American Flyer – 2015

“The American Flyer – 2015″
To: Washington D.C. for Independence Day

Trip# AR-15-F-2

St. Louis – Chicago – Washington, DC
and return

June 30 (July 1) – July (6) 7, 2015

Up to eight days – seven nights

The American Flyer, a nostalgic private rail-car trip, aboard our vintage streamliner, turning back time to a period when life was a little slower, more simplified with time for fun and enjoyment.

Travel with us… experience a most memorable overnight rail journey aboard our art-deco train, featuring classic, comfortable Pullman accommodations, fine dining, complimentary premium beverages, beautiful scenery and first-class service reminiscent to that of the Golden Age of rail travel!

All Aboard!

If you haven’t experienced overnight train travel in a while, then the American Flyer should be your choice.  Our train will become your transportation, restaurant, nightclub and hotel…all on the silver rails. Our train will summon the romance of the Golden Age of rail travel.  Smiling and pampering first-class on-board attendants, delicious meals served by uniformed wait staff, on tables adorned with flowers and crisp linens. Enjoy the sleek styling of our “Lookout Lounge” meticulously refurbished,, creating that special place for passengers to meet socially and relax.  Just imagine for a moment… your enjoying the sights from your comfortable lounge seat and a dapper waiter pops by to freshen your drink.  Pampered and relaxed while this great land of ours passes by the rear of our train.

Travel with us the care free, car free way… no airport hassles… no checking in and out of hotels… just great comfortable rail travel at see level.

 Tour Highlights:

  We’ll begin our trip from either the “Gateway City”, St. Louis, MO, Springfield, IL, Bloomington, IL or
the “City That Works”, Chicago, IL
 Travel east- and west-bound on the original B&O line through the cornfields of Indiana, the industrial
areas of Ohio, Pittsburgh  PA, the Allegheny Mountains, Cumberland Narrows, historic Harper’s Ferry
and the beautiful Potomac River valley.
 Sleep, dine and travel aboard our historic nostalgic rail-cars that make up our American Flyer streamliner.
 Enjoy pampered first-class service by our attentive on-board staff.
 Complimentary premium beverage and snack service throughout our trip.
 Visit Washington D.C. and explore our nation’s capital during the Fourth of July holiday celebration.
 Enjoy Washington D.C. Union Station, just foot steps away from our rail-cars.  As one of Amtrak’s premier
stations, you’ll enjoy dozens of restaurants, shops, a multiplex theater and direct access to Washington D.C.
 Tour Washington D.C. at your own pace with an included 2 day step-on/step-off trolley pass.  Visit famous
sights like the U.S. Capitol Building, The Jefferson Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial, The Vietnam
Memorial and The Smithsonian to name just a few.
 Enjoy the most spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display in America.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

4:30 PM: (Approx) St. Louis boarding passengers, and their luggage, will meet and board our private rail-cars as soon as Amtrak #306 arrives at the St. Louis Gateway Multimodal Station, 430 S 15th St, St. Louis, MO 63103.

5:30 PM: Depart St. Louis: Amtrak #306 Lincoln Service to Chicago, IL.St Louis
Enjoy complimentary premium beverage and snack service upon boarding.

6:30 PM: (Approx) Dinner will be served on-board en-route to Chicago’s Union Station.

7:32 PM: Depart: Springfield, IL.  You may join the trip here.

8:36 PM: Depart: Bloomington, IL.  You may join the trip here.

Evening: Complimentary premium beverage and snack service will continue to be available until 11 PM local time.

11:10 PM Arrive Chicago Union Station After some dwell time, our cars will be moved to Amtrak’s coach yard for necessary post-trip service and inspection.

Night: Occupy rail-cars overnight while in Chicago.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 (DAY 2, ST. LOUIS PASSENGERS)

7:00 – 9:00 AM: Breakfast will be served on-board while parked in Chicago.

*NOTE – due to re-positioning movements, our private rail-cars may not be
readily accessible during the course of the day.
Please plan accordingly.

