Luxury on the Rails

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Here's your opportunity to discover the many pleasures of traveling aboard luxuriously appointed private passenger cars.

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Here’s your opportunity to discover the many pleasures of traveling aboard luxuriously appointed private passenger cars. Every year, members of the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners hold a convention at a different site around the country. Getting to and from the gathering is as much fun as the event itself!

In 1999, eighteen private cars dating from 1913 to 1950 arrived in Chicago to make up a special train called the Dixie Flyer. This set of “Varnish” then set out as a rolling party, taking exotic and seldom-used routes until it reached its destination of Tampa, Florida. At the end of the convention, the train returned to Chicago via another unusual route.

We’ll ride aboard the Dixie Flyer and meet with the owners to hear them describe the time, effort, and resources that have been poured into these opulent, rolling palaces. You’ll learn about each car’s history, and view the collections of railroad china, silver, and historic appointments that make each car so unique.

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4 reviews for Luxury on the Rails

  1. cnrq7c97

    Nothing but excellent footage from pentrex. I love private railcars. I have model private railcars in both ho and o scales including Georgia 300. This video is excellent. Order this video. You will love it.

  2. T.A.R.

    GREAT FILM ABOUT GETTING TO TRAVEL ABOARD LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED PRIVATE PASSENGER TRAIN CARS. SEE IN 1999, 18 PRIVATE CARS FROM 1913 TO 1950 IN CHICAGO TO MAKE UP A SPECIAL TRAIN CALLED THE DIXIE FLYER. FOLLOW IT TO TAMPA, FLORIDA. 5 STARS AND 62 MINUTES LONG.

  3. Lloyd.

    Here is a video that a person needs to have the interest in. Passenger cars are interesting, yes, but really… the video does not go into much about the privately owned cars except for those in the video travelling to a convention. An organization that is large enough to have annual conventions, I thought would have had a lot more interest. Yet…I got the impression that the production company was actually looking for ways of filling in time on the video. The actual movement of the special convention train is very limited. We see or hear nothing about how the cars were all organized in one location to form a train, or how they went back to their home ports after the convention train ended. There simply is not enough facts and info to really grab a lot of interest. Not my cup of tea, not recommended unless a person is really into the subject matter.

  4. Adam Bass

    This is a must have for anyone interested in private varnish like I am it goes through every detail about owning and operating them and it shows the interiors of the railcars I love this DVD

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