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Photograph of 2009 SP 4449 Special Train in Whitefish, Montana Colonial Crafts provided first-class accommodations for both Southern Pacific 4449 Steam Specials during July and August 2009. Here is SP 4449 with train in Whitefish, Montana on July 5, 2009.

Photograph of SP 4449 in Whitefish, Montana on the 2009 Portland to Minneapolis Special Train SP 4449 prepares to leave Whitefish, Montana on July 5, 2009.

Photograph of California Zephyr cars and Colonial Crafts on the SP 4449 Steam Special Colonial Crafts teamed with California Zephyr Railcar Charters to provide sleeping accommodations and lounge service to our guests, July 2009.

Photograph of the Rocky Mountains from a high trestle on the SP 4449 Steam Special, July 2009 View of the Rocky Mountains from a high trestle on the 2009 SP 4449 Steam Special.

Photograph of the motorcade on the SP 4449 Steam Special The SP 4449 Steam Specials were motorcaded between Portland and Minneapolis. Some motorcaders were there for the entire trip.

Photograph of Colonial Crafts in Missoula, Montana Colonial Crafts participated in Montana Rail Link's 20th Anniversary Celebration in October 2007 as a unit of the Employee's Special Trains.

Photograph of Colonial Crafts at Pacific Harbor Line in San Pedro, California Pacific Harbor Line chartered Colonial Crafts as part of the special train celebrating the entrance of their new low emissions locomotives into regular service.

Photograph of Colonial Crafts preparing to leave Los Angeles with Silver Lariat, Royal Gorge and Plaza Santa Fe in April 2007. Colonial Crafts is preparing to leave Los Angeles with Silver Lariat, Royal Gorge and Plaza Santa Fe in April 2007 on the Association for Global New Thought Trip from Los Angeles to San Jose.

Photograph one of the flower arrangements on the AGNT trip. One of the flower arrangements displayed on Colonial Crafts during the Association for Global New Thought trip on the Association for Global New Thought Trip.

Photograph of a charter party in the lounge Parties are more fun on the train. The clean comfortable interior appointments of COLONIAL CRAFTS lend themselves to all kinds of social functions. Happy birthdays, intimate weddings, anniversary celebrations, trips to sporting events, and holiday parties can be memorable occasions when held on board COLONIAL CRAFTS. Our chef and crew serve everything from light refreshments to complete meals. Live entertainment can be provided, on request, which makes any occasion special.

Photograph of a business meeting in the lounge Business groups will find COLONIAL CRAFTS well suited to many different business purposes. Board of Directors, staff and sales meetings or seminars can easily be accommodated in the main lounge. Best of all, meetings are never interrupted by jangling phones or drop-in visitors.
COLONIAL CRAFTS is also an excellent sales tool. The tasteful decor and premium service offered by our experienced crew will impress your clients. At the same time, you will have an exclusive opportunity to present your products and services to a captive audience.

Photograph of the 25 seat lounge The large art deco lounge may be configured for almost any use. The large windows give a panaramic view of the continually changing scenery. The comfortable lounge seating may be arranged for intimate party groups or set up for meetings and presentations. The tables may be used for meal service or recreation such as cards or games. On-board entertainment facilities include recorded music, a VCR and video games. COLONIAL CRAFTS seats up to 32 guests in the main lounge and private rooms.

Photograph of the double bedroom Overnight travel is a refreshing, yet relaxing experience. Up to nine guests can be accomodated in COLONIAL CRAFTS three bedrooms which sleep two and the larger drawing room sleeping three. Each comfortable bed is made up by the porter with the clean crisp bed linen of the Pullman tradition. Wake up ready for a new day of travel adventure. Our service staff will be waiting to greet you.

Colonial Crafts at Barstow, CA

COLONIAL CRAFTS parked in Barstow, California on December 28, 1991 during the first Santa Fe locomotive 3751 trip from Los Angeles to Bakersfield and return. Note the original Pennsylvania Railroad color scheme.

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