Morning / Afternoon: May we suggest you take this opportunity to alight from our private rail-cars and tour the “Windy City” on you own.  Visit the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) for a great view of the city, visit State Street, that “Great Street” with many famous stores such as Macy’s.  Walk along the Magnificent Mile, visit Water Tower Place or Navy Pier.  The day is yours to enjoy the many offerings that Chicago can provide.  Lunch is on your own while you tour the city.

5:15 PM: (Approx) American Rail Excursions Inc. on-board service manager20th Century boarding will meet all our Chicago boarding passengers, with their luggage in Chicago Union Station. We will gather under the escalator adjacent to the Amtrak Ticket counter, by the fountain.

Complimentary baggage handling is provided by American Rail Excursions Inc. in Chicago. Please DO NOT check any bags with Amtrak!

As soon as our pre-boarding check-in is completed, our on-board service manager will escort our group to your awaiting train.

5:30 PM (Approx): Board our American Flyer. Our on-board staff welcomes all our Washington, DC bound travelers. Your luggage has already been placed in you room. After a review of your accommodations, amenities, and safety instructions, we invite all to our lounge to get acquainted, enjoy complimentary premium beverages and snacks.  An included dinner will be served just after our departure from Chicago.

6:40 PM: Depart: Chicago Amtrak’s # 30, the Capitol Limited (our American Flyer)  As our conductor calls “All Aboard”, our train gradually glides out of the confines of Chicago Union Station. The distinctive Downtown Chicago skyline gradually disappears behind us. With the city giving way to the suburbs, and the more rural surroundings now in view through the windows. The buzz of exhilaration is in the air as our passengers get acquainted. Premium snack and beverage service continues.

Happy While all passengers have been getting settled and enjoying complimentary premium beverages and snacks in the lounge, our first-class on-board chef has been busy preparing a scrumptious dinner for all to enjoy.

7:15 PM: (Approx)  Dinner served on-board en-route.

Late Evening: While all are enjoying conversation, camaraderie and the next sights, rooms have been readied in anticipation of weary travelers. The gentle sway and rhythm of the rails are a night time lullaby coaxing you to retire.  Enjoy the night.  Sweet Rail Dreams!

Night: Occupy rail-cars overnight while en-route to Washington, DC.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 (Day 3 St Louis/Day 2 Chicago)

6:00 AM: Wake-up coffee is available in our lounge.

6:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Our on-board chef has prepared a delicious breakfast for your enjoyment this morning.

Morning: As you rise this morning, the sun is trying to peek around the drawn shade. The tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed coffee awakens your senses. A refreshing shower is all you need to get your motor running.  Enjoy!  The scenic Cumberland Narrows, the farmland and rolling hills of West Virginia and Maryland grace our windows this morning.

11:25 AM: Ar/Dp: Harper’s Ferry, WV.  Our travels this morning have so entranced you,… the beautiful natural scenery, wild springs and white water of the Shenandoah River that our eastward journey is about over.

 It’s noon somewhere!  Enjoy a complimentary premium beverage and snack.

Meanwhile,… Harper’s Ferry is a very historic town.   Situated at the confluence of the Potomac  and Shenandoah Rivers.  During the civil war, the battle for Harper’s Ferry saw the town change hands eight times between the Confederate and Union army’s.

12:00 Noon: Lunch served on-board en-route.

Early Afternoon: With the historic remnants of the old C&O Canal, now the C&O Canal National Historic Park, the suburban influx of urban sprawl becomes more prevalent.  After our brief pause at Rockville, MD, Washington, DC will be just minutes ahead.

1:10 PM: Ar. Washington, DC Union Station, Predicated on our timely arrival into Washington, DC we suggest that once we are stopped in the Station you take this opportunity to step off the rail-cars and explore Washington, DC’s Union Station with its shops and fine dining on the main level and upper floors or the food courts on the lower level.  We’re sure you’ll find just the right establishment for your dining enjoyment.  While you are out exploring, our rail-cars will be switched to our special parking spot, where they should remain for the duration of our visit.Union station

6:00 PM: (Approx) Our American Flyer should now be situated on the track that will be our ‘home-away-from-home’ for the next several days.  Contact our on-board service manager for the exact location.  Complimentary premium beverage and snack service will commence upon re-boarding.

