Upcoming Trips

Upcoming Trips

March 17th St. Patrick’s Weekend in Boston

March 17th St. Patrick’s Weekend in Boston

 

Amtrak has offered a special opportunity for private cars to travel on the Northeast Corridor during daylight hours between Washington DC and Boston on a trial basis.

Come along with us as we travel from D.C. to New York, then North of Penn Station thru Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts on one of Boston’s biggest holidays!

St.Patrick’s Day in Boston!

Saturday, March 17 Departing Washington D.C., arriving Boston

Depart Washington @ 6:20 am and arrive Boston @ 2:20 pm to enjoy a Saturday night dining and enjoying social festivities in New England’s largest town.*

Sunday, March 18

Head down to South Boston for the Annual St Patrick’s Day parade. This packed, long time tradition always occurs on the Sunday closest to St Paddy’s Day.

Enjoy your day out and about in what was the most populated city in the US until 1755, home of Paul Revere, John F Kennedy and countless other historical figures.*

Monday, March 19

After a morning enjoying a brisk walk across the Boston Commons or a colonial breakfast at Faneuil Hall we depart South Station at 11:15 am arriving back in Washington DC at 6:51 pm.

* Price does NOT include hotel accommodations however we can assist in booking accommodations in Boston. Onboard accommodations may be possible, contact us for details.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Roundtrip – $429

$429.00 gets you a ride onboard Pennsylvania Railroad’s Colonial series Sleeper / Lounge the “Colonial Crafts” including breakfast and a light lunch on the Northbound and Lunch and Snacks on the Southbound and beverages.








Contact us if you would like to board / detrain at any other stops on the schedule. We can be reached at privaterailcar@gmail.com

 

April 15 – 17 Patriot’s Day and Boston Marathon

April 15 – 17 Patriot’s Day and Boston Marathon

Join us in historic Boston Massachusetts for Patriot’s Day and the running of the 122nd Boston marathon

Come along with us as we travel from D.C. to New York, then North of Penn Station thru Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts on one of Boston’s most memorable weekends.

Sunday, April 15 Departing Washington D.C., arriving Boston

Depart Washington @ 6:20 am and arrive Boston @ 2:20 pm to enjoy a Sunday night dining and enjoying social festivities in New England’s largest town.*

Monday, April 16

Head over to the Boston Marathon (course map) (event info) or Patriot’s Day activities (schedule).

Enjoy your day out and about in what was the most populated city in the US until 1755, home of Paul Revere, John F Kennedy and countless other historical figures.*

Tuesday, April 17

After a morning enjoying a brisk walk across the Boston Commons or a colonial breakfast at Faneuil Hall we depart South Station at 11:15 am arriving back in Washington DC at 6:51 pm.

* Price does NOT include hotel accommodations however we can assist in booking accommodations in Boston. Onboard accommodations may be possible, contact us for details.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Roundtrip – $429

$429.00 gets you a ride onboard Pennsylvania Railroad’s Colonial series Sleeper / Lounge the “Colonial Crafts” including breakfast and a light lunch on the Northbound and Lunch and Snacks on the Southbound and beverages.








Contact us if you would like to board / detrain at any other stops on the schedule. We can be reached at privaterailcar@gmail.com

 

June 8-10 Newport News to Boston – SOLD OUT

June 8-10 Newport News to Boston – SOLD OUT

Travel in Pullman Style from Newport News to Boston – SOLD OUT!

Many of you took advantage of the special opportunity last December to ride the beautifully refurbished antique “Colonial Crafts” car between Newport News and Williamsburg. Several individuals enjoyed it so much that they inquired about longer excursions. Accordingly, proprietor Robert “Bob” Lowe has put together another fun adventure for us – this time to Boston on the weekend of June 8-10. And even better, he now has an additional sleeping coach, meaning up to 32 people can travel in high style.

Trip Details:

Departure will be Friday at 5:20 pm from Newport News’ Amtrak Station. Arrangements can also be made to board in Williamsburg at 5:40 pm. Riders have their choice of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s 1949 sleeper/lounge “Colonial Crafts” and the Boston and Maine Railroad’s 1954 sleeper “Salisbury Beach.”

Guests will enjoy dinner on the evening ride through Virginia, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Delaware and Philadelphia before retiring for the evening. Experience a 1950s Pullman nighttime journey as the train continues north into New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Night owls are welcome to stay up to observe the northeast and shoreline of New England as the train glides through the darkness.

After a good night’s sleep, a hearty breakfast will get you ready for your day of sightseeing. Arrival at South Station (officially the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center) is at 7:55 am on Saturday. Saturday in Boston is your own to take in the sights and sounds of Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, Boston Commons, a stroll thru Cambridge, Fenway Park or perhaps the JFK Library and elsewhere. Be sure to plan your itinerary in advance to make the most of your time in this great American city.

The route is reversed on Saturday night, departing Boston at 9:30 pm, to have you back in Newport News at 11:20 am Sunday. A late night snack out of Boston and breakfast on request will be served on board.

Tickets – SOLD OUT

Each ticket includes round-trip travel onboard vintage private Pullman rail cars, dinner and breakfast northbound, late night snack and breakfast southbound and car attendant service at any time. Accommodations: either a private double bedroom or open space roomette with pull down berth for singles. Ensuite private bathrooms for bedroom/couchettes and a public hot water shower “down the hall.”