EXTRAORDINARY PRIVATE RAILROAD CAR JOURNEYS for 2018 and 2019


 

Welcome returning and future Berlin Passengers.  

Thank you for your feedback on tours for 2018!

 

Please review the updated information below on the following rail tours for the 2018 season.  Train tours will use beautifully restored rail cars (unless otherwise noted) and include a first class dining experience on board. 

 

Click on the Past Trips & Testimonials icon above to see photos from past tours!

 

Scroll down to browse the upcoming tours, and contact us regarding any trip that that you are interested in reserving, and we will reply back to you as quickly as we can by email or phone.  If you don't hear back from us within 48 hours please call or email us directly (details shown below). Sometimes when we announce new tours we get really busy for a few days!  For pending tours, we are still working out the details and prices, so please be patient with us, and watch for updates.

Tour prices are determined based on final plans and current costs, and are similar to what we have offered in the past.  AND... All profits go to help fund the restoration and continued operation of the Berlin!  

 

Click Here for General Travel Terms and Conditions

          Sincerely,

          Kevin Moore

 

 

 

 

The BERLIN is proud to participate in two Altiplano Railtours (www.altiplanorail.com) Golden Spike Excursions in May 2019 as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad!

Trip #2   The Eastbound OVERLAND

This trip is SOLD OUT!

Thank you for your patronage!

A Special Celebration Excursion for the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.

 

Emeryville (Oakland), CA  to Denver, CO to Chicago, IL

Saturday, May 11 - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2438 Miles of scenery and fun!

 

We are very excited to announce a new private car trip for 2019 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike! Our journey will begin at Emeryville (Oakland), CA on May 11th, 2019. We will be utilizing beautiful private railcars like the Super Dome and the Berlin for this trip. You may also board downline at regularly scheduled Amtrak stops with advance notification, but the fare will be the same.  We will travel behind Amtrak's California Zephyr to Denver, CO where we will lay over one night. The next day we travel onwards to Chicago, IL.

 

TRIP ITINERARY

SATURDAY May 11th  - Today we will depart Emeryville (Oakland), CA behind Amtrak train #6.  Boarding begins at 8:30 AM with a 9:00 AM departure. We will begin our trip by passing through Davis and Sacramento California before beginning our climb over Donner Pass. The day ends with a long crossing of the Northern Nevada Desert. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard

 

SUNDAY May 12th  - Breakfast will be served this morning as we arrive into Green River, UT. Today we pass through Ruby and Glenwood Canyon as we approach the Rocky Mountains and Denver, CO. Upon arrival, we will overnight in historic Denver Union Station. You are free to enjoy the city while the railcars serve as your hotel room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard

 

MONDAY May 13th  - Today is a free day to explore Denver. Local rail highlights include the Forney Museum of Transportation and the Colorado Railroad Museum. Please be back at the train by 6:00PM. Dinner will be served onboard after we depart.

 

TUESDAY May 14th - Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard as we traverse Nebraska and Iowa before crossing the Mississippi River into Illinois.

 

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY for BERLIN  - All rooms contain a toilet, sink and private shower.

Suite A:             SOLD

Suite B:             SOLD

Suite C:             SOLD

Bedroom D:      SOLD

Suite E:             SOLD

Suite F:             SOLD

 

Trip #1  The Westbound OVERLAND

This May 2-5, 2019 trip is SOLD OUT!

Thank you for your patronage!



 

PENDING TOURS
Please save these dates & make your plans to join us!
NO TRIPS ARE PENDING AT THIS TIME.  HERE'S WHY.
In late March of 2018 Amtrak management announced sweeping changes on the haulage of private railcars, restricting not only the cities through which we can operate, but also drastically increasing the cost-per-mile we are charged (among other pricing increases). The increased haulage costs, coupled with the restrictions on where we can travel, leave us with few options other than trips on limited routes at a much higher cost. That is not a business model that appeals to us. That being said, we are forging ahead with sales and trip planning, BUT we want you to be aware that the future of these sorts of epic rail journeys is very much in doubt. 
 
With the future of long distance passenger rail travel under threat across the entire Amtrak system, we continue to advocate for the reversal of these detrimental policies, and would appreciate it if you would contact your Congressional delegation about these changes in Amtrak policy, which we consider both shortsighted and counterproductive. 
 
For a template of a message to send, go to: https://www.dropbox.com/s/682wnq9jbmry2kv/Amtrak%20Letter%2004-18.docx?dl=0
If you’d like to further support long distance passenger rail, we’d invite you to join the Rail Passengers Association, a national advocacy effort fighting to preserve this vital transportation resource: 
 
 
 
 
WE LISTEN - to your suggestions for trips you would want to take. Give us a call!

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Berlin Sleeping Car

(814) 229-6354
167 Cobblestone Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15237