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PROPOSED RAILWAY SHIPPING TRANSPORTATION

PIER 48 CENTRAL WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT MISSION

The Mission and Vision of the Mayor Seattle 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 "Mayor 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.

Thereby, creating necessary dialog and mutual understanding, to implement a working leadership core of interesting businessmen, investors, railway 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.

Currently, Railway Freight Car Shipping between Seattle & Whittier is done by "slow moving tug-barge" technology. Including, the movement of barge to differ ant 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 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".

Thus, allow Seattle and Alaska to increase rail passenger services, by the establishment of connections for "Private Railcar Passenger Industry, Amtrak/National Connecting Services, Rail Tourism Economic Development. To which Seattle 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 the 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 to use SS Spartan is to open a viable dialog, to toward development of such a services. Therefore, to further research for other available vessels or the 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 Al loin,
ATD LINES, President
RBCS, CEO
SRHS, Administrative Director
Memberships:
AARCO
NRHS
STC
ARCA
CWC Stakeholder





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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 SS 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 is to preservation of ship's extraordinary historical commitment to maintaining a unique propulsion system that can be designated as a national mechanical engineering landmark. The SS Spartan would offer Alaska and Washington State an authentic railway steamship experience for business and tourism.

The 410' SS 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 ferry during the "Golden Era" of luxury railway servicing 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 Spartan, during depress economy and Seattle interest to redevelop the central waterfront toward active business center, that included increasing commercial venture for port industries in Seattle, Washington and Whittier, Alaska.

The Spartan remains unused, tied up in Ludington Harbor. However, the Spartan, like her sister ship, could still offer ferry service for large trucks, oversize loads, autos, railcars and a romantic journey between Alaska and Washington State.

The Seattle Central Waterfront Project, blends maritime and railway tradition with new innovation applications of technology, history, culture, arts and economic business development, inwhich the Spartan can afford a new opportunity to take a step forward to increasing maritime travel and shipping services.





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The SS SPARTAN will offer Spacious Outer Decks For:



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

The SS 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




  • [FARE]


  • One-Way 71 Hours
  • Round-Trip 142 Hours

  • Seattle Departure Monday
  • Whittier Arrival Wednesday
  • Whittier Departure Thursday
  • Seattle Arrival Sunday





  • One-Way 1389 Nautical Miles
  • Round-Trip 2778 Nautical Miles





  • 12-64 ages 2-Adult Passenger Fare: $3,488.00 Round-Trip
  • 5-11 Children Fare: $1,744.00 Round-Trip
  • Children Under 5 $0.00





  • Pre-Boarding "PORT LOUNGE SERVICES"
  • Champaign Departure Included
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dining Included
  • Baggage Service Included
  • Stateroom Included
  • Wheelchair Access



  • Fare Does Not include Driver

  • One-Way up to 15ft $1,400.00
  • One-Way up to 19ft $1,700.00
  • One-Way up to 21ft $2,100.00
  • One-Way Bicycles $200.00
  • One-Way Kayak Racks Use $250.00
  • One-Way Storage Locker Use $250.00
  • Calculate vehicles over 21 feet:
    Multiply the total vehicle length by the rate of $110.00per foot.









  • TOTAL PASSENGER 600 REVENUE PER SAILING $2,092,800.00





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    COASTAL CLASSIC TRAIN SERVICES

    The Coastal Classic Train is a local favorite that winds through the stretch of wilderness between Anchorage and Seward. A string of massive glaciers visible from the track enriches the journey. This train travels to the shores of Resurrection Bay for convenient connection to Kenai Fjords National Park, whale watching, sea kayaking, tidewater glacier viewing, fishing, and dog sled rides.

    WHITTIER

    The rail journey starts between the glacier-capped Chugach mountains and Prince William Sound. Built by the U.S. Government during World War II as a hidden port, today Whittier is the gateway to a recreational wonderland. The Alaska Railroad from Whittier all the way to Fairbanks has spectacular scenery from the edge of Prince William Sound through the Chugach mountains.

    SEWARD

    The southern terminus of the railroad begins its climb through primeval forests of Sitka spruce. After crossing Snowy River, Kenai Lake comes into view, set off with its stunning aqua color and surrounded by soaring mountains.

    MOOSE PASS

    Thirty miles into the rail journey winding through Moose Pass, at the shores of Trail Lake. As the rail ascends into the Kenai Mountains, it leaves behind the forests and reveals mountain meadows and streams of gin-clear glacial waters. Trail Glacier appears on the right and soon after, the summit of Grandview at 1,063 feet. The historic Loop District, named for a complex series of trestles built to handle the steep grade in the age of steam engines. In the same stretch, Bartlett Glacier crowds the track just 800 feet away.

