Friday, January 29, 2010

Private Rail Car - Hickory Creek, observation lounge

Great views to be had from the observation lounge of the round-ended Hickory Creek

Monday, January 18, 2010

Private Rail Cars lists on Luxury Train Club

Private Rail Cars is now featured on the Luxury Train Club website.

Train Chartering’s Luxury Train Club is now offering the hire or charter of Private Rail Cars in various countries around the world, on 4 continents.

I believe private rail car hire is largely unknown outside the rail industry. A simple truth in few words: a private rail car is the best way to travel on Earth.
This new entry in the Luxury Train Club covers the following key areas:
-       What is private car hire?
-       What types of private rail car are there?
-       Where are the rail cars available for private hire?
-       Who generally hires private rail cars?
-       Why hire a private rail car?
-        Who can supply a rail car or carriage for private use?

The Luxury Train Club is the concierge service for luxury train travel.  The Club offers comprehensive guest and project management services for all private charter trains and private carriages. Our project directors are great communicators, both to clients and suppliers.  They liaise with station staff and train crew.  The Luxury Train Club also organises private waiting facilities at or near stations as well as other tailored catering, theming, and entertainment options, according to specific client requirements. 

Simon Pielow
Trainvangelist for Quality Rail Travel
The Best Way to Travel on Earth

Monday, January 11, 2010

Great value fares on chartered US rail car trip

Tidewater Traveler

Saturday, April 17, 2010 and Sunday, April 18, 2010
The Dover Harbor - Washington DC to Williamsburg or Newport News

Experience luxurious rail travel aboard the classic 1930’s Pullman lounge/sleeper Dover Harbor-- travel to the Tidewater region of Virginia to Williamsburg, the Colonial Capital, or to the maritime city of Newport News.

An early morning departure from Washington Union Station or Alexandria
Enjoy breakfast served at table, as Amtrak’s Regional train #67 goes south over the trestles spanning scenic tributaries of the Potomac River and through the historic cities of Fredericksburg and Richmond.
Relax in comfortable Pullman armchairs while white-jacketed attendants serve beverages, libations, and snacks.

Shortly before mid-day, Dover Harbor will arrive at Williamsburg.
EITHER disembark at Williamsburg:
Stroll along the 18th century streets in Colonial Williamsburg.
Enjoy the beauty of the spring flowers in the restored gardens or tour the historic sites (admission fee) during a five hour visit (the historic district is approximately a six block walk from Amtrak’s Boundary Street Station);
OR continue to Newport News:
Visit attractions such as the world famous Mariner’s Museum, a short taxi ride from the Newport News Amtrak station (admission fee).

Dover Harbor will depart from Newport News in late afternoon with Amtrak’s Regional train #66, stopping at Williamsburg on the way.
Dinner will be served while en route home to Alexandria and Washington.

Washington to Williamsburg/Newport News $209 Child (ages 2-15) $159

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Simon Pielow
Trainvangelist for Quality Rail Travel
The Best Way to Travel on Earth

Friday, January 8, 2010

Where can a private rail car be hired?

The following countries are those in which private rail cars or carriages can be hired.  There are a number of other places where it is possible – ask for advice

Australia – Routes available for private carriage hire

Brazil – Rail car experience map - not a common experience, but worthy of being listed!

Canada – Private rail cars can travel across the Via Rail network

Russia - Part of the Russian rail network available to private rail car hire.

Switzerland – Part of the Swiss rail network over which private carriages operate.

United Kingdom – Private train carriages can be reserved on many rail services such as London to Scotland.

United States of America – Private rail cars can be hired for these routes in the US

Simon Pielow
Trainvangelist for Quality Rail Travel
The Best Way to Travel on Earth

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mount Stephen rail car, Royal Canadian Pacific luxury train

In the bleak midwinter, dream of warm summer days in luxury - this is the observation car of the Royal Canadian Pacific.
Hire a private car in the train for an extremely comfortable ride!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Private Rail Car luxury travel - no flying

Head for the sun, luxury travel, no-fly - journey from New York to the US West Coast in a private rail car....