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WHITEFISH TO CHICAGO
PRIVATE RAIL CAR POSITIONING MOVE
TOURIST/PRIVATE RAIL CAR TOUR
JULY 16-17, 2017
The luxurious Northern Sky and Northern Dreams private rail cars need to move from Whitefish, Montana to Chicago, Illinois in July. This is a positioning move and the cars will operate empty if need be but we can offer you a fun and unique experience if you would like to book space on this trip.
Private railroad cars now allow travelers the option to step back in time and recapture that romantic era of train travel that Amtrak cannot provide. Once upon a time rail barons and wealthy socialites traveled the country on luxurious private railroad cars, dining on fine china and crystal and being pampered by the onboard staff. Now this form of luxury rail travel is being offering to everyone. A small number of railfans have purchased and refurbished private rail cars familiar to the first half of the 20th century. This was the golden age of passenger rail travel. These railfans have spent millions of dollars to bring back this golden age of travel. Passengers can sip on cocktails and nibble on hors d' oeuvres while sinking into deep leather sofas in lounges and vista domes and relax by the rhythm of the train wheels rolling down the track. All meals are prepared fresh onboard and made to order by the onboard gourmet chefs. These private luxury rail cars are coupled onto the rear of scheduled Amtrak passenger trains all over the country. Our first class passengers are separated from the Amtrak passengers by locked doors. We provide our own onboard staff including our chef and make up our own gourmet menus for all meals. All drinks and food is included in the ticket price from the time you step onboard until you detrain. Everything is first class with every detail included. This is passenger train travel at it's finest.
These two private rail cars will be attached to the rear of Amtrak’s Empire Builder at Whitefish, Montana for the journey eastbound to Chicago. The Northern Sky is a unique square end rear observation, lounge, sleeper , and dome car. The Northern Dreams is a lounge-sleeper car. Between both of these cars there are nine double bedrooms available for 18 passengers and two bedrooms for crew.
Day 1 Sunday July 16:
Depart from Whitefish, Montana with the cars coupled to the rear of Amtrak’s Eastbound Empire Builder at 7:41am running through the spectacular Glacier National Park and the Rocky Mountains in daylight. Sunset will come shortly after entering North Dakota. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner , and Open Bar included.
Day 2 Monday July 17:
Sunrise will come as the train nears St. Cloud, Minnesota with a stop to stretch your legs if you like in St. Paul, Minnesota. We depart from here at 8:00am and by mid morning enter Wisconsin with an arrival in Chicago at 3:55pm. Breakfast, Lunch and Open Bar included.
ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON BASED ON TWO IN EACH BEDROOM
NORTHERN SKY BEDROOMS
(a)Two single side by side beds with private bath and shower$2,195sold
(b)Two single side by side beds with sink and vanity shared toilet & shower with(c)$2,195sold
(c)Queen bed with sink and vanity shared toilet & shower with(b)$2,195sold
(d)Reserved for Crew
(e)Upper and lower births with private bath and shower$2,095
NORTHERN DREAMS BEDROOMS
(a) Reserved for Crew
(b)Upper and lower births with private toilet and sink$1,795
(c)Upper and lower births with private toilet and sink$1,795
(d)Upper and lower births with private toilet and sink$1,795
(e)Two lower births with private toilet and sink$2,095
Full payment at time of booking
TOUR CONDITIONS FOR 2021 **PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**
Tour Price: All tour prices are subject to change without notice, at any time. All prices based on double room occupancy. Those people that use a credit card for payments a 3% conveyance fee will be added to the tour price. We reserve the right to change tour prices if necessary without prior notice.