Dinner: On your own this evening at any of the fine restaurants in the station or nearby neighbor restaurants.

Evening: After your return, stroll on down to our lounge for a nightcap.  We’ll remain open until 11 PM.  And when you feel “it’s time” to retire to your accommodations, our first-class on-board staff will have transformed it from a comfortable day room to its restful nighttime configuration.

Night: Occupy rail-cars overnight while parked in Washington, DC.

Friday, July 3, 2015 (Day 4/3)

6:30 AM: Wake-up coffee is available in our lounge.

7:00 – 9:00 AM: Breakfast will be served on-board while parked in Washington, DC.

Morning: Today is yours to see the sights of Washington D.C.  An included step-on, step-off all day Trolley Tour pass allows you to see the sights of at your own pace, allowing you to decide where and what attraction you wish to visit.  For more information about the Trolley Tour visit
Please Note: American Rail Excursions, Inc. passengers will receive a two day pass good for touring Washington D.C. on July 3, 2015 amd July 5, 2015.  The Old Town Trolley Tour is closed on July 4, Independence Day.  Please plan accordingly.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own while touring our nations capital.

Late Afternoon: Time has just slipped away today with so many sights to see and all those stop offs on the trolley tour, … well!… you probably feel like you need a break?  Climb back aboard your hotel on the rails in the heart of Washington D.C.  Take a moment to freshen up and stop off at our lounge for a well deserved refreshment of your choice.  Our first class on-board staff will be ready to serve you your favorite libation!  We’ll have some snacks to temporarily quell your appetite until dinner time arrives.

Dinner: Certainly by now you have explored the many near-by dining options just a few footsteps away from our train.  Go out ! ! !  Enjoy the evening, food … fun!… music!  After All, … this is the evening of our nations birthday.  So Celebrate!  Don’t be out to late!  We’ll keep the vestibule light on for you tonight!

Evening: When you return to the train and the friendly confines of your silver carriage, our first-class on-board staff will welcome you back to your temporary Washington D.C. home!  Enjoy something refreshing from our lounge!

Night: Well, it has been a pretty full day!  Return to the comfort and safety of your accommodations aboard our private rail-cars in Washington D.C.

Pleasant Dreams!

Saturday, July 4, 2015 (Day 5/4)

         Happy Birthday America!

American Flag

6:30 AM: Wake-up coffee is available in our lounge.

7:30 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast will be served on-board while parked in Washington, DC.

Morning: With the 4th of July celebration in Washington, DC being one of the most attended events of the year you may want to check out the various Metro transportation options for getting around Washington, DC.

11:45 AM: Washington, DC’s Independence Day Parade.  The parade route starts at 17th Ave and Constitution Ave., just a few blocks from Union Station (Route map).  The parade features marching bands, military and specialty units, floats, and VIP’s.  The parade draws a large crowd, so plan to arrive early to stake out a good viewing spot.  Read more about the Independence Day Parade.

After the parade, enjoy lunch on your own.

Afternoon / Evening: You should enjoy some of the following activities;

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 
The annual event includes daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. The themes of the 2015 program will be: Peru. Performances, demonstrations and discussion sessions will highlight how cultural traditions are transformed when people and communities migrate. The hours on the 4th of July are 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Read more about the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

4th of July at the National Archives
The National Archives celebrates the 4th of July with special family programming celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Visit the National Archives Building for this special birthday party from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. See the schedule of events.

White HouseWhite House Visitor Center Family Events
Between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., stop at the White House Visitor Center and enjoy special activities celebrating America’s Birthday. National Park Service rangers and volunteers will give you the opportunity to sample the sights, sounds, activities and personages that helped finalize the Declaration of Independence and create the United States of America on July 4, 1776.

A Capitol Fourth Concert
Time: 8 – 9:30 p.m. (Admittance begins at 3 p.m.)
Location: West Lawn of the U. S. Capitol

A 4th of July tradition in the nation’s capital includes a live concert by the National Symphony Orchestra and several pop artists performing patriotic music on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. The concert and show is followed by a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary. The annual event will be broadcast live on WETA TV 26. See photos of A Capitol Fourth

Evening: With all the hustle and bustle of the July 4th Holiday celebration going on, don’t forget to enjoy dinner on your own before the fireworks!

