Exclusive self sufficient private car Journeys by Rail for up to 8 passengers are available; traveling with a scheduled train set or on routes selected by passengers. Ask reservations for details.
Private (business) cars may be older “heavyweight” cars typically with six axles and an open platform at the back or newer and lighter models with no platform and four axles, each being able to operate alone as a self sufficient car. America’s Trains’ dome and some high (two) level cars may also be self sufficient and function like private cars. They all have crew quarters, kitchen, dining room, a lounge and from two or four bedrooms with full bathrooms. Some older car bedrooms sharing an adjoining shower.
Until the late 1960s, the original luxurious private cars were enjoyed by a limited number of individuals and corporations able to afford this elite form of transportation.
Original private car travel was replaced by a growing national 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 most prestigious form of travel for individual Journey by Rail vacations.
Cars are rebuilt by America’s Trains. Classic cars retain their original ambiance but with up to date facilities and equipment.
Although some cars may have an outside platform, passengers can’t go outside while trains are moving due to present safety regulations.