To The Capitol… By Private Car
May 3 - 10, 2017
This spring join the St. Louis Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society for an eight-day trip to Washington DC, traveling on the Pullman sleeper Cimarron River for a scenic and relaxing round trip from St. Louis.
Our trip will begin on Wednesday afternoon, May 3, when we board our private rail car at the downtown St. Louis Amtrak station.
> Depart St. Louis 5:30 pm and arrive in Chicago late that night.
> Enjoy Chicago on Thursday, departing for Washington DC on Amtrak's Cardinal at 5:45 pm.
> Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and Cumberland and Allegheny Mountains on the way to a Friday evening arrival in Washington DC.
> Two and a half days of sightseeing on your own in the nation's capitol. Return each evening to the comfort of your accommodation on Cimarron River, parked at the magnificent Washington DC Union Station.
> Monday departure is at 4:00 pm from Washington DC on Amtrak's Capitol Limited, following the Potomac River Valley and over the Allegheny Mountains. Arrive in Chicago Tuesday morning.
> Depart Chicago Wednesday morning, May 10 for a mid-afternoon arrival in St. Louis.
Available accommodations on Cimarron River include single roomettes and double bedrooms. Two additional adjoining bedrooms will be ensuited to serve as a shared lounge. Each accommodation has its own sink with hot and cold running water and bedrooms have their own toilets. Cimarron River has a full-size shower and is fully climate controlled.
This is a Picnic Class trip, meaning that passengers are responsible for their own food and beverages. Coffee and orange juice will be provided each morning, and passengers will have access to the Amtrak café car both directions between St. Louis and Chicago and Chicago to Washington DC. Drinking water and ice will be available on the car. A microwave, toaster, and coffee maker are available. Pillows, towels, and linens are provided on Cimarron River.
Fare is $1,095 for a roomette (single occupancy) or $2,100 for a bedroom (single or double occupancy) and includes all rail transportation and seven nights accommodations on Cimarron River. Reservations are on a first-come, first served basis. Full payment is required with your reservation*. Make checks payable to St. Louis Chapter NRHS and mail to:
Trip Director – St. Louis Chapter NRHS
10101 Carolynne Drive
St. Louis, MO 63128
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* Important: Full fare payment is due with trip reservation. Verbal reservations will not be accepted – space is not reserved until the full payment is received. The payment is non-refundable if the reservation is cancelled and the space cannot be filled by the customer or the St Louis Chapter NRHS. The full fare will be refunded if the trip is canceled by the St. Louis Chapter NRHS. Passengers may want to obtain trip insurance. Exact dates subject to change per Amtrak train availability. If it is necessary to adjust dates and the new dates cannot accommodate passenger, the fare will be refunded.