Chicago to New Orleans to San Antonio to Chicago – September 2018


Here is a rare “family and friends” private charter that is available to book at well below the normal per bed charter rate. Our two Amtrak compliant private railcars will depart Chicago, behind Amtrak’s “City of New Orleans” on September 8, 2018 bound for New Orleans. Following our two day stay in the big easy, we travel west to San Antonio, TX behind the Sunset Limited. After a two day stay, we then travel back north to Chicago behind Amtrak’s Texas Eagle, arriving Sunday, September 16th.

Our two private rail cars are the Moonlight Dome” and the Birch Grove. We are able to accommodate 24 total passengers. The dome car features four staterooms that each sleep two people. The sleeper features nine single roomettes and six double bedrooms that feature up a& down berths. All rooms have toilets and sinks with passengers having use of two showers for communal use. All meals are served in the dome section of Moonlight Dome which has six, four top tables. Our onboard staff consists of our professional chef and two server/porters. Your ticket price includes all travel, lodging, food and drink. It does not include gratuity for the staff or any expenses off the train.



Saturday September 8, 2018 –

Moonlight Dome and Birch Grove will depart Chicago behind Amtrak’s City of New Orleans #59 train 8:05 PM.   Enjoy evening snacks and drinks in the lounge of the Moonlight Dome while meeting our other travel companions.

Sunday September 9

3:32 PM                   Arrive New Orleans.  Spend the rest of the day as you like in New Orleans.  (Breakfast and Lunch will be served on board.)

Monday September 10

Spend the day as you like in New Orleans.   (Breakfast served on board)

Tuesday September 11

Spend the day as you like in New Orleans.   (Breakfast served on board)

Wednesday September 12

9:00 AM                   Depart New Orleans behind Amtrak’s #1 Sunset Limited (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner served on board)

Thursday September 13

12:05 AM                 Arrive San Antonio.    Spend the rest of the day as you like in San Antonio.  (Breakfast served on board)

Friday September 14

Spend the day as you like in San Antonio (Breakfast served on board)

Saturday September 15

7:00 AM                   Depart San Antonio behind Amtrak’s #22 Texas Eagle (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner served on board)

Sunday September 16

1:52 PM                   Arrive Chicago – All passengers must de-board in Union Station.   (breakfast and lunch served onboard)

Per bed prices for this charter are as follows:

Birch Grove Single roomettes – $3200.00

Birch Grove double bedrooms – $6800.00 double occupancy

Moonlight Dome staterooms – $7600.00 double occupancy

Book a room for you and your spouse and even consider travelling with another couple you know.  Bedrooms will book up early so don’t delay.

Hope to see you in Chicago in September.

Call 513.791.7245 to book your bedroom now!

Positioning Move – Chicago to Washington, D.C. – APRIL 18, 2018

Attention Cincinnati Railway fans,

We have a low cost positioning move available for a limited number of people.  The Moonlight Dome will be moving from Chicago on its way to Washington D.C. on Wednesday April 18, 2018.  Moonlight Dome departs Chicago at 6:40 P.M.  April 18th behind Amtrak’s #30 Capitol Limited train.  It arrives in Washington D.C.’s Union Station at 1:10 P.M on Thursday April 19, 2018 if on schedule.  Chef Bill will have light snacks and limited beverages available upon boarding and will be providing a simple breakfast and light lunch on Thursday.

Three bedrooms are available with each having two single beds in them.  Keep in mind you may be sharing the bedroom with another person.  Upon arrival into Washington’s Union Station you must leave the car and provide for your own way home.

Cost for one of the six available beds (includes a dome seat)—— $225.00 per person     Maximum six

Cost for a seat in the dome (does not include a bed)—————- $125.00 per person     Maximum twelve

First come first serve.  Email Vicky at if you want to book passage.   Tickets must be paid for before departure.  Boarding at the station in Chicago – passengers will be provided with a private car tickets for access to passenger boarding area.

There is nothing like seeing the views from a seat in a dome car. Don’t miss this rare opportunity at these obscenely low prices.


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