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In this subject I'm going to post all of the ferry and position moves that are accepting passengers. Often times these moves are fairly cheap and allow you to get the experience of a private car for sometimes the same price as Amtrak for a better experience.

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9/10: One Way NYP-ALB aboard the New York Central 38, and Braddock Inn on Train No. 49

Cost:$100 cash day of departure

Reservations: joer@newrivertrain.com

Food: Not provided, you are welcome to bring your own however.

Depart 3:40 PM

Arrive: 6:20 PM

Available return times: 7:15 PM

 

Note: the current sleeper price on this train is $105 so save money go via PV.

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Thanks for posting this, and any other moves....I would be interested in any "rare mileage" moves that I haven't been on, if you ever get any of those...thanks... :)

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9/11: One Way TOL-CHI aboard the New York Central 38, and Braddock Inn on Train No. 49

Cost:$100 cash day of departure

Reservations: joer@newrivertrain.com

Food: Not provided, you are welcome to bring your own however.

Depart 6:15 AM Eastern

Arrive: 9:50 AM Central

Available return times: 6:40 PM CT and 9:30 PM CT

Return cost:$43

 

Note: the current sleeper price on this train is $250 so save money go via PV.

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Car: Hollywood Beach

9/24: STL-CHI train No. 304

9/25: CHI-DEN Train No. 5

9/29: DEN-CHI Train No. 6

10/1: CHI-STL Train not specified

Cost:$2,500 for all legs

Reservations: onecniccat@prodigy.net

Food: Included

 

Note: The current Amtrak ticket price for this route is $999 in business and sleeper. This also includes all nights on the car in Denver so not a bad deal.

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Car:Stampede Pass

9/18: One Way CHI-MSP on train No. 7/27

Cost: $349

9/24: One Way MSP-CHI on train No. 8/28

Cost: $349

Round trip cost: $629

Reservations: PAXX rail

Food: Provided

Westbound

Depart 3:15 PM

Arrive: 11:00 PM

Available return times: next day

Eastbound

Depart:9:00 AM

Arrive: 5:45 PM

Return:next day

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The words "cheap", "private", and "car" generally don't go together in the same sentence (unless it is, "I'm too cheap to take a private car!"), but these look to be some prime opportunities. Thanks for sharing them here.

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Owning all types of stuff is not a way to experience it/them cheap(ly)! :huh:

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There is another cheap way to enjoy them work on them. As owning is not a way to keep it cheap.

 

True enough; I've volunteered as a car host for the Galveston Railroad Museum on their annual "hurricane evacuation rehearsal" excursion.

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I was under the impression that Amtrak was not allowing private cars on their trains. Has there been a change?

While there was a rule change, there hasn’t been an outright ban.

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Car:Stampede Pass

9/18: One Way CHI-MSP on train No. 7/27

Cost: $349

9/24: One Way MSP-CHI on train No. 8/28

Cost: $349

Round trip cost: $629

Reservations: PAXX rail

Food: Provided

Westbound

Depart 3:15 PM

Arrive: 11:00 PM

Available return times: next day

Eastbound

Depart:9:00 AM

Arrive: 5:45 PM

Return:next day

Are these times accurate? The departures look to be an hour later than typical Empire Builder service. Edited by NorthShore

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Could be track work. But I honestly went with what the PV owner is reporting.

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Arrgh - should either be "$100" or "100 Dollar," not both.

I know. Life is just so hard.

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I was hoping for a sell out.

Sorry man. Do you plan on running them again anytime soon?

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I'm on the car right now on the Joliet rocket. We're sold out the next two weekends to Montreal.

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Just favorited this post. I’ll keep an eye out for future trips. Once did a positioning move on the caritas from Chicago to nyp back in the 90s.

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