There’s a destination for everyone.
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.
A handful of investors, passionate about private passenger rail and the nostalgia that comes along with it, have purchased some of the past’s finest railcars. They have worked tirelessly to fully restore these gems of railroad engineering, making these cars aesthetically pleasing and even more comfortable than they originally were more than 50 years ago.
More importantly, they have been upgraded mechanically to comply with Amtrak’s passenger service so that they may again ride the rails. By doing so, they are part of an exclusive group of less than 60 cars nationwide afforded the privilege to hook behind Amtrak.
The Cincinnati Railway Company operates two independently owned 1950’s rail cars that are used for private charters.
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 your party, gourmet meals while in transit, as well as drinks and snacks along the way in one of the most comfortable modes of travel.
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.
Our friendly staff is here to guide you through the process of creating your own personal rail excursion. We can take you anywhere Amtrak goes… and sometimes beyond!
Previous trips have included cross-country adventures for two and extended weekend trips for families of up to 25 people! We would also encourage you to get a taste of the private rail travel by joining us on one of our public charters detailed on this website. We are here to help you find yours.
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“It has been my pleasure to travel to three AAPRCO Conventions with the cars of the Cincinnati Railway Company. From reservations right down to how the beds are made, everything about CRC is done in a professional yet friendly manner. What makes private rail car travel different than a commercial luxury train is that the owners tend to make you feel like you are traveling in their home which is also their work and their passion. Service is always outstanding but not pretentious or over the top. This is particularly true of the CRC. The atmosphere is generally relaxed and informal. While anyone traveling must understand that these are vintage 1940’s and 50’s railway cars, every effort is made to insure the comfort of their guests who are often traveling on routings unseen by passengers in many years. I will certainly book again on some future adventure and highly recommend you do the same.”