Washington Fireworks

4th of July Fireworks on the National Mall
   Fireworks Time: At dark, usually around 9:15 p.m.
   Launch Location: The fireworks are launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and light up the sky over the Washington Monument. It typically takes 1 ½ to 2 hours to clear the Mall after the fireworks.  See Photos of the Fireworks

Getting to the National MallMall
The best way to get to the National Mall is to take the Metro. Stations nearby include Smithsonian, Metro Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown, Judiciary Square, Federal Triangle and L’Enfant Plaza.  The Smithsonian Metro station will be open all day! 

Washington, DC is a spectacular place to celebrate July 4th! The National Mall, with Washington, DC’s monuments and the U. S. Capitol in the background, forms a beautiful and patriotic backdrop to America’s Independence Day celebrations. This is an all-day event in the nation’s capital, beginning with a parade along Constitution Avenue and ending with a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. Following is a guide to all of the 4th of July events on the National Mall.

Late Evening: With all the late night festivities going on we know you’ll be out late.  We’ll keep the vestibule light on for you.  Cap off a great day with a celebratory, complimentary premium beverage and snack in our lounge until 11 PM local time.

Night:  Occupy rail-cars overnight while parked to Washington, DC.

Sunday, July 5, 2015 (Day 6/5)

6:30 AM: Wake-up coffee is available on our lounge.

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Another delicious breakfast will be prepared and served by our on-board first-class staff for your enjoyment this morning.


Morning: After enjoying breakfast may we suggest you take this opportunity to alight from our private rail-cars and explore our Nation’s Capital at your own pace.  An included step-on/step-off  trolley tour pass will enable you to navigate the Washington, DC sights.  Trolley tour boarding is conveniently located at the front of Washington, DC’s Union Station.

Afternoon: With nearly a half day left to spend in Washington, you should be able to take in a good number of the sights.  Lunch will be on your own today while sightseeing.

Washington D.C. has an all-around appeal.  With all our country’s culture, heritage and world renowned monuments and museums, this diverse urban spectacular should provide an endless array of attractions for your touring enjoyment.  That’s why Washington, D.C. is the Capital of the United States.

3:15 PM: Re-board our private rail-cars, which have now been made part of today’s departing Amtrak train #29 The Capitol Limited. Please check the Amtrak TV monitors in the station for the correct track location. Our American Flyer rail-cars will be on the rear of the Capitol Limited today.

Upon your re-boarding, you’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres along with our complimentary premium beverage and snack service.

4:05 PM: Depart Washington Amtrak’s # 29, the Capitol Limited (our American Flyer)
As the final “All Aboard!” is called, we gently glide out of the station, and in a wink of the eye, Washington, DC is just but a fond memory. Premium snack and beverage service is already underway and shortly dinner will be served. For now, sit back, enjoy the view as we follow the Potomac River Valley to Harper’s Ferry.

6:00 PM: (Approx) Dinner served on-board en-route.  Our on-board chef has worked hard this afternoon preparing for our final dinner together this evening. It’s promised to be a real “feast”!

Evening: We’ll continue to work our way westward following the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line paralleling  the Potomac River Valley, Shenandoah River Valley and it’s many tunnels as we travel through the Allegheny Mountains to Pittsburgh, PA and beyond.  Premium snack and beverage service continues until 11 PM this evening.

Night: Occupy rail-cars overnight while en-route to Chicago.

Monday, July 6, 2015 (Day 7/6)

Meal service6:00 AM: Wake up coffee is available in our lounge.

6:30 – 8:30 AM: Breakfast served on-board en-route.  Chicago passengers, if you have risen early, you will have one last chance to view the beautiful natural scenery passing by our American Flyer‘s windows. The countryside is certainly different, as farms and cornfields dot the landscape. Soon the farm fields turn to suburban sprawl and in the distance, the towering skyscrapers of downtown Chicago.

8:45 AM: Arrive Chicago’s Union Station.
As our train thunders and clanks in to the cavernous Chicago Union Station our rail odyssey is now coming to a close. The woosshhh! of the air brakes signal the end of the line for our Chicago passengers, at least for this trip. As our staff assists all with their luggage and the good-byes are given by new found friends, we at American Rail Excursions, Inc. thank you for traveling with us.

