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The OVERLAND TRAIL
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"Overland Trail and Pacific Sands"
PRIVATE RAILCARS BEHIND THE COAST STARLIGHT
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Photos & Travelogue: Overland Trail on SF 3751 Steamtrain to Railfair'99
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The Overland Trail are historic rail passenger cars from the
post-war Streamliner era. Both were built in 1949 as part of large orders for new
equipment to replace worn out cars from the war effort. They are a unique and historic
display of the elegance and class which railroading once stood for. Both of these noble
giants (each 85' long, 13' tall, 10' wide) faithfully traversed the continent, uniting East
and West, carrying a myriad of happy and content passengers while in their charge.
The lounge car was the heart and soul of the train, a luxurious gathering point where
one could sit back amongst friends and enjoy spectacular scenery racing past large
picture windows, all the while, enjoying your favorite beverage. Music would play in the
background, creating an atmosphere of gaiety and excitement which was shared by
all. Fast forward to the New Millenium - they say, "some things never change" ...
For the discriminating adventurer, yesterday's pleasures of railway travel are still at hand.
Treat yourself, your significant other, family or friends (even your out-of-town guests) to
California's beauty by rail as we journey along Santa Fe's famed surf line between Los
Angeles and San Diego. Our on board service will delight your taste buds ... your fare
includes freshly prepared hors d'oeuvres and a very nice selection of wines. While on
board, traditionally attired porters will serve you at your seat, recorded big band music
sets the mood and seaside vistas fill our large picture windows. Fresh flowers and linen
complete the experience, everything for a wonderful trip aboard the time machines
known as ... the Overland Trail!
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A Completely different venue for your special event!
Charter the Overland Trail for your Holiday Parties,
Birthday Celebrations, Anniversaries, Meetings of all Kinds, Employee Recognition
or Incentives, or for any Special Event at all ... a live rail trip is an adventure that
will not soon be forgotten! You pick the day and with several Amtrak trains a day
in each direction (between LA and San Diego), we can tailor the schedule to
meet your needs. A run to San Diego (although the cars start out in LA, your
group can board at any Amtrak station) can be as short as approximately 5
hours round trip or "all day" in San Diego. The cars can comfortably seat up to 60
people. We provide full bar service and heavy hors d'oeuvres freshly prepared on
board by our executive chef. Traditionally attired crew members cater to the
needs of your guests with fresh flowers, period music and white linen table cloths
completing this package.
Avoid the tedium of the same old thing and the same old place, reserve your Christmas Party
now for the date of your choice aboard the Overland Trail!