California Zephyr Railcar Charters


Onward to CHICAGO!  Our entire Silver Fleet will be leaving Southern California to their new owner on a the second leg of a positioning move from Los Angeles to Chicago.  Although most overnight space is given over to the new owners and their guests, they have made a limited number of bedrooms and roomettes available for us to sell.  We will have some accommodations for day riders as well.

We will depart Los Angeles on Amtrak‚Äôs Southwest Chief at 6 PM Sept 10, and arrive Chicago at 3:15 PM Sept 12.  On arrival Chicago, all guests will detrain.

Meals served on board:

Sept 10:  hors d'Oeuvres and Dinner

Sept 11:  Breakfast buffet, Lunch, hors d'Oeuvres and Dinner

Sept 12:  Breakfast buffet, Lunch, hors d'Oeuvres.

All meals will be prepared on board by our chefs from fresh ingredients.  

Our bars, which feature complimentary premium labels of beer, wine, and spirits, will be open until midnight the first and second nights.


Silver Solarium has 24 domes seats at tables and another 11 seats in the Observation Lounge.  

Silver Rapids is equipped with the following:

     Roomettes:  1 person.  Sofa-style chair provide day seating; Murphy bed folds down for overnight comfort.  Sink with hot and cold running water in each roomette.  Lots of luggage storage overhead.  Closet for hanging garments. Restrooms are just a few steps down the hall.

     Double Bedroom:  1 or 2 persons.  Upper and lower berths.  Upper berth is the same size as the lower, with lots of headroom for those wishing to sit up and read.  Double bedrooms have an enclosed annex with toilet and sink; .  Lighted closet for hanging garments; overhead storage for luggage.

     Bedroom on Suite:  Some of our double bedrooms have a folding partition wall, which can be opened to reveal a very spacious room that accommodates up to 4 persons.  This is popular with couples who both prefer lower berths.  An added bonus is each has their own bathroom.

     Amenities:     All rooms have white cotton terry bathrobes; individual bar soap, shampoo, and conditioner, white cotton terry washcloths and bath towels; starched and folded huck hand towels.  Silver Rapids is equipped with a large shower/changing room for use by all guests.

Silver Lariat has 24 dome seats at tables and another 36 seats at tables downstairs.

Silver Peak, our baggage car, is a working car and will be open for guided viewing only.  The baggage doors will remain closed on route.  It does, however, have a vestibule with dutch doors.


     This trip will be limited to 48 passengers, including Day Riders.  Meals will be served in Silver Lariat.  All guests will have a dome seat available to them, except possibly at meal hours.


Prices:  Bedroom:                 $2,399/person double occupancy

            Roomette:               $2,399/person                           

            Bedroom ensuite:      $3,599/person double occupancy

            Single in a bedroom:  $3,599.




            Day Rider  Kansas City to Chicago:            $399/person.  (Limited Availability)


Guests will have ample space to enjoy the passing scenery, with 48 dome seats available, and reclining chairs in Silver Lariat available to day riders who want to stretch out.  Day riders do not have access to bedrooms in either car, but otherwise enjoy all privileges afforded our overnight passengers.

The two dome cars will make their final trips under CZRC on the Joliet Rocket trains, pulled by the NKP 765, in Chicago Sept 15-16.  Check the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society website ( for tickets and availability.

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Onward to Chicago!

September 10-12, 2018.

Depart Seattle, 4:40 PM

Arrive Chicago 4:55 PM.

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