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The Mission and Vision of the Seattle Mayor's Central Waterfront Committee, is to redevelop the Central Waterfront with the general concept of making the Seattle Central Waterfront a place that will bring people, Artist, business, commerce and merchants to re-habitat the area with interesting sights, sound and activities.

The Purpose of this web-page is to provide information and further an idea to the "Seattle Mayor's Central Waterfront Committee" and People of Seattle, to introduce a viable concept to bring the Harbor of Elliott Bay alive with year round passenger ship services, towards idea of reinstating service to Alaska via Pier-48.

Thereby, creating necessary dialog and mutual understanding, to implement a working leadership core of interesting businessmen, investors, union Personel, railway employees and trucking freight services, along with travel and tourism individual, to participate in the restoration of passenger ship services and application of railway technology improvement to Port of Seattle and Port of Whittier, Alaska.

Currently, Railway Freight Car Shipping between Seattle & Whittier is done by "slow moving tug-barge" technology. Including, move barge to different port-dockside locations for "intensive overhead crane loading" of truck containers, construction equipment and vehicles. This service does not include passenger services.

The introduction of a motor-rail-passenger vessel to Seattle Pier 48 and Whittier, is "not intend to discontinue barge services", rather to enhance mobility of business opportunities, provide additional shipping services to bring new business to "Port of Seattle and Whittier, Alaska Port".

Thus, allow Seattle and Alaska to increase rail passenger services, through establishment of connections for "Private Railcar Passenger Industry, Amtrak/National Connecting Services, Rail Tourism Economic Development. To which Seattle Pier 48 become a major passenger terminal to Alaska

The Proposed Vessel SS Spartan, is a ship having the necessary requirements for use between Seattle and Whittier, including that this vessel has national historic interest for being persevered under National Historical Places and Landmarks. Making the "Steam Ship Spartan" an ideal choice, financially feasible option and local ship yard retrofitting the ship for its new mission to employee crews. However, it should not be taken as an "only Option" toward select of a suitable vessel. Thereby, this proposal presentation is to use SS Spartan to open a viable dialog, to toward development of such a services. Therefore, to further research for other available vessels or option to build a new vessel.

The SS Spartan, can improve container/truck load shipping, railway traffic, and increase round-trip sailing schedules, with more reliable performance in shipping and tourism options.

Louis Alloin,
SEATTLE PIER-48 MARITIME PROJECT, Chairman ATD LINES, President
RBCS, CEO
SRHS, Administrative Director
Memberships:
AARCO
NRHS
STC
ARCA
CWC Stakeholder







The present Pier 48 was built in the mid-1930s and taken over by the Port of Seattle in 1950 to serve a variety of shippers. Between 1967 and 1989, Pier 48 was the Seattle terminal for the ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway System, and later accommodated summer steamship service to Vancouver, B.C.

In the spring of 1944 the military changed the name of every pier on Elliott Bay. Although a new system was first studied by a committee of all concerned shippers, the Port of Seattle, and the military, it was the warriors who at last took charge and decided that from then on it would be numbers only.

This “act of war” was disappointing to the mix of wharfingers and traditionalists who championed what they considered a sensible extension of the old system that lettered the piers south of Yesler Way and numbered those north of it. This scheme was also based on a pioneer appreciation for how the Seattle waterfront historically pivoted at the point where Henry Yesler first built his steam sawmill in 1853 and the town’s first wharf a year later. The old way of naming had been in use since practically the entire waterfront was rebuilt following its destruction during the city’s “Great Fire” of June 6, 1889.

South of Yesler, the Pacific Coast Company rebuilt its piers and continued to letter them A, B, C, and D. Next to the north of Yesler during the gold rush years of the late 1890s the irregular scatter of generally short piers were soon either numbered or named or both under the urging of Reginald Thomson, the City Engineer. With the completion of the Grand Trunk Pacific Dock at the foot of Madison Street in 1910 and the Port of Seattle headquarters at the foot of Bell Street Pier in 1915, Seattle would be set, with one exception, a change of wharves at Lenora Street, with the waterfront it would hold through the first half of the 20th Century. The Port’s pier would be both named for Bell Street and numbered first 11 and after the army’s revision Pier 66. The Grand Trunk Pier 53 at 640 feet was the largest timber pier in the country. With its 108-foot tower it loomed to the north was Fire Station No. 5 and Pier 3 and to the south, Coleman Dock and the Alaskan Piers 1 and 2.




Pier-48 will serve as a "Seattle-Alaska-Canada Trade And Transportation Tribute Center" to the historical and current importance of trade between our rail-waterway corridor, providing Seattle with a central waterfront pier environment where business, commerce and merchants can come together to share cultural, art, history, culinary arts significant to people and strengthen trade connections. Pier-48 tenants will make up a "-Washington Community" dedicated to improving the relationships of "Alaska-Canada Seaport Neighborhoods" and respective local economy. Pier 48 will serve as an economic trade center where business, merchants, commerce and local traditions can develop strong alliances and bonds to collaborate and share resources, educational and business services network that provides access to transportation mobility.

Pier-48 will become and known as a hub for "Alaska-Canada Trade and Transportation", promoting economic activity and business networks, a place for people to congregate on the central waterfront and perfect for many types of event functions, including banquets, social events, and wedding receptions at Seattle Washington Pier 48.

Pier-48 re-development will be architecturally designed to complement its surrounding central waterfront environment and is enhanced by magnificent water, mountain , harbor, shipping and ferry transportation views. As a natural extension of the adjacent Central Waterfront Harbor, Pioneer Square, International District, SODO Business District and, Railway Transportation Passenger Station and Private Passenger Railcar Complex Center, Pier 48 is within walking distance of Seattle's Commercial and Downtown Business Center and thriving central waterfront where you can observe Puget Sound, Elliott Bay Shipping, Ferry Services and Waterway Transportation Trade and Commerce in panoramic views of the Pacific Northwest.

Pier-48 will serve as a dynamic venue for Alaska and Washington-Canada trade and business development opportunities in Seattle and Rail Line Community Regions and National Corridors. Pier-48 complex will offer various shops, restaurants, art galleries cultural boutiques, Alaska trade organizations, meeting/conferencee hall for public-private gatherings and other business service amenities.

Pier Alaska-Canada Rail Ferry Terminal will become a dynamic central waterfront tourist attraction and significant part of Seattle's Transportation Centers









ESTIMATED PASSENGER FARE ROUND-TRIP SEATTLE-WHITTIER

  • 12-64 ages 2-Adult Passenger Fare: $3, 488 Round-Trip
  • TOTAL PASSENGER REVENUE PER SAILING $2,092,800.00

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  • The S.S. SPARTAN will offer Spacious Outer Decks For:



    - Walking
    - Jogging
    - Lounge Chairs
    - Photography
    - Shuffle Board
    - Other Deck Recreation

    The S.S. SPARTAN will offer Spacious Inner Decks For:








  • Grand Dinning Room
  • Deli-Buffet-Style Galley
  • 4:pm Wine & Cheese Tasting
  • Refreshments & Snack Bar
  • Spacious Lounge Areas
  • Art Sales & Viewing Areas
  • Live Entertainment
  • Library & Museum
  • Private Staterooms
  • Health SPA & Steam Room
  • More Recreational Activities








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  • New York New Jersey Rail, LLC:
    Connects railroads to Jersey City, NJ, & Brooklyn, NY.

  • Alaska Marine Lines:
    Connects Alaska Railroad at Whittier, AK to Seattle, WA, "Sea-Train Barge".

  • Canadian National Railway:
    Connects Whittier, AK to Prince Rupert, BC, operates "AquaTrain-Barge".

  • Central Gulf Railroad:
    Connects Mobile, AL to Coatzacoalcos & Veracruz, MX for BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS & NS.

  • Bay Coast Railroad:
    Connects Norfolk to Cape Charles, VA, operates two Chesapeake Bay Ferries.

