor Day 3 day weekend triangle excursion is a great getaway that includes a visit to the St. Louis Museum of Transportation and the magnificent St. Louis Union Station complex. No need to check into hotels as we overnight on the railcars! Excellent views of the Missouri …

FRANK THOMSON + BERLIN (California State Railroad Museum)

Denver – Sacramento – Denver September 10-14, 2021 Ride one of the most popular routes in the United States, as we climb the scenic Front Range out of Denver on the route carved through the mountains by David Moffatt’s Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Enjoy spectacular daylight views of the Rockies & Sierra Nevada Mountains in both east and …


Chicago – Grand Rapids – Chicago September 18-19, 2021 This 2 day weekend overnight trip is designed as an introduction to private rail travel at an affordable price point. Experience sleeping on a Pullman car! Enjoy the pleasing scenery and fine dining on a route not often traveled by private cars. FARE: $899/person, double occupancy with proof of full COVID …


Chicago – Albany – Bennington – Bellows Falls – Burlington – Albany – Chicago September 23 – October 3, 2021 We are delighted to participate in the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners (AAPRCO) all private car train through the scenic Northeast during the height of the fall foliage season. Please make plans to join us on this fabulous …

Oct Nov Dec 2021

West Virginia Autumn Colors Express

October 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2021 Huntington, Charleston to Hinton and return

Cincinnati Daylight Express

Chicago to Cincinnati (one way) October 19, 2021 Cincinnati Daylight Express

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Apr May Jun 2022

AAPRCO 2022 Sugarland Limited

June 2021 update: The dates for this planned trip have been moved from November 2021 back to the first week of April 2022. Attention rare mileage enthusiasts! We are planning to have the Sugar Express steam locomotive #148 (former Florida East Coast Railway) power the AAPRCO special train on the South Central Florida Express Railroad. The current planning is to …