1950s Nostalgic Rail Experiences

Quick Information About Us

An introduction to LA Rail and private rail travel

Featured Trips

Samples of our nostalgic rail trips

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Complete listing of all trips on our schedule

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Rail Car Overview

A brief introduction to our available rail cars

News and Stories

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Private Railcars

A great introduction to private rail travel


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Welcome to LA Rail

Come and ride with us on our vintage, streamlined rail cars. We welcome an opportunity to serve you. Whether it is on one of our scheduled trips throughout the United States, or a special charter adventure, LA Rail can provide you with the travel experience of a lifetime.

Popular Day Trips


Featured Overnight Trips


Rail cars for every occasion

Each of our cars have been lovingly refurbished to make your nostalgic rail trip memorable.
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  • Silver Splendor

    1956 Budd Vista-Dome coach rebuilt into a Dome-Diner-Lounge. Originally from CB&Q.
    Comfortable dining seating for 24 in the dome and 24 in the lower dining level. Lounge/bar at the other end.
  • Overland Trail

    1949 Pullman Standard Lounge from Southern Pacific.
    39 lounge seats with historical, quarter-round bar and barbershop
  • Pacific Trail

    1950 Pullman Standard 44 seat long-distance coach from Union Pacific.
    Comfortable, roomy seating for day trips. Up to 44 passengers.
  • Pacific Sands

    1950 Budd 10 roomette, 6 bedroom sleeper from Union Pacific.
    Authentic Pullman sleeping experience for up to 22 passengers.
  • Tioga Pass

    1959 Canadian National Shops-built Executive Business Car.
    Original business car layout with two suites, two bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, and open platform.

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The Private Rail Car Experience

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…

Miles Traveled

Over One Million Miles in Almost Every State Since 1998

Nostalgic Trips

Hundreds of Great Nostalgic Rail Trips Throughout the United States

Happy Passengers

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 HunterRoots on the Rails

Photo Credits: Primary Photographer – Alex Gillman. Other photography – Roger Morris