American Rail Excursions and Powhatan Rail Services
are offering a private train to the NRHS?R&LHS
Convention and/or a Sightseeing tour of Washington,
Basic price is only $1,699/pp/do.
Several optional tours available.
Has three more days at less cost than our 2002 tour.
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The �American Flyer� to Washington DC via the
Attend �Star Spangled Rails� in Baltimore - The 2003
NRHS and R&LHS National Convention
and/or Sightsee in Washington, D. C.
June 28 � July 7, 2003 Ten Days � Nine Nights The
Ultimate Private Rail Car Excursion!
Travel to the NRHS/R&LHS Convention �Star Spangled
Rails� in Baltimore in style. Or tour the many
attractions of Washington. The cars will be parked in
Washington�s Union Station. There are very fast MARC
trains between Washington and Baltimore.
The proposed restored historic cars to be used
Royal Street - Pullman built stainless steel 5-Double
Bedroom Sleeper/Lounge/Round End Observation;
Vista Dome - Budd built stainless steel Northern
Pacific Vista Dome, dome seating for 20, 3 bedrooms,
lower level lounge for 16;
Henry Hudson - Budd built stainless steel 32-seat
Silver Quail - Budd built stainless steel 11-Double
Bedroom Sleeper and
Pacific Union - Budd built stainless steel 10-6
We will use Amtrak�s �Cardinal� in both directions and
we will traverse the beautiful New River Gorge, the
Grand Canyon of the East, in daylight. All meals
enroute on our private cars are included. Each day
while in Washington, breakfast is included; lunch and
dinner are on your own. There will be ample time for
sightseeing and fine dining. Union Station has
restaurants and shops from the inexpensive to the very
The tour departs Saturday, June 28, �03 from
Dearborn�s Amtrak Station and from Chicago�s Union
Station. Bon Voyage party on board complete with
cocktails and hot and cold hors d'oeuvres is included.
Sunday we�ll enjoy the New River Gorge, the Grand
Canyon of the East. In Washington we have an included
step-on step-off trolley pass to visit area
Optional tours: Tuesday has Jefferson�s Monticello and
historic Charlottesville, VA tour; Wednesday features
Mount Vernon Tour and Washington Twilight Tour and
Thursday has Colonial Williamsburg Tour. Friday has
Independence Day fireworks celebration on the Capitol
Mall. We depart Washington on Sunday, July 6 and
return to Chicago and Dearborn on Monday, July 7 after
again passing through the New River Gorge in daylight.
Our sample menus include:
Breakfast - Chef�s Special Hot Entr�e, Assorted
Breakfast Meats, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Assorted Cold
Cereal, Hot Oatmeal, Assorted Breakfast Pastries,
Bagels, English Muffins, Toast and Assorted Jellies,
Chilled Juice, Fresh Ground Coffee (Regular and
Decaffeinated), Tea, Milk, Hot Chocolate. Eye-opener
from our bar.
Lunch - Fresh Garden Salad, Baked Lasagna, Vegetable,
Italian Bread - Or - Cold Deli Sandwich, Veggies,
Pickle Spear and Chips, Dessert, Fresh Ground Coffee
(Regular and Decaffeinated), Tea or Milk, Soft Drinks,
Beer, Wine or Mixed Drinks.
Dinner - Cream Soup Du Jour, Tossed Garden Salad �
Sliced garden tomatoes, toasted garlic croutons,
choice of dressing, Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Idaho
Oven-Baked Potato with Butter and Sour Cream, Medley
of Seasoned Vegetables, Dinner Rolls and Butter,
Cheesecake drizzled with Strawberry Sauce, Fresh
Ground Coffee (Regular and Decaffeinated), Tea or
Milk, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine or Mixed Drinks. Our
on-board chef prepares all meals fresh.
Why you should participate in this Unique Excursion �
This is the comfortable, hassle-free way to
participate in �Star Spangled Rails� and/or tour
Washington, D.C. No airport security delays or lost
luggage. It is a ten-day, nine-night excursion with
exclusive use of five deluxe private railroad
passenger cars. We will be attached to Amtrak trains,
but only our passengers will have use of these private
cars. Your room on the train is your hotel. No
checking into and out of hotels. No unexpected hotel
charges. No baggage hassles. Just excellent service by
a friendly crew. We make it simple and pleasant for
you. You�ll enjoy up to 2,388 miles of very scenic
rail travel including the New River Gorge, the Grand
Canyon of the East.
Our package does not include any of the NRHS/R&LHS
convention hotel, excursions or events. For
Information, write Star Spangled Rails, P.O. Box
441668, Ft. Washington, MD 20749-1668 or
. . For convention
excursions and events you must register with and pay
�Star Spangled Rails�.
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