Cars For Charter


The cars below are all available for charter through Cruising By Rail.  Each car has a different configuration and seating capacity.


"Jane Marie"

The "Jane Marie" has been fully remodelled and now sleeps 4 in two large bedrooms and 2 on a fold out bed in a curtained area of the dining room but easily handles 14 for day trips. The spacious lounge features comfortable seating and large windows for viewing the passing countryside. 2 bathrooms, a shower and full kitchen complete the passenger accommodations.

"Promontory Point"

The "Promontory Point" probably had the most colorful lineage of any car in Union Pacific’s business car fleet. The interior has been fully remodelled and now sleeps 6 (the 2 big bedrooms sleep 2 in queen size beds; 1 person in the single bedroom and one can sleep in the lounge on the sofa bed).  The dining area can accomodate up to 8 per seating and the lounge seats 8 comfortably.  The open platform provides a rare opportunity to experience your rail adventure with wide open views.

"Vista Canyon"
The Vista Canyon was built by Pullman in 1947 for the “Super Chief” premier train of the Santa Fe.  Normal occupancy is patterned after the Santa Fe practice that sold the drawing rooms as compartments, using only the lower berths with the smaller double bedroom being used as crew quarters. The lounge seats 8 in comfortable chairs, some original to the Santa Fe, and has removable tables for serving meals…four per table.  The car also features a full kitchen complete with with refrigerator, oven and stovetop, microwave and cabinets.

"Diablo Canyon"

The "Diablo Canyon" is the oldest Amtrak certified and operable Budd built car in the country.  Originally built in 1937 for the Santa Fe Railway as a 52-seat coach (#3079) on the railroads famous "Scout", the car was eventually purchased by a private owner.  The owner extensively rennovated inside and reconfigured to include a Kitchen, Dining, Sleeping, and Lounge areas.  The car can comfortably sleep, dine, and seat 8 people.  The large rear windows allow riders to view the countryside from indoors.