  • Puerto Rico Railway:
    Connects Ponce, Puerto Rico to Mobile, Alabama, barge services.

  • INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY FERRIES

    A railroad car float or rail barge is defined as an unpowered barge with rail tracks mounted on its deck. It is used to move railroad cars across bodies of water, to locations they could not otherwise accessible, which are towed/pushed by a tugboat, as opposed to a train ferry, which is self-powered.

    In the Pacific Northwest Region of Puget Sound Inland Waters, the Railroads adapted rail-barge services to transport freight. As the ship-rail technology of using ships was never introduced to the region. This may have been do to domestic Steamship Companies reluctance to apply new technology to there services. This can be especially true during Seattle's Steamship Services to Alaska, which may have been a factor in the failure in mid-1950's of shipping companies and introduction of containerization.

    In 1833 the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway operated a wagon ferry on the Forth and Clyde Canal in Scotland. In April 1836 the first railroad car ferry in the U.S., the Susquehanna entered service on the Susquehanna River between Havre de Grace and Perryville, Maryland. The first 'modern' design of ferry, the Leviathan, was designed in 1849 by Thomas Grainger for the Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway to cross the Firth of Forth between Granton and Burntisland. The service commenced on 3 February 1850. It was intended as a temporary measure until the railway could build a bridge, but this was not opened until 1890, its construction delayed in part by repercussions from the catastrophic failure of Thomas Bouch's Tay Rail Bridge; Bouch designed the ferry loading mechanism.

    The largest train ferry ever built was the Contra Costa, serving the mainline of the Central Pacific, assumed by its affiliate, the Southern Pacific at the Carquinez Strait in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Its sister ship, the Solano (built before the Contra Costa) was the second largest train ferry ever built.








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    MIGHTY SPARTAN SAILS AT 15.6 KNOTS
    COAL-NATURAL GAS TO STEAM PROPULSION SHIP

    WEATHER & SEA RELIABILITY

    The S.S. Spartan was built for year 'round sea conditions, capable of sailing in almost all types of weather and seas encountered during her commission.

    SS Spartan is one of the largest Rail-Passenger steam propulsion ferry ever built for Chesapeake and Ohio Railway to sail Lake Michigan, and has provided safe and reliable railway ferry transportation for twenty-seven years. The S.S. Spartan is a national treasure, It can offer 15.6 knots cruising speed between Whittier and Seattle shippers and the ultimate travel experience for business and vacation adventure.

    SS Spartan is currently a coal-fired steamship with capacity to convert its four Foster-Wheeler water-tube type D boilers to "Natural Gas" fired boilers to generate 450psi with local domestic fuel, with intent for preservation of ship's extraordinary historical commitment to maintaining a unique propulsion system that can be designated as a national mechanical engineering landmark. The S.S. Spartan would offers Alaska and Washington State an authentic railway steamship experience for business and tourism.

    The 410' S.S. Spartan, know as the "Might Spartan" entered service in October 1952, designed specifically to handle the rough seas and weather conditions that it would likely encounter during year round sailing. Built primarily to transport railroad freight and passenger railcars, but with superior passenger services and accommodations, the Spartan reigned as "Might Spartan" railway steam ferries during the "Golden Era" of luxury railway services ports of call. By the Seventies, changing railroad economics condemned SS Spartan in September 1979 decommissioned mothball fleet.

    Chesapeake and Ohio Railway never tapping into the opportunity to serve a wider diversity of transportation needs of the railway tourism.

    The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Ferries demise was devastating to the communities, thousands of passengers and business services. However, in 2012, American Train Destination Lines entrepreneur named Louis Charles Hoffman Alloin committed "The Railway Business Car Service" to reinvent the S.S. Spartan, during depress economy and Seattle interest to redevelop the central waterfront to active center, that included increasing commercial venture for port industries to once again carry passengers and motor-rail vehicles to Whittier, Alaska.

    The SS Spartan remains unused, tied up in the Ludington harbor. However, the Spartan, like her sister ship up north, could still offer ferry service for large trucks, oversize loads, Autos, Railcars and a romantic journey into the nostalgic days when the railroad carferries were the queens of the Great Lakes.

    This unique Seattle Central Waterfront Project, blends maritime and railway tradition with new innovation applications of technology, history, culture, arts and economic business develop that SS Spartan affords a new opportunity to take a step forward to increase maritime travel services as the city of destination.





    ALASKA DOT WHITTIER
    WASHINGTON DOT SEATTLE
    S SPARTAN SPARTAN FLEET
    SPARTAN SEARCH ABOUT SS SPARTAN
    RAILWAY FERRIES TRAIN FERRIES
    ANN ARBOR RAILROAD MICHIGAN RAILCAR FERRY
    CANADIAN NATIONAL AQUA-TRAIN AQUA-TRAIN
    ATKINSON ARTHUR K ATKINSON
    AQUA-TRAIN PHOTOS SPARTAN PHOTOS
    ATKINSON PHOTOS CITY OF MIDLAND 41
    SEATTLE CENTRAL WATERFRONT PIER 48 PHOTOS
    ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY PORT OF SEATTLE PIER 48
    PIER 48 RESOLUTION 3601 NATURAL GAS COMPATIBLE
    ENGINE & BOILER DATA SS SPARTAN NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
    LAKE MICHIGAN RAIL FERRIES UNIFLOW STEAM ENGINE
    THERMAL EFFICIENCY FOSTER WHEELER BOILER
    BOILER TECHNOLOGY BOILERS
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    The Purpose of this section is to show the relationship of economic development and potential impact that motor-rail-passenger ship operating at the Port of Seattle, Washington with Railroad Industry local supplier, services and products.

    This compilation of potential business opportunities does not address Central Waterfront, Historical Pioneer Square, SODO District and Downtown Merchant Shops, Restaurants, Boutiques, Hotels that potential passenger; their family and friend would patronize prior to boarding ship or trains.


    POTENTIAL CONTRACT SERVICES & SUPPLIER LIST:

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    If your business is not listed and you would like to be included in this project:







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    The Purpose of this section is to show the relationship of economic development and potential impact that motor-rail-passenger ship operating in Seattle, Washington and at the Port of Whithier, Alaska with local and Rail Line Communities supplier, services and products.


    POTENTIAL CONTRACT & SUPPLIER LIST:

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    If your business is not listed and you would like to be included in this project:







    The Alaska Steamship Company Vessels were never built to carrier motorized vehicles, nor railcar, which limited the type of cargo that could be transported, include fact that the company never applied Intermodal Freight Transport Technology fleet.

    In 1955 containerization became part of the freight cargo shipping standards, a former trucking company owner Malcom McLean worked with engineer Keith Tantlinger to develop the modern intermodal container. The challenge was to design a shipping container that could efficiently be loaded onto ships and held securely on long sea voyages. The result was a 8 feet (2.4 m) tall by 8 ft (2.4 m) wide box in 10 ft (3.0 m)-long units constructed from 2.5 mm (0.098 in) thick corrugated steel. The design incorporated a twistlock mechanism atop each of the four corners, allowing the container to be easily secured and lifted using cranes. After helping McLean make the successful design, Tantlinger convinced him to give the patented designs to the industry; this began international standardization of shipping containers.

    Regular monthly boat service from U.S. ports to Alaska began in 1867 following the purchase of Alaska from Russia. Occupation troops were dispatched and cargo and mail soon followed. By 1875 several ship lines were making the voyage up the Panhandle in spite of often inhospitable waters and a treacherous coastline. The first tourists began booking passage as reports of unparalleled scenery were increasingly publicized.

    On August 3, 1894, Charles E. Peabody, Capt. George Roberts, Capt. Melville Nichols, George Lent, Frank E. Burns and Walter Oakes formed the Alaska Steamship Company which would eventually enjoy a near monopoly of freight and passenger service to Alaska.. This group of six men began gathering $30,000 by selling 300 shares of stock, at $100 each. Charles Peabody was named president of the company.

