California Zephyr Railcar Charters

All aboard for CHICAGO!  Our entire Silver Fleet will be leaving Seattle to their new owner on a the second leg of a positioning move from Los Angeles to Chicago, via Seattle.  On this segment the guests are primarily ones connected in some way with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway.  However, a few double bedrooms and roomettes have been made available to us to sell. We will have some accommodations for day riders as well.

Sept 12:  Morning finds us at Kansas City, MO.   Our cars will be on the rear of the Southwest Chief, Amtrak train #4.  Departing Kansas City at 8:00 AM.  Meals today:  Breakfast buffet, Lunch, hors d'Oeuvres.

All meals will be prepared on board by our chefs from fresh ingredients.  We can accommodate most dietary needs, with advance notice.

Our bars feature premium labels of beer, wine, and spirits, and are complimentary.


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

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:             Day Rider  Kansas City to Chicago:              $399/person.  



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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Day Ride to Chicago!

September 12, 2018.

Depart St. Paul, 8:00 AM

Arrive Chicago 4:55 PM.

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