May 7-9 and May 21-23, 2010
The opportunity to ride vintage rail passenger cars from the Twin Cities to Milwaukee and Chicago. Fully restored passenger cars offer a memorable journey you'll be sure to cherish. Meticulously refurbished, these cars recall the era when everyone traveled by rail.
Cars will be pulled by Amtrak's Empire Builder over the scenic former Milwaukee Road route along the Mississippi River. Look for bald eagles as you ride in the full-length dome car. In 1952 this "Super Dome" car was advertised in National Geographic as state-of-the-art in rail innovation. Today, its comfortable seating and lounge area make it a classic.
The trip will include breakfast and lunch from the Twin Cities to Chicago and hors'douvres and dinner on the return to the Twin Cities. Beverage service is complimentary. These trips will have very limited seating, all in premium class. With the recent reduction in air fares between the Twin Cities and Chicago, you may fly one way and take the train the other. Passengers are responsible for making their own hotel reservations in Chicago if needed.
* All Premium Class travel
* Round-end "Skytop" observation car (May 7-9)
* Open platform "President's" car Katy 403 (May 21-23)
* Super Dome and lounge cars on all trips
* Dining and beverages included!