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Welcome to the Railroad Passenger Car Alliance


Thursday, 12-Dec-2019 16:51:29 EST


RPCA Annual Conference - Jan 16 - 20, 2020

2020 Conference Logo

You can register online now by clicking here.

Hotel information and Registration Form by clicking here.


Travel Opportunities on Private Cars to Albuquerque

If you are planning on attending the convention how about riding a private Passenger car to the 2020 convention. We have set up a contact page for you. Look at the cars and trips that are planning on attending on 2020 ABQ.

If you are a car operator send a email with your car information and trip details to We will get your trip details added to this special web page.

Copy of Email to members on trips to ABQ by rail.


Amtrak Privately-Owned Rail Cars web page

Amtrak has a new web page on there site of interest to RPCA members; Amtrak Private Car web link

Please bookmark this link on your devices.



The Events and Excursions for Fall Trips

Please check them out, ride them while you still can....

New trip listed November 11, 2019 check it out!



 RailCamp East campers

2019 East RailCampers

2019 East camp RailCampers in Washington, DC

Photo by Greg Gerstung

Each year the RPCA, through the generosity of our members and our insurance vendors, strives to send at least two deserving youth to the NRHS RailCamps via our Caldwell-Luebke RailCamp Fund and the Stanlee E. Weller Fund.

Roy J. Wullich
RPCA - NRHS RailCamp Chairman


Amtrak across-the-board increase effective October 1.

Amtrak will be announcing a across-the-board increase of 2%, effective October 1 This information published will be on their website within the next day or so.
This is reported to be the only rate change for fiscal 2020.


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So if you have a item or photo for the Info Exchange, Passenger Car Magazine, RPCA FaceBook page or the web page please send them to


The Rail Passenger Car Alliance Facebook page

Is up and running please go to ;
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About Railroad Passenger Car Alliance

Founded in 1982, the Railroad Passenger Car Alliance was created as a resource to owners and operators of privately owned railroad passenger equipment. The primary goal was to coordinate efforts for pooling their equipment for mainline steam excursions. The popularity of the organization quickly grew and today includes over 400 members.


As mainline steam excursions ceased, the organization changed the mission statement to include promoting the preservation and operation of historic railroad equipment, addressing the issues facing equipment owners and working with the nation's railroads and Amtrak to facilitate the operation and movement of member's passenger cars.


Today RPCA is a growing and forward thinking organization led by a Board of Directors who are railroad industry professionals, and are capable of thinking outside the box. Dedicated to preserving a unique and enjoyable mode of transportation, R.P.C.A. welcomes your membership and participation.


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2016 Conference RPCA Trip in Tyler TX
2016 RPCA Conference trip in Tyler TX