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The Cincinnati Railway Company

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The Cincinnati Railway Company has beautiful luxury railcars for travel on rail lines throughout the U.S. and Canada.

If you have always dreamed of traveling on a luxury yacht or cruise liner, this is the way to enjoy that quality of experience on dry land. Travel on a dome car with a 360 degree view. A companion sleeper car sleeps up to 21 in dreamy comfort. Elegant dining is yours for the asking with a personal chef and full crew.

Your once-in-a-lifetime vacation for family and friends starts with The Cincinnati Railway Company.

The Cincinnati Railway Company is uniquely qualified to offer an array of charter excursions on regularly scheduled Amtrak routes.  With both cars being based in Chicago, we can connect to virtually all regularly scheduled Amtrak trains. By offering a Dome Car and a Companion Sleeping Car, we can accommodate groups as small as four or as large as 24. A custom charter excursion can be designed to meet almost any imaginable need.

Few places can you find multiple Amtrak compliant cars, located on an existing Amtrak route, capable of small or large charters via Amtrak. All of this enables us to offer affordable private car railroading with one stop shopping ability.

Learn More about Private Railroading


The Cincinnati Railway Company operates two independently owned 1950’s rail cars that are used for private charters.

Once the preferred mode of travel for most Americans, passenger rail offered a unique & relaxing, service-oriented travel experience– characteristics seemingly lost amidst today’s hurried and demanding schedule. However, not everyone settles for this impersonal status quo.

Based on your destination and the length of your trip, we prepare the intricate details of your excursion; a detailed itinerary, a personal chef and/or additional staff to accompany and serve you, gourmet meals while in transit, as well as drinks and snacks along the way.

We handle the communication and trip approvals through Amtrak while our personal chef serves as your car attendant. He makes sure you’re always aware of your schedule and is available to answer any questions you might have along the way.

Riding with the Cincinnati Railway Company in their private cars is always a most enjoyable experience. Meals are special events with creatively prepared dishes served by a caring and attentive staff.

– R.D.

Upcoming Trips with Cincinnati Railway

Oliver Hazard Perry

The Pullman built Oliver Hazard Perry

Pullman built in 1954 for the Canadian National’s “Super Continental”, this sleeping car was originally named Mount Resplendent. (Mount Resplendent is a peak in the Canadian Rockies, located within Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada) and contained 11 double bedrooms. The car was transferred to VIA Rail Canada in 1978 and its name was shortened to Resplendent.

The car was rebuilt in 1982 with 3 bedrooms, a buffet and a lounge. A private owner started its second rebuilding in 1993 and completed work two years later. It was acquired by its current owner in 1997 and refurbished again in 2000.

This car is now known as the Oliver Hazard Perry, and features a master bedroom, two bedrooms with Captains beds, two showers, a full kitchen, dining room for full meal service and a spacious lounge with large observation windows. Equipped with stereo sound system, a DVD player and wide-screen plasma TV. You’re greeted with the warmth of beautiful ribbon and burled mahogany woodwork throughout.

The current owner renamed the car in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry because he grew up in Hazard, Kentucky which is in the county of Perry, all which were named for the commodore. The car is painted in L&N colors since the L&N was the only railroad that came through Hazard when the owner was a boy. The Perry can be seen regularly behind the Cincinnati Dinner Train, as it hosts private dinner parties when it is not out on charters behind Amtrak. The Perry has hosted countless wedding proposals and even two marriages! Cincinnati, Ohio is its home.


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