Amtrak has advised private car owners that, effective immediately, the common carrier
will no longer allow private cars to be placed on, or removed from, Amtrak trains to
travel to most cities across the US. This could shut down many
charter businesses, including our own LARail, and deprive riders of a choice. It means that these vintage cars, dating back to the 1950s, will no longer be seen by the
Amtrak has also announced that the railroad will no longer approve most special trains,
such as excursion trains and Santa Trains that bring revenue and entertainment into
You can help
We ask that you take time to reach out to your representatives in Washington in support of Private Railcar travel and the Heritage Rail Industry. You can also sign this petition on change.org to motivate Amtrak to reverse this decision.
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Bring back your memories
For many, some the best memories we have growing up are with trains. While playing with model trains or visiting a local railroad museum gave us the opportunity to learn about these fascinating machines, it was a ride aboard a passenger train that truly captivated us. Read more…
Over One Million Miles in Almost Every State Since 1998
Hundreds of Great Nostalgic Rail Trips Throughout the United States
Thousands of Passengers have Ridden the Rails on Our Memorable Trips
We’ve worked with LA Rail on over a dozen music trains – ranging from short-hauls to grand transcontinental voyages – and we couldn’t be happier. Straight-shooters who are there every step of the way to make sure every journey is an extraordinary one. Over two-thirds of our clients return for trip after trip – that’s all the proof one needs to know that LA Rail is doing it right!
– Charlie Hunter, Roots on the Rails