    On Jan. 21, 1895, the Alaska Steamship Company was finalized. The first vessel purchased was the 140-foot steamer WILLAPA.

    Sustaining the company's growth was the completion of a railroad into the interior, encouraging mining activity for precious metals that brought both fortune-seekers and tourists. By 1905, activity shifted from the Juneau/Skagway area to Valdez/Cordova, then eventually to Nome, where Alaska Steamship was ready to capitalize on the bonanza by switching its ships accordingly. At the end of 1897, Charles Peabody reorganized the Alaska Steamship Co. and his fleet expanded rapidly as the Klondike gold stampede mounted. In 1898 the stockholders formed the Puget Sound Navigation Co. as an inland water subsidiary. That new company was registered in Nevada where corporate laws were more lenient. The Puget Sound routes were a natural place for the company to recycle some of its smaller original vessels as they became obsolete for the strenuous Alaska runs.

    As the turn of the century was approaching, several events were causing tremendous increases in Southeast Alaskan marine travel: religious missions were being established, fish canneries were being built and gold had been discovered. The Inside Passage was a major route to overland staging areas for the gold fields.

    In 1902, Peabody and his associates initiated through Puget Sound Navigation Co. a Port Townsend and Port Angeles to Victoria steamship route for both freight and passengers. Pacific Steamship Co. was caught napping as they had committed all their ships to the Klondike run, which was still running as the gold rush slowly subsided. The other possible competitor, Canadian Pacific Railway, initially declined to compete on the route, concentrating instead on their Empress ocean going sleek steamships that connected with their rail route across the Canadian Rockies and their Empress Hotels in Victoria and Vancouver. On May 2, 1903, the Alaska Steamship Co., purchased the controlling stock of La Conner Trading & Transportation Co. The new concern was initially named Inland Navigation Co. but as Puget Sound Navigation Co., the resulting company would become the biggest inland shipping company of Puget Sound. Charles Peabody controlled the majority of stock and he became president of the enlarged company. Soon afterwards, Peabody became chairman of the board.

    In 1909, a group known as the Alaska Syndicate, with funds from J.P. Morgan and the Guggenheim Family Company, bought the Alaska Steamship Company so they could mine copper in the Wrangell Mountains. They merged the company with the Northwestern Steamship Co. Limited , keeping the Alaska Steamship Company name. The merger of the two companies just about gave them a monopoly in the Alaska shipping industry. They expanded the fleet into 18 ships and expanded service in Alaska from Ketchikan to Kotzebue. In 1912 Charles Peabody retired from Alaska Steamship Company and was replaced by S.W. Eccles of the Guggenheim Company. In 1915, Kennecott, Alaska Copper Company was formed and began acquiring stock from the Alaska Steamship Company.

    The Jones Act, passed by Congress in 1920, known as the Merchant Marine Act, helped the Alaska Steamship and the Pacific Steamship companies. The law prohibited shipping between any two United States ports in anything but American-built ships. Two Canadian shipping companies serving Southeast Alaska communities were forced out of the Alaska market. In the 1930s Alaska Steam purchased is long time rival, the Pacific Steamship Company. Responding to Alaskans complaints about irregular service and high rates, Congress passed the Intercoastal Shipping Act in 1933. It called for definite shipping schedules and approved, published cargo rates.

    At the outbreak of the Second World War, Alaska Steamship had a fleet of 16 vessels operating out of Seattle to Skagway, Seward and Nome. During World War II, the federal government took control of most U.S. registered ships for the war effort, including the ships of the Alaska Steamship Company and the company became an agent for the War Administration, was assigned its own ships and was given sixty others to manage.

    It returned to peacetime operations under the ownership of Skinner and Eddy Corporation, Seattle, which purchased the Alaska Steamship in August 1944 for $4,290,000. During World War 2 five ships were lost.

    After the war, the Alaska shipping industry changed. Only two major companies, Alaska Steamship Company and Northland Transportation Company served Alaska, both owned by the Skinner and Eddy Corporation in Washington. Before the war, 42 ships served Alaska; in 1948 only seven. The change was due to the end of federal subsidies, rising labour costs, and new competition from truckers and air carriers. The Alaska Steamship Company started to use tugs and barges and container ships. Tugs and barges could travel faster and operated with smaller crews 5 to 7 workers as compared to 30 to 40 on freighters. Containers could be trucked, lifted on and off, and trucked away, allowing faster loading.

    The first passenger sailing out of Seattle was undertaken by ALASKA in January 1946. She was subsequently followed by the YUKON, ALEUTIAN, BARANOF and DENALI. Ports of call northbound were Ketchikan (two days), Juneau (three days) and Seward (five days), with occasional calls at Wrangell, Petersburg, Skagway, Sitka, Cordova, Valdez, Kodiak and Seldovia. Southbound, the steamers called at the same ports they stopped at heading north. All steamers had accommodation for over 200 passengers ranging from steerage to a deluxe cabin with private bath. It was during this period that the company decided to concentrate on tourism.

    The Inside Passage to Alaska was a hazardous journey and Alaska Steamship was no stranger to its perils. On 4 February 1946 at 4 am during a blinding snowstorm and strong north easterly winds the YUKON ran aground near Cape Fairfield. Heavy seas prevented the launching of boats until daylight, by which time rescue vessels arrived to take off the frightened passengers and crew. Some years later another calamity was the collision of BARANOF with the Greek steamer Triton on 26 July 1952 near Nanaimo with the loss of two of the crew of the latter.

    Many factors contributed to Alaska Steamship's eventual termination of passenger service. Firstly, there were continued labor problems caused by longshoremen, seamen and stewards. Secondly, the arrival of an air service (partly subsidized by the Government) to Alaska took away potential passengers and freight bookings and thirdly was the end of charter privileges and subsidy payments. The Alaska Steamship Company was facing insurmountable financial difficulties that even a new fleet of steamers could not remedy.

    On 6 July 1954 therefore Mr. D.E. Skinner the president of Alaska Steamship Company announced that his firm was moving out of the passenger business. The BARANOF was immediately laid up, the ALASKA sailed until August, the DENALI made the company’s last passenger sailing in September 1954, The ships were then sold off.

    The Alaska Steamship Company now concentrated on the carriage of cargo but declining revenues, rising operation costs forced the Company to shut down in January 1971.

