Most Private Cars (also know as business cars) are older "heavyweight" cars with six axles compared to four on normal passenger cars. Their basic configuration remains suitable but equipment and appliances need to be rebuilt and modernized while retaining the classic ambiance of a car.
Until the late 1960s, the most luxurious Private Cars (with two or three bedrooms, a dining room, lounges and on board crew) were enjoyed by a limited number of individuals and corporations able to afford this elite form of transportation.
Private car travel was replaced by a growing highway system and commercial or private jet aircraft. Cars were laid up and as time passed they no longer met new and revised mechanical requirements.
America's Trains rehabilitates Private Cars and offers them as a prestigious form of travel for individual vacations, and through car shared ownership (Train'Shares and Fractional Interests).
Cars normally feature an outdoor platform allowing passengers to enjoy the passing scenery.