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Rail Holdings

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Journey

Dates: 08/20/17 - 08/22/17

New York City NY – to  – Charlotte NC and return

Tour Highlights

This is a round-trip from New York NY, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and Washington DC to Charlotte NC onboard the vintage Pennsylvania Railroad lounge / sleeper Colonial Crafts on Sunday 8/20 on Amtrak's Carolinian. We will be spending the night in Charlotte at a deluxe hotel.

On Eclipse Day, Monday 8/21 we will board a chartered motor coach for the 90 minute drive from Charlotte NC to Columbia SC, where our passengers will have the unique opportunity to observe the total solar eclipse and to enjoy the festivities of the “Eclipse in the Gardens” event at the Robert Mills House and Gardens in Columbia SC. Charter bus back to Charlotte Monday evening after the events to our hotel.

Tuesday 8/22 we will depart Charlotte on the Northbound Carolinian arriving back in the Northeast late that afternoon and evening after experiencing a literal once in a lifetime astronomical event.

This package includes:
  • Round trip rail transportation from the Amtrak station of your choice listed above.

  • Onboard meals and non alcoholic beverages.

  • Two nights Room and Tax accommodations in Charlotte, NC

  • Roundtrip Deluxe Motor Coach transportation from Charlotte, NC to Columbia, SC.

  • Individual tickets to the Robert Morris House and Gardens in Columbia, SC.

  • All taxes and fees.
The package is 100% refundable up until 7/20 or if Amtrak is not able to provide transportation on the dates scheduled.

Package price does not include:
  • Hotel Incidentals

  • Gratuities

  • Meals and beverages in Charlotte and Columbia.

  • Parking or transportation to/from the boarding station.

Book today! Space is limited!

Bookings or more information:

Contact: Bob Lowe at 717 877 6087


Matt Reinert at 904 832 2778

A very detailed description with order form is available at


American Rail Excursions, Inc

New Orleans Fall Farewell

Dates: 09/13/17 - 09/15/17

St. Louis, MO –
Chicago, IL –
New Orleans, LA -

Many rail fans have been asking for an inexpensive re-positioning move. Here it is. Come join American Rail Excursions on an early fall private rail car tour to the “Big Easy”, New Orleans.

The popular song “The City of New Orleans” was written by Steve Goodman and first recorded by him. There were two major hit versions: first by Arlo Guthrie in 1972, and later by Willie Nelson in 1985.

Passengers have options of September 15, 16 or 17 for departure from the private cars in New Orleans. The cars will be your hotel. Up to four continental breakfasts and one light luncheon, all served on-board while en-route or while parked. Complimentary beverage and snack service throughout your entire trip.

This is our final tour of 2017.

Single bedrooms, double bedrooms and suites are available.

To place your order, please contact;

Contact: Frank Corley at 313-300-8411

A very detailed description with order form is available at

or call Carol Sheeler at 417-818-5969 or Roger Verbeeren at 618-451-0100.

California Zepher Railcar Charters

Contact: California Zephyr Railcar Charters (714) 751-2032
Dates: Aug 14-27, 2016


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