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    VESSEL BUILT SERVICE STATISTICS TONAGE
    Alameda 1883 built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia | ex- Alameda, 1910 purchased from Oceanic Navigation Company (Matson) not renamed, 28 November 1931 burned at Seattle pier. 3,000
    Alaska (1) 1889 built by John Roach & Son, Chester | ex- Kansas City built for Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah, 1909 sold to Portland & San Francisco Steamship Co. not renamed, 1915 sold to Union Iron Works, San Francisco, resold to Alaska Steamship Company renamed Alaska, 6 August 1921 stranded and sank at Blunt’s Reef, California. 3,678
    Alaska (2) 1923 built by Todd Drydock & Construction Co., Seattle | 1954 sold to Margo Pacific Lines renamed Mazatlan, 1955 scrapped. 4,515
    Aleutian (1) 1898 built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia | ex- Havana built for New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., ex- Panama 1905, 1905 purchased from Panama Railroad Steamship Co. renamed Aleutian, 26 May 1929 sank off Kodiak Island. 5,708
    Aleutian (2) 1906 built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia | ex- Mexico, 1929 purchased from Ward Line renamed Aleutian, 1955 sold to Caribbean Atlantic Lines as the tropical cruise liner renamed Tradewind, 1956 scrapped in Belgium. 6,361
    Baranof 1919 built by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden | ex- Santa Elisa, 1936 purchased from Grace Line renamed Baranof, 1955 scrapped. 4,990
    Chena   see Chief Washakie.  
    Chief Washakie 1942 built by Oregon Ship Building Corp., Portland, Oregon | ex- Chief Washakie Liberty ship type EC-S-C1, 1946 purchased from United States Maritime Commission by Northland Transportation Co., 1949 purchased by Alaska Steamship Co. not renamed, 1950 renamed Chena, 1953 modified to carry containers, 1971 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,216
    Chippewa 1900 built by Craig SB Co., Toledo for Arnold Transit Co., Mackinaw, Mich. | 1907 purchased by Alaska SS Co., 1908 transferred to Puget Sound Nav. Co., 1951 sold to Washington Toll Bridge Authority, Seattle. 1968 converted to floating restaurant. 996
    Columbia 1906 built by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, New York | ex- President built for Pacific Coast Steamship Company, 1916 purchased by Pacific Steamship Company (Admiral Line) renamed Dorothy Alexander, 1926 sold to R. Dollar & Co. not renamed, 1938 sold to Alaska Steamship Co. renamed Columbia, 1946 sold to Empresa de Navegacio Mercante SARL renamed Portugal, 1952 scrapped at La Spezia. 5,270
    Cordova 1912 built by Harlan & Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Del. | 1947 sold to Lee Che Industrial Co., Shanghai renamed Lee Kung. 1949 sold to Wallem & Co., Panama reverted to Cordova.1951 scrapped at Hong Kong. 2,273
    Curacao 1895 built by W. Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia for Atlantic & Caribbean SS Co., Wilmington, Del. | 1934 purchased from Admiral Line, Tacoma, 1940 sold to China Hellenic Lines, Piraeus renamed Hellenic Skipper. 10th Jul.1940 caught fire off Astoria, Wash, taken in tow but sank on 13th July. 1,503
    Denali 1927 built by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News | ex- Caracas, 1938 purchased from Atlantic & Caribbean S.N. Co. (Red D Line) renamed Denali, 1954 sold to Peninsular & Occidental Steamship Co., Miami renamed Cuba, 1955 renamed Southern Cross, 1960 scrapped. 4,302
    Dirigo 1898 built by P. Mathews, Grays Harbor, Wash. for J. S. Kimball Co, San Francisco | 1900 purchased by Alaska SS Co. 16th Nov.1914 sank 100 miles west from Cape Fairweather on voyage Cordova, Alaska to Seattle. 843
    Dolphin 1892 built by Ropner & Son, Stockton as AL. FOSTER for Al. Foster Steamboat Co., New York. | 1898 renamed THE FOSTER, 1899 renamed Dolphin by Liewer Steamboat Co, New York, 1901 purchased by Alaska SS Co., 1920 sold to Chile, 1923 to Mexican Navy, converted to gunboat renamed Plan de Guadelupe. 824
    Dora 1880 built by M. Turner, San Francisco for Alaska Commercial Co., San Francisco | 1908 purchased from Northwestern SS Co., Seattle, 1913 reclassified to 320 tons, 1920 sold to Bering Sea Fisheries Co., Seattle. 1920 wrecked. 198
    Edith 1882 built by J. L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland | Built as Glenochil for Glenochil SS Co., Leith, 1901 purchased by A. H. Bull & Co., New York renamed Edith. 1906 North Western SS Co., Seattle. 1908 Alaska SS Co., Port Angeles, Wash. 30th Aug.1915 abandoned off Cape Hinchenbrook, Alaska. 2,424
    Fortuna 1944 built by Permanente Metals Corporation (Shipbuilding Division), No.2 Yard, Richmond, California | ex- Samuel L. Cobb Liberty ship type EC-S-C1, 1946 purchased from United States Maritime Commission by States Marine Lines renamed Volunteer State, 1955 sold to Alaska SS Co., Seattle, renamed Fortuna, 1971 developed deck cracks in bad weather in Gulf of Alaska and returned to Seattle, 1971 scrapped in Taiwan. 7,216
    Galena 1945 built by Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Duluth, Minnesota | ex- Lever's Bend, standard ship type C1-M-AV1 built for War Shipping Administration, 1946 transferred from Grace Line to United Fruit Company, 1955 purchased renamed Galena, 1967 to Marad, 1972 scrapped. 3,805
    Iliamna 1944 built by New England Shipbuilding Corporation, East Yard, South Portland, Maine | ex- Edmond Mallett Liberty ship type EC-S-C1, 1951 purchased from United States Maritime Commission renamed Iliamna modified to carry containers, 1972 scrapped in Taiwan. 7,216
    Indianapolis 1904 built by Craig SB Co., Toledo | 1906 purchased from Indiana Transportation Co., Chicago, 1908 transferred to Puget Sound Nav. Co., Seattle, 1938 scrapped at Seattle. 765
    Jefferson 1904 built by E. W. Heath, Tacoma. | 1925 scrapped at Seattle. 1,615
    Kenai 1904 built by Risdon Iron Works, San Francisco as the General Mifflin for U.S. Army | 1934 purchased by Alaska SS Co. renamed Kenai, 1942 sold to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, 1963 scrapped. 336
    Kennecott 1921 built by Todd Drydock & Construction Co., Tacoma | 1923 wrecked.at Hunters Point, south of Frederick Island. 8,425
    Latouche 1910 built by Moran Co., Seattle | Built for Alaska SS Co. 1940 sold to Madrigal & Co., Manila. 2nd Jan.1942 captured by Japanese renamed Azuchi Maru. 21st Oct.1944 sunk by U.S. air attack north of Cebu. 2,332
    Mariposa 1883 built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia | ex- Mariposa, 1912 purchased from Oceanic Navigation Company (Matson) not renamed, 18 December 1917 sank after hitting Straits Island Reef, British Columbia. 3,000
    Mount McKinley 1918 built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia | ex- Santa Luisa, ex- El Salvador 1928, ex- Santa Ana 1931, 1931 purchased from Grace Line renamed Mount McKinley, 1942 wrecked. 4,847
    Nadina 1944 built by Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation, Savannah, Georgia | ex- William G. Lee Liberty ship type EC-S-C1 United States Maritime Commission, 1949 sold to Dorian SS Co., Panama renamed Dorian Prince, 1949 purchased renamed Nadina later modified to carry containers, 1964 converted into a container ship, 1970 scrapped in Japan. 7,216
    Nenana 1944 built by J. A. Jones Construction Company, Brunswick, Georgia | ex- Felix Riesenberg, Liberty ship type EC-S-C1, built for United States Maritime Commission, 1951 sold to Pacific Waterways Corp. (Palmer Shipping.Corp., NY) renamed Transatlantic, 1959 purchased renamed Nenana modified to carry containers, 1970 laid up, 1972 scrapped in Taiwan. 7,216
    Northwestern 1890 built by John Roach & Son, Chester | ex- Orizaba built for New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., 1906 purchased by Northwest (Northern) Steamship Co. renamed Northwestern, 1909 Northwest (Northern) Steamship Co. merged with Alaska Steamship Co., 1940 to US Government, 1942 bombed at Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians while serving as an accommodations ship. 3,497
    Oduna 1945 built by New England Shipbuilding Corporation, East Yard, South Portland, Maine | ex- Francia A. Retka, Liberty ship type EC-S-C1, built for United States Maritime Commission, 1951 sold to Tramp Cargo Carriers, NY renamed Liberty Bell, 1956 to Polarus SS Co., NY renamed I.R. Lashins, 1957 to Southport SS Corp., NY renamed Southport, 1964 purchased renamed Oduna and modified to carry containers, 26 November 1965 aground at Cape Pankor, Unimak Island, Alaska and total loss. 7,216
    Ohio 1873 built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia | ex- Ohio, 1898 purchased from American Line not renamed, 1909 wrecked on the coast of British Columbia. 3,488
    Olympia 1887 built by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow | Laid down as Doune Castle but completed as Dunbar Castle for Castle Mail Packet (later Union Castle Line), 1895 sold to Fairfield Ship Building and Engineering Co. in part payment for the Tantallon Castle, renamed Olympia and resold to R. Barnwell of London, 1897 sold to the Scottish American Steam Ship Co., Glasgow (Sir W. G. Pearce manager) and later by W. M. Rhodes for use in the USA as the Northern Pacific Steamship Line, 1898 when war with Spain was declared, sold to the North America Mail Steam Ship Co. of Tacoma for operation of the Tacoma (terminal of the Northern Pacific railway Co.) - Victoria - Yokohama - Hong Kong - in parallel with the Canadian Pacific service out of Vancouver, 1903 owned by the North Western Steam Ship Co. of Seattle ( J. Rosine manager), 1904 purchased yards removed and three lifeboats installed on each side, 10 December 1910, wrecked on the coast of Alaska. 2,682
    Pennsylvania 1873 built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia | ex- Pennsylvania, 1898 purchased from American Line not renamed, 1910 sold to Pacific Mail SS Co. not renamed, 1918 destroyed by fire. 3,104
    Redondo 1902 built by Craig SB Co., Toledo for Swayne & Hoyt, San Francisco | 1915 purchased from Inter-Ocean Transportation Co., St. Paul, Minn. 1920 reclassified to 1,130 tons. 1935 converted to barge, 1948 sunk at Richmond, Cal. 679
    Rosalie 1893 built by Chas. G. White, Alameda, Calif. for James J. Ebert, Seattle | 1899 purchased from Northwestern SS Co., Seattle, 1902 transferred to Puget Sound Nav. Co., 1918 burnt in Seattle Harbor. 319
    Santa Ana 1900 built by H. R. Reed & Sons, Coos Bay, Oregon for A. W. Beadle & Co., San Francisco | 1908 purchased by Alaska SS Co. from Northwestern SS Co., Seattle.1923 sold to Wallace Langley, Seattle, 1934 deleted from registers. 1,250
    Seward 1907 built by Todd Drydock & Construction Co., Seattle | Built for North Western Steamship Co., 1909 Northwest Steamship Co. merged with to Alaska SS Co., 1916 sold to W. C. Proctor, Cincinatti. 7th Apr.1917 captured and sunk by U.52 off Port Vendres. 3,390
    Skagway 1908 built by The Moran Co, Seattle | ex- Stanley Dollar, 1919 purchased from Dollar Steamship Line renamed Skagway, 1924 sold to W. M. Mitchell, Seattle, 1924 sold to Skagway SS Co. (G. H. Walker), Los Angeles, 16 December 1929 beached on fire near Cape Flattery on voyage San Francisco - Tacoma, total loss. 1,838
    Talkeetna 1944 built by Permanente Metals Corporation (Shipbuilding Division), No.2 Yard, Richmond, California | ex- William Allen White, Liberty ship type EC-S-C1, built for United States Maritime Commission, 1951 sold to Tak Shipping.Corp. (Palmer Shipping.Corp., NY) renamed Transpacific, 1959 purchased renamed Talkeetna modified to carry containers, 1967 sold to Amicus Carriers, NY renamed Amicus, 1968 scrapped in Taiwan. 7,216
    Tonsina 1944 built by Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland | ex- Chung Tung (launched as William Hodson) Liberty ship type EC-S-C1, built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 renamed Arthur P. Fairfield, 1948 renamed Admiral Arthur P. Fairfield, 1951 sold to Pacific Cargo Carriers Corp (Orion Shipping & Trading Co., NY) renamed Sea Coronet, 1954 purchased renamed Tonsina modified to carry containers, 1964 converted into a container ship, 1970 scrapped in Japan. 7,216
    Victoria 1870 built by John Elder & Co., Dumbarton | ex- Parthia built for Cunard Line, 1884 sold to John Elder (shipbuilders) in part exchange for new ship, 1887 chartered to Canadian Pacific, 1891 sold to Northern Pacific Steamship Co. renamed Victoria, 1898 sold to North American SS Co., 1904 sold to North Western Steamship Co., 1909 North Western Steamship Co. merged with to Alaska SS Co.,1952 laid up, 1954 sold to Straits Towing & Salvage Co. in use as a barge, 1956 renamed Straits Maru and scrapped. 3,167
    Whatcom 1901 built by E. W. Heathe, Everett, Wash as MAJESTIC for Thompson Steamboat Co., Seattle | 1904 purchased by Alaska SS Co. renamed Whatcom, 1905 transferred to Puget Sound Nav. Co., 1922 renamed City of Bremerton, 1938 scrapped at Seattle. 657
    Willapa 1882 built by Frank Whelan, Astoria, Ore. | Built as the tug General Miles for Ilwaco S.N. Co, Ilwaco, Wash. 1891 rebuilt as passenger ship for Portland & Coast SS Co., Portland, renamed Willapa. 1895 purchased by Alaska SS Co., Seattle. 19th Mar.1897 stranded near Bella Bella, BC, refloated and sold to Canadian Pacific Nav. Co., Victoria, BC. 1903 sold to Bellingham Bay Transportation Co., Port Townsend, Wash renamed Bellingham. 1917 rebuilt to a lighter and had various owners until deliberately burned at Seattle on 13th Aug.1950. 333
    Yucatan 1890 built by Delaware River SB Co., Chester, Pa. for J. E. Ward & Co., New York | 1908 purchased from Northwestern SS Co., Seattle, 1911 sold to North Pacific SS Co., San Francisco, 1914 repurchased by Alaska SS Co., 1915 resold to North Pacific SS Co., 1917 sold to Japan renamed Shinkai Maru. 1929 scrapped. 3,497
    Yukon 1899 built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia | ex- Colon, ex- Mexico 1905, 1923 purchased from Panama Railroad Co. renamed Yukon, 4 February 1946 ran aground in Johnstone Bay. 5,747

