THE CITY OF ROSES ZEPHYR
PRIVATE RAIL CARS/TOURIST/RAILFAN
JULY 9-10, 2018
The day after our Farewell to the CZ cars excursion arrives back in Oakland we need to split up the CZ cars. The Silver Lariat Vista Dome goes south to Los Angeles and the Silver Solarium and Silver Rapids needs to be moved to Portland, Oregon. The Silver Solarium rear end Observation, Sleeper and Vista Dome and the Silver Rapids sleeper will depart on July 9 north from Oakland to Portland, Oregon for a special charter assignment. We are offering space on this special move with a maximum of 24 passengers.
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.
DAY 1 MONDAY JULY 9:
The Silver Solarium and Silver Rapids are attached to the rear end of Amtrak’s Coast Starlight departing Oakland at 9:48AM. Once you get all settled in come on up to the Vista Dome for a night cap as we head into the night along the San Francisco Bay.
DAY 2 MONDAY JULY 9: (B-L)
Morning finds us near beautiful Mount Shasta and traveling through volcanic rangeland on our way to Klamath Falls, Oregon. Enjoy breakfast as we make our way north running along the shore of Upper Klamath Lake , following it for 18 miles. To the west is the sharp peak of Mt. McLoughlin. This lake is 8 miles wide and 40 miles long. As we continue to travel north we enter the huge Klamath Indian Reservation. Through the pine trees you can see Mt. Thielsen and Mt. Scott which is the eastern rim of Crater Lake. We then have a spectacular crossing of the Cascade Range emerging in the valley of the Willamette River, home of Oregon's finest vineyards, and some of its most important cities, from Eugene to Portland. Arrival in Portland is at 3:32PM
Overnight accommodations include:
One person. Murphy-style bed, sink with hot and cold running water. Toilets are just a few steps down the hall.
One or two persons. Upper and Lower Berth, with enclosed restroom annex in each room. Annex contains toilet and sink with hot and cold running water. Some annexes include hand-held showers.
Bedroom On Suite:
Two to four persons. Several double bedrooms have a movable partition that when open provides a very spacious room with two upper and two lower berths and two restroom annexes.
One to three persons. One upper and two lower berths. Larger annex with toilet, sink, and fixed-head shower. Larger closet for clothes storage.
One or two persons. Booth seating makes down into a Full (double) bed. Large wardrobe for clothing storage. Annex with toilet, sink and shower.
Amenities for all rooms include:
Individual bar soap, shampoo, white cotton terry wash cloths and bath towels, starched and pressed Huck hand towels. White cotton terry bathrobes.
ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON
Roomette and Double Bedroom$999
Drawing Room and Stateroom$1,249
Klamath Falls to Portland$299
Eugene to Portland$119
Full payment is due at time of booking
TOUR CONDITIONS FOR 2018 **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.