    PLACER RIVER VALLEY

    After passing through a series of short tunnels, the train descends to the Placer River Valley near Spencer Glacier. Moose, bear and wolves populate the valley among the willow and alder trees. Trumpeter swans migrate through in spring and fall and arctic terns hover above the ponds and river looking for small fish and insects. Twelve miles later Turnagain Arm appears, where 40-foot tides rush into the narrow confines of the Chugach Mountains. Beluga whales pursue salmon and other schooling fish. Next comes Girdwood, home to Alaska's premier ski resort.

    CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST

    The Chugach National Forest borders Turnagain Arm, some six million acres, the second largest in the U.S. Bald eagles cruise the thermals above and Dall sheep come to feed on the low plants growing on the cliffs bordering the railway. Next comes Potter Marsh in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge.

    Available on the Coastal Classic for summer. Now passengers can see the most beautiful stretch of the Alaska Railroad from the most beautiful cars and our exclusive upper level outdoor deck!

    GoldStar Service features:

  • Confirmed seat in the upper-level dome car
  • Complimentary: coffee, soda, tea served at your seat
  • Priority seating in the lower-level dining room
  • Private outdoor viewing deck


  • GLACIER DISCOVERY TRAIN SCHEDULE
    MAY-SEPTEMBER 2013
    Depart Arrive
    OUTBOUND
    Outbound
    Anchorage9:45 AMGirdwood11:00 AM
    Girdwood11:00 AMPortage11:40 AM
    Portage11:40 AMWhittier12:05 PM
    Whittier12:45 PMPortage 2nd stop1:15 PM
    Portage 2nd stop1:25 PM*Spencer WS1:45 PM
    *Spencer WS1:55 PMGrandview3:20 PM
    INBOUND
    Grandview3:30 PM*Spencer WS4:30 PM
    *Spencer WS4:40 PMPortage5:15 PM
    Portage5:15 PMWhittier5:30 PM
    Whittier6:45 PMPortage7:15 PM
    Portage7:20 PMGirdwood7:35 PM
    Girdwood7:35 PMAnchorage9:15 PM


    Passengers remain onboard at Grandview.
    All Spencer & Grandview passengers may disembark train at Portage for motorcoach transfers to Anchorage 5:20PM-6:45PM.

    ONBOARD SERVICES
  • Dining
  • Baggage Service
  • No-Smoking Cars
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WS Refers To Whistle Stop Services




  • Alaska Marine Lines:
    Connects Alaska Railroad at Whittier, AK to Seattle, WA, "Sea-Train Barge".
  • SAILING
    NORTH
    ETD SEATTLE
    ETA WHITTIER
    ETA ANCHORAGE
    ETA FAIRBANKS
    ETA SEATTLE
    1305
    Wednesday 1/23/2013
    Wednesday 1/30/2013
    Friday
    2/1/2013
    Tuesday 2/5/2013
    Monday 2/11/2013
    1306
    Friday
    2/1/2013
    Friday
    2/8/2013
    Monday
    2/11/2013
    Tuesday 2/12/2013
    Monday 2/18/2013
    1307
    Wednesday 2/6/2013
    Wednesday 2/13/2013
    Friday
    2/15/2013
    Tuesday
    2/19/2013
    Monday 2/25/2013
    1308
    Wednesday 2/13/2013
    Wednesday 2/20/2013
    Friday
    2/22/2013
    Tuesday
    2/26/2013
    Monday 3/4/2013
    1309
    Wednesday 2/20/2013
    Wednesday 2/27/2013
    Friday
     3/1/2013
    Tuesday 3/5/2013
    Monday 3/11/2013
    1310
    Wednesday 2/27/2013
    Wednesday 3/6/2013
    Friday
    3/8/2013
    Tuesday 3/12/2013
    Monday 3/18/2013
    1311
    Wednesday 3/6/2013
    Wednesday 3/13/2013
    3/15/2013
    Tuesday 3/19/2013
    Monday 3/25/2013

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

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

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

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


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

    Sales 1-888-668-4626 Email Sales
    eBusiness 1-800-361-0198 Email eBusiness
    Public Inquiries 1-888-888-5909 Email Public Inquiries
    CN Police Emergency 1-800-465-9239
    Service Delivery 1-866-926-7245 Email Service Delivery

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    POTENTIAL SEATTLE CONTRACT
    SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

    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:

    NOT LIMITED TOO


    MARITIME UNIONS & ORGANIZATIONS:


    RAILROAD UNIONS & ORGANIZATIONS:


    HOSPITALITY UNIONS & ORGANIZATIONS:

    NOT LIMITED TOO

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





    POTENTIAL WHITTIER CONTRACT
    SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

    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 Whittier, Alaska with local and Rail Line Communities supplier, services and products.

    This compilation of potential business opportunities does not address Whittier Merchant Shops, Restaurants, Boutiques, Hotels that potential passenger would patronize prior to boarding train or ship.


    POTENTIAL CONTRACT & SUPPLIER LIST:

    NOT LIMITED TOO

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


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    UNITED STATES PRIVATE RAILCAR ROLLING STOCK INDEX


    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 Anercian 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


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