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    ARIZONA PRIVATE RAILCAR

    America Railcar Charters
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    Travel in elegance, with top of the line Pullman-style, dining, observation room with wet bar, TV/VCR, radio, stereo, cassette player, cellular phone, and open platform.
    Capacity:    One master bedroom, 2 double bedrooms, shower, kitchen            
    Inquiries : 6460-13 East Trailridge Circle, Mesa, Arizona, 85215
    Reservations:  480-396-5224


    Vista Canyon
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    Vista Canyon is operated by Arizona Railway Museum. Built by Pullman-Standard in 1947 as a round-end observation car for service on the Santa Fe's premier "Super Chief." Round-end squared off for mid-train operation in 1956. Retired in 1968.
    Capacity:    One master bedroom, 2 double bedrooms, shower, kitchen            
    Inquiries : P.O. Box 842, Chandler, Arizona, 85244
    Reservations:  480-839-1703




    CALIFORNIA PRIVATE RAILCAR

    Silver Solarium
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    Take The Journey In A Historical California Zephyr Vista-Dome-Sleeper-Lounge Observation Car. Experience the comfort and luxury of rail adventure. Enjoy best cuisine dinning, then relax and enjoy observation lounge and panorama views.
    Capacity:    Four bedrooms sleep 9 with additional sleeping space available in the dome.            
    Inquiries : Rail Journeys West, 3770 Flora Vista Ave, #404, Santa Clara, California-95051
    Reservations: (408) 241-7807


    El Capitan
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    Experience Historical "Santa Fe" Coach Travel. El Capitan features a small food service galley and two spacious rest rooms.
    Capacity:    47 seats with sleeping pillows and blankets.            
    Inquiries :  Rail Journeys West, 3770 Flora Vista Ave, #404, Santa Clara, California-95051
    Reservations:  408-241-7807


    Southern Pacific 3105
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    This sleeper/baggage car is flexible with capacity to configured and support specific travel requirements.
    Capacity:    Sleeps 14, three utility rooms and shower/changing room, 30ft recreational area.            
    Inquiries :  Rail Journeys West, 3770 Flora Vista Ave, #404, Santa Clara, California-95051
    Reservations:  408-241-7807


    Silver Lariat
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    Capacity:    60 seats with Dining Tables.            
    Inquiries :  Rail Journeys West, 3770 Flora Vista Ave, #404, Santa Clara, California-95051
    Reservations: 408-241-7807