St. Louis passengers only

Morning: Passengers continuing on to St. Louis with us are encouraged to step off our American Flyer while our train is in the station and once again enjoy the “City That Works”, Chicago on your own.

Note: Within an hour, or so, of our arrival our train will be moved to Amtrak’s
coach yard.  There it will receive a post-trip inspection.
During this time the train will be inaccessible and unavailable for occupancy
for several hours while the equipment is being serviced and inspected.
Please plan accordingly.

Afternoon: Enjoy a some summer fun at Navy Pier or maybe an Architecture Boat Tour along the Chicago River.  There are many ways to enjoy a sunny Sunday afternoon.  While touring enjoy lunch and dinner on your own.Navy Pier

Early Evening: After a fun-filled day in Chicago return to the friendly confines of our American Flyer private rail-cars.  A call to our on-board service manager will inform you as to the location of our train.

Evening: Once back on-board, our first-class service staff probably knows just what will “hit the spot” for you. Enjoy that complimentary nightcap in the lounge as Chicago big city lights illuminate the night.  Complimentary premium beverage and snack service continues until 11 PM.

Your accommodations have once again been magically transformed by our staff in anticipation of your need for rest!  Enjoy this last night aboard our rail-cars while in Chicago.

Night: Occupy rail-cars overnight while parked in Chicago.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

7:00 AM: Wake-up coffee is available on our lounge.

7:30 – 9:00 AM: Breakfast served on-board en-route

9:25 AM: Depart Chicago’s Union Station Amtrak’s #303, Lincoln Service to St. Louis, our American Flyer

Morning: This morning will make a quick sprint to St. Louis along some of the newest “high speed” line in Illinois as we travel at speeds up to 110 MPH.

12:00 Noon: (Approx) Lunch Our on-board chef has prepared a light luncheon for your enjoyment.

Afternoon: Complimentary premium beverages and snack service continues until our arrival in St. Louis.

3:00 PM: Ar: St. Louis  With the Gateway Arch now visible, we’ll soon arrive at our final destination, St. Louis, MO.  On arrival our first-class on-board staff bids a farewell and thanks!


What’s Included:
 • Attentive first-class service provided by our American rail Excursion, Inc. staff.
 • Round-trip rail and accommodations charges aboard our private rail-cars for this trip based upon
your reservations.
 • Double Bedroom, Single or double occupancy or Roomette, single occupancy aboard our private
rail-cars (per your reservation).
 • Complimentary baggage transfer at St Louis Gateway Transportation Center or Chicago Union Station
to our private rail-cars.
 • Up to eight days and seven nights lodging and transportation accommodations aboard our private rail-cars based
on your itinerary.
 • Up to seven breakfasts, two lunchs and three dinners all served on-board while en-route or while parked,
based upon your itinerary.
 • All meals prepared fresh by our on-board chef
 • Complimentary premium beverage and snack service throughout our entire trip.
 • Included two day “step-on/step-off” trolley tour pass in Washington, DC.


Why you should participate in this Unique Excursion

This is the comfortable, hassle-free way to see our Nations 4th of July in all its splendor. We will be attached to Amtrak trains, but only our passengers will have use of our private cars. Your room on the train is your hotel. No checking into and out of hotels. No unexpected hotel charges. No baggage hassles. Just excellent service by a friendly crew. We make it simple and pleasant for you.


About Your Accommodations:

Master Suite, Southern Hospitality Dome Car

Master Suite: Southern Hospitality Master Suite  The Master suite’s huge floor plan covers  more space than three conventional double bedrooms on a rail-car.  The queen sized bed with double thick pillow top mattress and multiple over-sized pillows provide the “most” in comfort!  The Honduras Mahogany walls, trayed ceiling and soft lighting provide a most inviting feel.  The granite top vanity sink, large and small mirrors and arched armoire with drawers provide ample garment storage.  The marble tiled bathroom features a toilet and full size glass door enclosed marble shower with full sized rain fall shower and hand held shower.  A marble shower bench provides a safe and comfortable alternative for those that might need more stability while our train is in motion.  And when you just want the solitude of your own space, just curl up with a good book and relax in privacy and comfort in your own easy chair and ottoman.

