Trains & Travel International LLC

P.O.Box 312

Portola CA 96122

chris@traintrips.biz (Rail Tour Manager)

1-800-359-4870 (USA)

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FALL COLORS PRIVATE CAR

RAIL ADVENTURE Eastbound

EASTBOUND OAKLAND TO CHICAGO

PRIVATE RAIL CARS NORTHERN SKY & NORTHERN DREAMS

TOURIST / PRIVATE RAIL CAR / RAILFAN TOURS

OCTOBER 16-18, 2021

RESCHEDULED TO 2022

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound
Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

 

Private railroad cars 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. 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 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.

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

 

These private luxury rail cars are coupled onto the rear of scheduled Amtrak passenger trains on certain routes in the United States. Our first class passengers are separated from the Amtrak passengers. 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.

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

 

Rebuilt from the wheels up to reflect the ultimate in both equipment and amenities, the Northern Sky and Northern Dreams is a completely self-contained luxury environment. They carry complete air conditioning and heating as well as their own power generators and water supply. There is a complete built-in CD/stereo system, television, and VCR. Nothing is omitted in the effort to make traveling by rail a matchless pleasure.

 

The Northern Sky accommodates eight overnight guests in supreme comfort in its four double bedrooms. The Northern Dreams interior appointments offer all the details of a fine hotel, from hand-crafted custom woodwork, to the luxurious carpeting. The upper level dome provides a stunning 360 degree panorama of the landscape as it glides by. The spacious observation lounge offers scenic views from the comfort of lushly upholstered seating.

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

 

The crew includes a chef , waiter and attendant. An attendant call system throughout the two cars makes it easy to request service from any area on board the Northern Sky or Northern Dreams. Gourmet meals are prepared fresh in the built-in full kitchen, and served in the penthouse splendor of the dome dining area and the lower level dining area in the Northern Dreams. The crew's main concern is the comfort and enjoyment of the passenger.

 

Both the Northern Sky and Northern Dreams has a variety of bedroom options to fit the needs of everyone. Below is the options available.

 

1. Two bedrooms with 2 side by side lower beds.

2. One lower Queen bed.

3. Five standard 1 upper birth bed and 1 lower bed.

4. One family Suite with 2 lower beds and 2 upper berth beds.

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound
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DAY 1 SATUARY OCTOBER 16: (B-L-D)

DAY 1 SATUARY OCTOBER 16: (B-L-D) Depart from Emeryville (Oakland) with our private rail cars attached to the rear end of Amtrak’s California Zephyr at 9:10AM. We run along the San Francisco Bay , across the Sacramento Valley and over Donner Pass in the High Sierra. Lunch will be served as we climb into the mountains. Arrival in Reno is at 4:06PM. Passengers may board or detrain at any Amtrak station where this train makes a stop. This would be: Martinez, Davis, Sacramento, Roseville, Colfax, Truckee, or Reno. After departing Reno we speed out across the Nevada desert as you enjoy the sunset and an almost full moon while you enjoy your dinner in the dome car. Later in the evening you can have a night cap and turn in for the night. In Nevada the train makes stops at Winnemucca and Elko and we can take passengers at both of these stations. 

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

THE CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR IN FRESH SNOW ON DONNER PASS

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

THE CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR ON DONNER PASS (ABOVE)

AND RUNNING ALONG THE TRUCKEE RIVER (BELOW)

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

 

DAY 2 SUNDAY OCTOBER 17: (B-L-D)

Arrival in Salt Lake City, Utah is at 3:05AM and departure is at 3:30AM. After departing Provo at 4:35AM the train starts the climb up into the Wasatch Range of Utah by way of Spanish Creek Canyon. If you are an early riser you can enjoy our train climbing around the Gilluly Loops at dawn with a cup of coffee. At Solders Summit the train drops down into the Price River Canyon making a station stop at Helper at 6:37AM. Departing from here the train heads east into the eastern Utah desert towards Colorado. For many miles the tracks run along the face of the Book Cliffs.

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

THE CZ RUNNING ALONG THE BOOK CLIFFS

 

Shortly after leaving the Book Cliffs behind we enter remote Ruby Canyon as the train runs next to the Colorado River and into Colorado deep in this canyon with bright red rock cliffs raising hundreds of feet above the train. As we make our way across Colorado we enter Glenwood Canyon deep in the Rockies and again following the Colorado River as lunch is served. Next the train enters Little and Big Gore Canyons with countless tunnels. We make our last stop west of the Continental Divide at Winter Park at 3:50PM then enter the 6.2 mile Moffat Tunnel and run under the massive spine of the Rockies. At the east portal the tracks start the long descend towards Denver. Arrival in Denver is scheduled for 6:38PM. You are welcome to stretch your legs. Departure is at 7:10PM as our train picks up speed for the fast night run across Nebraska. 

 

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THE CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR DEEP IN REMOTE RUBY CANYON

 

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Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

THE ZEPHYR IN GLENWOOD CANYON

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

THE WESTBOUND ZEPHYR DEEP IN GORE CANYON WHICH IS

SEVERAL MILES WEST OF THE SMALL TOWN OF KREMMLING

 

Fall Colors Private Car Rail Adventure Eastbound

DENVER UNION STATION AND TRANSPORTATION CENTER

 

DAY 3 MONDAY OCTOBER 18: (B-L)

Early risers will catch the crossing over the Missouri River and into Iowa at about 6:45AM. The morning hours our train crosses Iowa running through the many farms. Late morning we cross the Mississippi River and enter Illinois. Finally we arrive in Chicago at 2:50PM.

 

ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON

 

Note: All bedroom prices as based on two persons in each room

 

Emeryville to Chicago

 

Bedroom with upper and lower berths$3,595 

Bedroom with side by side lower beds$3,795 

Bedroom with one queen bed for two persons$3,895 

Note: Price for a single person in this bedroom$6,995 

Suite with two lower beds and two upper beds$4,195 

Note: This is a good bedroom for a family. The extra two beds can be used for children no older than 14 free of any additional charge . If 15 or older price is $500 per person  

 

Emeryville to Denver

 

Bedroom with upper and lower berths$3,395 

Bedroom with side by side lower beds$3,595 

Bedroom with one queen bed for two persons$3,795 

Note: Price for a single person in this bedroom$6,695 

Suite with two lower beds and two upper beds$4,095 

Note: This is a good bedroom for a family. The extra two beds can be used for children no older than 14 free of any additional charge . If 15 or older price is $700 per person  

 

Day Trip Tickets

 

Omaha to Chicago$275 

Salt Lake City to Denver$695 

Emeryville to Reno$495 

Deposit to hold space confirmed Pullman Sleeper Class$1,500 

Deposit to hold space confirmed for Day Tripfull fare 

Final payment due by July 16, 2021

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.