    Silver Rapids
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    Capacity:    6 Rooms occupancy 12 persons with annex rest room.            
    Inquiries : Rail Journeys West, 3770 Flora Vista Ave, #404, Santa Clara, California-95051
    Reservations: 408-241-7807


    Overland Trail
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    Journey along Santa Fe's famed "Surf Line" between Los Angeles and San Diego.
    Capacity:    39 seats with club lounge            
    Inquiries : The Overland Trail, 2054 South Halladay Street, Santa Ana, California-92707
    Reservations: 714-546-6923 or PH: 800.KEY.RAIL


    Colonial Crafts
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    Journey along Santa Fe's famed "Surf Line" between Los Angeles and San Diego.
    Capacity:    5 bedroom sleeper buffet lounge            
    Inquiries : The Overland Trail, 2054 South Halladay Street, Santa Ana, California-92707
    Reservations: 714-546-6923 or PH: 800.KEY.RAIL


    America Railcar Charters
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    Travel in elegance, with top of the line Pullman-style, dining, observation room with wet bar, TV/VCR, radio, stereo, cassette player, cellular phone, and open platform.
    Capacity:    One master bedroom, 2 double bedrooms, shower, kitchen            
    Inquiries : 6460-13 East Trailridge Circle, Mesa, Arizona, 85215
    Reservations:  480-396-5224


    The Train Source, Inc.
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    Experienced in providing private car and train services to celebrity and executive clients to assure discretion and privacy. Personnel have worked with major studios, independent producers and record/entertainment companies to operate/coordinate private trains operations on various railroads throughout the United States.
    Capacity:    Client Requirements            
    Inquiries :  P.O.Box 1366, Arcadia, California,91077
    Reservations: 818-606-8105


    Scottish Thistle
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    Built for senior executives, it is first-class in every way, with a rear observation deck, full salon, formal dining room. Coach's are heavy duty underframe, which gives you the smoothest ride available. Designed for service in northern climates, it is extraordinarily well insulated, with full air conditioning and heating system, which provides quiet comfort.
    Capacity:    Two double staterooms, kitchen and staff quarters            
    Inquiries : 12212 Afton Lane, Santa Ana, California, 92705
    Reservations: 714-544-5779


    Virginia City
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    Live the Legend by chartering a trip on the Virginia City. Choose from "Corporate", "General" or Stationary Charter. Tour the North American Rail Line Communities or San Francisco Peninsula Corridor
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : P.O. Box 610120, Redwood City, California, 94061
    Reservations: 650-369-5405


    General Rail Corporation
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    Tamalpais is fully self-contained, with galley, sleeping, dining, restroom & shower, and lounge facilities.
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries :  "Key Holidays" 1141 Bont Lane, Walnut Creek, California, 94596
    Reservations: 925-945-893 or PH: 800-783-0783


    Yolo Shortline Railroad
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    The Burrard Railcar offers a two and one half hour excursion on the Yolo Shortline or a trip to through the North American Continent, we are ready to provide you with an experience you will treasure forever.
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries :  341 Industrial Way, Woodland, California, 95776
    Reservations:  530-666-9698 PH: 800-942-6387


    Los Angeles
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    Elegantly Los Angeles Railcar is furnished with oversized chairs, sofa, marble topped tables, Aubusson carpet and open air observation platform.
    Capacity:    8 Guests            
    Inquiries : 205 Channel Dr, Novato, California, 94945
    Reservations: 415-899-9400  


    Los Angeles SP 131
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    Formerly Southern Pacific Business Car #131 Los Angeles, built by Pullman Co. in 1927. It was converted by the SP to a business car and assigned to the Northwestern Pacific as NWP No.1 "Redwood", then transferred back to the SP and became SP #131 "Western", then "Sacramento" and finally "Los Angeles 131.".
    Capacity:    3 Compartment, 2 Drawing Room            
    Inquiries : 471 W. Lemon Ave., Arcadia, California, 91007
    Reservations: 818 606-8105  


    Pacific Sands
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    Travel by Train on the 1950 ex-Union Pacific 10-6 sleeper Pacific Sands. with shower, kitchenette and diesel generator.
    Capacity:    22 Total, 10 in individual roomettes and 12 in double bedrooms            
    Inquiries : 24331 Muirlands Blvd Ste 4-319, Lake Forest, California, 92630
    Reservations:  949-707-0707  


    Palm Leaf
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    The Palm Leaf was built in 1951 by ACF for the Santa Fe Railroad's "SUPER CHIEF," the "train of the Stars".
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : 2230 So. Mitchell Road, Turlock, California, 95380
    Reservations:  209-632-5696  


    California Rail Tours
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    The Plaza Santa Fe was built by Pullman in 1950 as Pleasure Dome-Turquoise Dining Room and bar lounge 503 for the Santa Fe's "Super Chief".
    Capacity:    40 with nine-seat private dining room & bar-lounge           
    Inquiries : 12881 Jasper Way, Salinas, California, 93906

    Reservations: 831-443-4277  


    COLORADO PRIVATE RAILCAR

    Colorado Zephyrs
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    Pullman sleeper " Colorado Pine", ex L & N "Plantation Pine" were built in 1953 to plan 4183.
    Capacity:    12 persons, 4 Double Bedrooms and 6 Roomettes, galley, shower and entertainment system               
    Inquiries : Colorado Zephyrs, Inc., 1723 W. 102nd Ave. Thornton, CO 80260
    Reservations: 303-439-7190  Email: dpitts@cozx.com




    CONNECTICUT PRIVATE RAILCAR

    Greenwich Harbor
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    Former #7142 Roger Williams Parlor/Dinning Car Built in 1952 Budd for Pennsylvania RR Boston-Washington "Senator".
    Capacity:    37 Guests            
    Inquiries : Railway Entertainment Services, Inc 70 Deepwood Drive, Newington, Connecticut, 06111
    Reservations: 860-666-1030


    New York Central 3
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    Built for York Central Rilroad Harold Sterling Vanderbilt almost 75 years ago
    Capacity:    .            
    Inquiries :  50 Obtuse Road North, Brookfield, Connecticut, 06804
    Reservations:  (203) 775-9433



    FLORIDA PRIVATE RAILCAR

    Georgia 300
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    Built in 1930 Pullman as the "General Polk", Converted to Business Car 300 by Georgia RR in 1954.
    Capacity:    1 master bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 2 showers, dining room seats 6-8, observation room, open rear platform,            
    Inquiries :  P.O. Box 693, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32035
    Reservations:  (904) 261-6413



    GEORGIA PRIVATE RAILCAR

    The Survivor
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    Built in 1926 by American Car & Foundry as the "Japauldon" for F. W. Woolworth. Privately owned until 1941, then Baltimore & Ohio Business Car 902, Monon 3, and Louisville & Nashville 350. Interior is rare golden heart oak.
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries :  3380 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326
    Reservations:  (404) 266-1600



    IDAHO PRIVATE RAILCAR

    Bella Vista
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    Completely re-built in 2001, glimmering in teak and mahogany, classic elegance and offers superb viewing from both the dome and open viewing platform.
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries :  Rail Ventures Inc., 1055 Baldy Park Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
    Reservations:  888-533-7245


    Gallatin River
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    Luxuriously restored to bring back the interior elegance of glimmering Honduran Mahogany.
    Capacity:    6 double bedrooms and one master suite with 3 adjoining bathrooms with tiled showers and toilets. Each bedroom is equipped with a private vanity, sink, closets and drawer space, with individual heat and air conditioning controls. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, a television and a private bathroom and shower.            
    Inquiries : Rail Ventures Inc., 1055 Baldy Park Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
    Reservations:  888-533-7245

    Glacier Park
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    Graciously restored in Honduran Mahogany, with rich carpeting and tasteful furnishings. Superb viewing from both the dome and open viewing platform. An exquisite 12-seat dining parlor and galley complement the large observation lounge on the main level, which can easily be convert to meeting space, accommodating board meetings, sales meetings or corporate planning sessions.
    Capacity:    The dome seating includes two 4-seat booths, six swivel chairs and a U-shaped couch with a solid mahogany table, specifically designed for receptions or additional dining options. TV, stereo and audio visual components complement the car amenities.            
    Inquiries :  Rail Ventures Inc., 1055 Baldy Park Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
    Reservations:  888-533-7245


