With luck, we won’t see this much snow on the ground in the high Sierra for a few months yet.
However, time calls the private rail car Two Rivers and a whole lot more out on the road in late September/early October. The 2013 Annual Convention of the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners or AAPRCO calls at Napa, California this year. If all goes according to plan, a 28 car train departs Seattle on Thursday, September 26th and arrives into Los Angeles on Saturday, October 5th.
You can follow along as the Two Rivers makes the complete journey. Blogging along the way, you can read all about it at the Private Car Service web site. It should be a grand time with plenty to see. You’ll also see and learn about the other cars that make up the full consist of this year’s AAPRCO special.
More than a few guests have commented that travel by private rail car is the equivalent of cruising. The main difference being on land versus at sea. The route of the train travels along a number of lines that normally do not have passenger trains. So the rare miles will add up for the folks who count that kind of thing.
The list of our “port’s of call”? Seattle; Richland, WA; Bend, OR; Klamath Falls, OR; Oroville, CA; Napa, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA and finally Los Angeles. Regrettably, the convention train will not be open to the public during this trip. But as promised, I will be sharing photos of the cars and tales from along the way.
Be sure and check in as we roll the miles by!