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Private Train - June 28 - July 7, Chicago to Wash. w/ Amtrak fr. Dearborn

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  • Frank Corley
    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, DC.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 4, 2003
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      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,
      DC.
      Basic price is only $1,699/pp/do.
      Several optional tours available.
      Has three more days at less cost than our 2002 tour.
      A descriptive flyer is going to the printer this
      coming week.
      Although we probably have your mailing address it
      would be appreciated if you would respond with your
      current mailing address and telephone number(s) so we
      could be sure to send you the flyer when completed.

      The �American Flyer� to Washington DC via the
      �Cardinal� Route

      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
      include:
      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
      Grill/Buffet/Diner;
      Silver Quail - Budd built stainless steel 11-Double
      Bedroom Sleeper and
      Pacific Union - Budd built stainless steel 10-6
      Sleeper

      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
      expensive.
      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
      attractions.
      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
      www.starspangledrails.org or
      info@.... . For convention
      excursions and events you must register with and pay
      �Star Spangled Rails�.


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