    Yerba Buena
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    Classic Observation Lounge and open platform, built as a sleeper in 1942 by the Pullman Company. Restored in teak and mahogany, with luxurious furnishings and classic fixtures.
    Capacity:    Two large drawing rooms and two compartments, elegantly restored, share a shower and dressing room, providing comfort and privacy by night. A private onboard chef prepares only the finest regional cuisine, served with fine wines in a private dining parlor.            
    Inquiries : Rail Ventures Inc., 1055 Baldy Park Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864
    Reservations:  888-533-7245



    ILLINOIS PRIVATE RAILCAR

    Echo Canyon
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    Former Union Pacific Coach, was built in 1961 Budd design and technology.
    Capacity:    44 seating and two bathrooms           
    Inquiries : American Rail Excursions, 1701 Sauk Trail, Sauk Village, Illinois, 60411
    Reservations:  708-758-6680


    Henry Hudson
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    is proud to announce the latest addition to our fine family of beautifully restored Budd built rail cars for charter or long-term lease, The "Henry Hudson"- a grill/buffet/diner (800644). Currently, The "Henry Hudson" is available for any rail trip requiring the services of a high capacity/volume food service car.
    Capacity:    One master bedroom, 2 double bedrooms, shower, kitchen            
    Inquiries : American Rail Excursions, 1701 Sauk Trail, Sauk Village, Illinois, 60411
    Reservations:  708-758-6680

    Mohave
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    Budd Built 1953, 48 Seat Coach for ATSF Railway Service The interior design is an Indian Motif.
    Capacity:    48 Seat Coach, Climate Controlled           
    Inquiries : American Rail Excursions, 1701 Sauk Trail, Sauk Village, Illinois, 60411
    Reservations:  708-758-6680


    Royal Street
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    1950 Pullman built stainless steel #800726 , former Louisville & Nashville tail car.
    Capacity:    5-double bedroom, lounge, observation round-end,            
    Inquiries : American Rail Excursions, 1701 Sauk Trail, Sauk Village, Illinois, 60411
    Reservations:  708-758-6680

    Silver Quail
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    Former CB&Q RR assigned to the California Zephyr.
    Capacity:    Eleven double bedroom sleeping car            
    Inquiries : American Rail Excursions, 1701 Sauk Trail, Sauk Village, Illinois, 60411
    Reservations:  708-758-6680


    Wingate Brook
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    Executive Sleeper/Lounge/Observation Car #800487 with 1948-1964 art deco interior
    Capacity:    One master bedroom, 2 double bedrooms, shower, kitchen            
    Inquiries : American Rail Excursions, 1701 Sauk Trail, Sauk Village, Illinois, 60411
    Reservations:  708-758-6680

    Golden Sand
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    Built by Budd in 1950 for the Southern Pacific.
    Capacity:    46-seat coach            
    Inquiries : American Rail Excursions, 1701 Sauk Trail, Sauk Village, Illinois, 60411
    Reservations:  708-758-6680


    Puget Sound
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    Budd Built 1955 for the Great Northern Railway as dome-coach #1323 (Amtk 39463) "Empire Builder".
    Capacity:    2 drawing rooms with 3 beds each, 2 compartments with 2 beds each enclosed bathrooms with shower and kitchen.            
    Inquiries : 360 N. Michigan Ave. #1009, Chicago, Illinois, 60601
    Reservations:  (800) 449-7796

    Sierra Hotel
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    Capacity:    One master bedroom, 2 double bedrooms, shower, kitchen            
    Inquiries : 360 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1009, Chicago, Illinois, 60601
    Reservations:  800-449-7796




    MARYLAND PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Built in 1923, restored authentic 1930.
    Capacity:    Sleeper-lounge-buffet            
    Inquiries : 123 Peppercorn Place, Edgewater, Maryland, 21037
    Reservations: 410-224-2992




    MICHIGAN PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Dome built in 1954 by Budd for Canadian Pacific.
    Capacity:    Observation-Lounge-Sleeper            
    Inquiries : Luxury Railcar Sales Inc., POB 1536, Saginaw, Michigan, 48605-1536
    Reservations: 989-797-1110  Email: Sales@LuxuryRailcarSales.com




    MINNESOTA PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    1940 Pullman
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : High Iron Travel Corp. POB 337 Waunakee, WI 53597
    Reservations: Voice & Fax: (608) 285-5489 Email: info@highirontravel.com



    MISSOURI PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Private Railcar Fleets,
    Capacity:            
    Inquiries : Mid America Railcar POB 220305, Kirkwood, Missouri, 63122
    Reservations:  314-374-3801


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    1948 Pullman for Frisco's "Meteor. Sold to Canadian National as "Rainbow Falls" in 1965 (VIA Rail Canada).
    Capacity:    4 double bedrooms, 13 roomettes, shower            
    Inquiries :  4360 Contessi Manor Court, St. Louis, Missouri, 63128
    Reservations:  (314) 692-1543

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    Built in 1928 by the Canadian Car and Foundry Company.
    Capacity:    Four Bedroom and Observation Lounge           
    Inquiries : Historic Rails, POB 411575, Kansas City, Missouri, 64141
    Reservations:  708-758-6680


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    Offers train fleet services
    Capacity:    One master bedroom, 2 double bedrooms, shower, kitchen            
    Inquiries :  RailCruise America, Union Station #400, St. Louis, Missouri, 63103
    Reservations:  314-231-9500



    NEVADA PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Budd-built in 1952 for CB&Q's "American Royal Zephyr.
    Capacity:    4 double bedrooms, 4 roomettes, 2 open sections, 2 showers, galley, dining/lounge and solarium observation vestibule.               
    Inquiries : Bing Golden Star Limited, LLC, PO Box 475, Katy, TX 77492
    Reservations: 713-299-5781 Fax: 281-647-6182  800-222-9066  Email: SilverIris@prodigy.net



    NEW JERSEY PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Built by Pullman in 1949 for Pennsylvania Railroad. Compatible on New Jersey Transit and the lines of the Morristown & Erie Railway.
    Capacity:                  
    Inquiries : Morristown & Erie Railway, 49 Abbett Avenue, PO Box 2206, Morristown, New Jersey, 07962
    Reservations: 973-267-4300   


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    Built in 1950 by the Pullman Company for the Santa Fe Railway #1572 and featured on the "El Capitan".
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : Rail & Cruise Travel Center, PO Box 652, Union, New Jersey, 07083
    Reservations:  908 688 7277   800 292 7245 Email: info@railandcruisetravel.com

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    1942 Pullman Standard 4-4-2 Sleeper.
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : Railcar Classics of America, Inc., 21 Patriot's Road, Morris Plains, New Jersey, 07950-1144
    Reservations:  973 538 7395


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    Built by Pullman in 1926 as observation lounge.
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries :  Morristown & Erie Railway, POB 2206, Morristown, New Jersey, 07962
    Reservations:  (973) 267-4300



    NEW YORK PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Built by ACF in 1922 for Wabash RR and former Norfolk & Western.
    Capacity:    1 master bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 2 open sections, crews quarters, 2 showers, dining room, meal service, observation lounge with wet bar and rear platform .               
    Inquiries :  21 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, New York, 11978
    Reservations: (631) 288-2835   


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    Built for the 1948 version of the famous 20th Century Limited.
    Capacity:    5 double-bedroom, buffet, lounge           
    Inquiries : POB 109, Morristown,New York, 07963
    Reservations:  215 801 6019   

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    Pullman-built in 1928 for New York Central subsidiary Pittsburgh & Lake Erie and former C&NW President James R. Wolfe.
    Capacity:    10 Guests            
    Inquiries : Adirondack Scenic Railroad, POB 84, Thendara, New York, 13472
    Reservations:  315-369-2479  877-508-6728



    NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Pullman Car
    Capacity:    10 Guest, 5 double rooms, lounge and kitchen               
    Inquiries :  2311 Hayloft Circle, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28226
    Reservations: (704) 364-6471  



    OHIO PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Three railcars: The Observatory, Birch Grove and Oliver Hazard Perry.(Dome, Business, and Sleeping Car)
    Capacity:    4-50 Guests            
    Inquiries : Cincinnati Railway Company, 11013 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OHIO, 45242
    Reservations:  513-791-7245   Fax: 513-791-0880


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    Luxurious mahogany observation lounge,
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : 207 Alamo Road, Middletown, OHIO, 45042
    Reservations: 513-422-5909

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    Capacity:    9 Guests            
    Inquiries :  Queen City Rail Tours, 2063 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, OHIO, 45211
    Reservations:  513-542-4939  


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    Northern Pacific Car
    Capacity:    Lounge seating, Bedroom and kitchen           
    Inquiries :  2940 Observatory Ave., Cincinnati, OHIO, 45208
    Reservations:  (513) 871-357



    PENNSYLVANIA PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Built by the Pullman Company in 1914 for Pennsylvania Railroad presidents and executives.
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : 237 W. Chestnut St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603
    Reservations:  717-394-7397  


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    Built Pennsylvania Railroad at Altoona Shops in 1928.
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : POB 822, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, 18977
    Reservations: (215) 504-2760

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    Capacity:    9 Guests            
    Inquiries : 4 Verna Dr, Wilshire, Pennsylvania, 19609
    Reservations: 610-678-3604  


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    Built by Budd Company in 1950 as a French Quarter Bar-Lounge #2992 for the Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited."Former Amtrak #3314 and renamed "Le Pub" lounge #3113. Currently Warrior Ridge #1157.
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : POB 822, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, 18977
    Reservations: (215) 504-2760



    SOUTH CAROLINA PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : Lancaster & Chester Railway, POB 1450, Lancaster, South Carolina, 29721
    Reservations:  803-286-2100  


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    Built by the Budd Company in 1950 as Pacific Island for Union Pacific. Features include an elegant mahogany lounge/dining interior.
    Capacity:    12 Guest, 6 double bedroom, Lounge, kitchen, and shower            
    Inquiries : Dominion Rail Voyages, LLC, 4351 Pembrook Village Drive, Alexandria, South Carolina, 22309-1862
    Reservations: 703-767-3606

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    1948 Pullman Private Railcar.
    Capacity:    12 Guests            
    Inquiries : POB 2477, Easley, South Carolina, 29641
    Reservations: (864) 859-9000  



    TENNESSEE PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Capacity:    56-Seat Coach            
    Inquiries : Watauga Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, POB 432, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37605
    Reservations: (423) 753-5797  Email: wataugavalley@embarqmail.com


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    Elegant Restaurant On Wheels
    Capacity:    36 Seat Dining Car            
    Inquiries : Watauga Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, POB 432, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37605
    Reservations: (423) 753-5797  Email: wataugavalley@embarqmail.com

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    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : Watauga Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, POB 432, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37605
    Reservations: (423) 753-5797  Email: wataugavalley@embarqmail.com



    TEXAS PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Pullman Car built in 1925 as "Corot" for New York Central "20th Century Limited.
    Capacity:    8 Guests, 6 compartment, 5 drawing Rooms, Dining Room, Observation and Platform.            
    Inquiries : POB 40472, Houston, Texas, 77240 Reservations: (281) 552-3401  


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    1928 Pullman Standard, former Michigan Central, NYC, PC and CXS Business Car
    Capacity:    8 Guests, 4 Bedrooms, Showers, Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge and Observation            
    Inquiries : Dallas Railroad Company, 2603 Fairmount Street., Dallas, Texas, 75201
    Reservations: 214 707-9700  

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    #800025 Club Car with observation deck.
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries :  Intermodal Transportation Center, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102
    Reservations: 123-456-7890  



    VIRGINIA PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Business Car featues oak wainscoting Interior.
    Capacity:    4 Guests. 2 Staterooms, Shower Dining Room            
    Inquiries : Classic Rail, 2612 Dewitt Ave, Alexandria, Virginia, 22301
    Reservations: 703-519-5230  Email: rsluebke@aol.com


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    Capacity:    8 Guests, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Compartments and 2 Drawing Rooms.            
    Inquiries : Classic Rail, 2612 Dewitt Ave, Alexandria, Virginia, 22301
    Reservations: 703-519-5230  Email: rsluebke@aol.com.

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    Built in 1923 by the Pullman Company as "Kitchi Gammi Club".
    Capacity:    10 Guests            
    Inquiries :  Virginia Rail, PO Box 1308, Salem, Virginia, 24153
    Reservations: 540-268-2958  



    WASHINGTON PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    A 1910 Pullman Car rebuilt in 1929 by the Denver & Rio Grande as an executive car.
    Capacity:    8 Guest, Observation Room, Servants Quarters, Full bathrooms and Full kitchen               
    Inquiries :  Bruce Siding, 1475 West Lee Road, Othello, Washington 99344
    Reservations: 509 488 2538  Fax 979.314.1369



    WEST VIRGINIA PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Capacity:    12 Gues               
    Inquiries : C. P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, POB 451, Kenova, West Virginia, 25530
    Reservations: 304-453-1641  



    WISCONSIN PRIVATE RAILCAR

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    Great Northern Business Coach
    Capacity:               
    Inquiries :  Minnesota Transportation Museum, 114 Depot Road, Osceola, Wisconsin, 54020
    Reservations: 715-755-3570  

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    Capacity:               
    Inquiries : David Kugler, 2816 West Grange Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53221 or 304 Isabella Lane, Horseshoe Bend, AR 72512
    Reservations:  414-281-7075 Office: 870-670-5951  Mobile: 414-517-6702  1-800-414-8050  Email: dkugler@northernsky.com


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    Built in 1949 by ACF for Seaboard Air Line. Former owned by Seaboard Coast Line and Amtrak.
    Capacity:    10 Guests, 5 Bedrooms, Shower, Washer and Dryer            
    Inquiries :  200 S. Washington St. Suite 310, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54301
    Reservations: (920) 437-1666  

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    Capacity:    8 Guests, 4 Bedrooms, Dining Room, Kitchen, Observation Roon and Platform            
    Inquiries : Fox River Rail Car Corporation, 254 West Rockwell Street, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121-1631
    Reservations: 715-292-8854  Fax: 262-723-2600 Email: allaboard@foxriverrail.com

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    Calumet Club Car #3378, built in 1952 by the Pullman Company for the Illinois Central Railroad.
    Capacity:    40 Seats, Bar and Lounge            
    Inquiries : Fox River Rail Car Corporation, 254 West Rockwell Street, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121-1631
    Reservations: 715-292-8854  Fax: 262-723-2600 Email: allaboard@foxriverrail.com


    STATES CURRENTLY OFFERING NO PRIVATE RAILCAR SERVICES

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    ALASKA
    ARKANSAS
    DELAWARE
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    HAWAII
    INDIANA
    IOWA
    KANSAS
    KENTUCKY
    LOUISIANA
    MAINE
    MASSACHUSETTS
    MISSISSIPPI

     
    MONTANA
    NEBRASKA
    NEW HAMPSHIRE
    NEW MEXICO
    NORTH DAKOTA
    OKLAHOMA
    OREGON
    PUERTO RICO
    RHODE ISLAND
    SOUTH DAKOTA
    UTAH
    VERMONT
    WYOMING

    CANADA CURRENTLY OFFERING NO PRIVATE RAILCAR SERVICES


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    BRITISH COLUMBIA
    MANITOBA NEWFOUNDLAND
    NEW BRUNSWICK
    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

     
    NOVA SCOTIA
    NUNAVUT
    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
    QUEBEC
    SASKATCHEWAN
    YUKON

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