Cost: Master Suite

2 people, 1 room, one queen bed

   Southern Hospitality Master Suite one or two persons: $9,999.


Double Bedrooms:

Double bedrooms have space for two passengers. Each double bedroom features either one large couch or a small couch and lounge chair for comfortable private day travel. Every double bedroom has a large window. By night, each double room has two beds (1-upper and 1-lower). Every room is furnished with adjustable climate control, fan, reading lights, fold-down table, garment closet and full-length door mirror. The annex (your private bathroom) has a fold-down sink; large lighted wall mirror, toilet and a 110-volt convenience outlet. Your linens, towels and soap are also provided. Best of all, your attendant will turn down your bed, arrange for a wake-up call and bring your morning tea, coffee, or juice right to your room. All sleeping cars are equipped with a shower.

Costs: Double Bedroom, Double Occupancy:

2 people, 1 room, one upper and one lower bed at night

   St. Louis boarding: $2,499.00 per person double occupancy, double bedroom.

   Chicago boarding:  $2,299.00 per person double occupancy, double bedroom.

Double Bedroom, Single Occupancy:

   St. Louis boarding: $4,099.00 per person single occupancy, double bedroom.

   Chicago boarding:  $3,899.00 per person single occupancy, double bedroom.



Roomettes have space for one traveler. Roomettes feature a small couch, in-wall fold-down sink, garment closet, large overhead luggage rack and a huge lighted wall mirror with an electrical outlet. By night, each room has one lower bed. For your added travel comfort, each room has an adjustable climate control, fan and reading/night lights. Roomettes 1-6 additionally have an in-room toilet. A general toilet is located down the hall for your use in Pacific Union. Your linens, towels, bath towels, soap and shampoo are also provided. A shower and changing room is located at the end of the car.

Costs: Roomette, Single Occupancy:

1 person, 1 roomette,  one lower bed at night

   Chicago boarding:  $2,499.00 per person single occupancy in a Roomette.

   St. Louis boarding:  $2,699.00 per person single occupancy in a Roomette.


En-suited Two Double Bedrooms (Suite)

Two Double bedrooms: bedrooms have space for two passengers. Each double bedroom features either one large couch or a small couch and lounge chair for comfortable private day travel. Every double bedroom has a large window. By night, each double room has one bed (1-lower). Every room is furnished with adjustable climate control, fan, reading lights, fold-down table, garment closet and full-length door mirror. The annex (your private bathroom) has a fold-down sink; large lighted wall mirror, toilet and a 110-volt convenience outlet. Your linens, towels and soap are also provided. Best of all, your attendant will turn down your bed, arrange for a wake-up call and bring your morning tea, coffee, or juice right to your room.

Costs: En-suited two Double Bedrooms, Double Occupancy:

2 people, 2 rooms en-suited, one lower bed at night in each bedroom

   Chicago boarding:  $3,899.00 per person double occupancy, en-suited bedroom.   

   St. Louis boarding:  $4,099.00 per person double occupancy, en-suited bedroom.


Food and Beverage Service:

American Rail Excursions Inc. nostalgic rail tour includes (as per your itinerary) nostalgic rail dinning featuring traditional American cuisine, freshly prepared by our on-board chef. The combination of fine food, crisp white linens, first-class on-board service and awe inspiring scenery set the stage for a most memorable trip. Menus are ever-changing, reflecting the influences of the towns and cities we visit. Bon appétit!

The following is a sample of cuisine, freshly prepared aboard our rail cars.

Our sample menus include:

Sample Breakfast Menu

 Piping hot fluffy pancakes
 Hash brown potatoes
 Tender Sausage links
 Crisp Bacon
 Assorted Fresh Fruit
 Assorted Cold Cereal
 Assorted Breakfast Pastries
 English Muffins
 Toast & Jelly
 Assorted Chilled Juice,
 Freshly Brewed Coffee, (Regular or decaffeinated)
 Assorted Teas
 Milk, Hot Chocolate
 Complimentary Eye-opener from our bar

Sample Lunch Menu

 Fresh garden salad served with choice of homemade dressings
 Chicken Provel
 Garlic mashed potatoes
Green Beans Almondine
Assorted baked breads and butter
 Apple pie alamode
 Freshly Brewed Coffee (Regular or Decaffeinated)
 Assorted Teas
 Soft Drinks
 Domestic and Imported Beers, or Wine
 Your Favorite Mixed Drink from the Bar

Sample Dinner Menu

 Soup Du Jour
 Mesclun salad, served with bosch pears, gorgonzola crumbles, crazines and topped with a
Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing
 Tender Medalions of Beef Tenderloin topped with Béarnaise Sauce
 Idaho Oven-Baked Potato with butter and sour cream
 Fresh steamed asparagus
 Assorted Dinner Rolls and Butter
 Chicago Style Cheese Cake adorned with fresh strawberries
 Fresh Brewed Coffee, Regular and Decaffeinated
 Assorted Teas
 Soft Drinks
 Domestic and Imported Beers, or Wine
 Your Favorite Mixed Drink from the Bar

Our on-board chef prepares all meals fresh.

Premium Beverage Service Includes:

 Miller Lite and Heineken beers
 Chardonnay, Merlot, and White Zinfandel wines
 Mixed drinks derived from scotch, bourbon, gin, vodka, rum and mixers. (No blender or frozen drinks)
 Soft Drinks including Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Ginger Ale
 Bottled still waters
 Fresh Brewed Coffee (Regular or Decaffeinated)

Dry Snacks include:

• Planter’s dry roasted peanuts
• Goldfish
• Chex mix
 Gardetto’s Mix

May we make your reservation today?

a 50% deposit per person is due at time of booking.
Full open balance due by 6/1/15
No refund unless trip is canceled.
Tickets are transferable to another person with prior approval.

Please reserve your space by May 29, 2015!

The American Flyer

June 30 (July 1) – July (7) 8, 2015

Trip #AR-15-F-2

Click here for printable reservation form

Thank You!

American Rail Excursions, Inc.
23600 Marshall St.
Dearborn, MI 48124-1431

Frank Corley, reservations
Phone 313-300-8411
Roger J. Verbeeren Jr., home office
Phone 618-451-0100


Important Information – Please Read

American Rail Excursions, Inc. welcomes everyone who wishes to travel with us on our public trips. However, because this is vintage railway equipment produced in the 1940’s and 1950’s, there are no special facilities available for those passengers that might have a disability.  We welcome those passengers that are disabled, but please consider the suitability of these trips carefully. We encourage you to call us at 618-451-0100 or e-mail us at for additional information for your specific situation.


Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth herein.  In the responsibility of their own negligence, neither American Rail Excursions, Inc., Royal Street Railcar, LLC, Pacific Union Sleeping Car Co. L.L.C., Southern Hospitality Dome Car Co. LLC, Powhatan Rail Services, Inc. dba American Rail Excursions or IFE Leasing, Inc. nor their agents shall be responsible for cancellations, delays, diversions, or substitution of  equipment or any act of omission whatever by Amtrak, transportation companies, of any other persons providing any of these services necessitated by same.  Nor shall they be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness, or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from the loss or the negligence of any person not their direct employee or under their exclusive control. Transportation companies, Amtrak, etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board train or conveyances.  The passenger contracts in use by Amtrak or transportation companies and passengers or purchasers of this tour, assumes no responsibility in this connection.  Payments are not refundable unless the trip is canceled.  We reserve the right to cancel a trip prior to departure, in which case your entire payment to us will be refunded without further obligation on our part.  Smoking is not permitted on these cars (except in vestibules between cars and on the ground at the longer station stops).  As is the case of all travel, regardless of destination, we cannot guarantee clear weather at all times. Clouds, rain or other weather conditions beyond our control may obscure scenic highlights.  We have no control over the various transportation companies providing services for the excursions, and thus it must be understood that changes in the equipment, dates, routes, or other accommodations, though unlikely, can occur.


Travel insurance is Highly Recommended for any extended trip to protect your interest.