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Private Rail Cars
Life’s a Journey – Travel in Luxury
Fay says, “More than simply timeless elegance, or an extraordinary railroad journey, private rail cars give you one thing above all: the luxury of time alone with the people who matter the most.”
About Private Rail Cars
There are various types of private rail car or carriage, broadly as follows:
1. Luxury or First Class private carriage attached to a public train.
2. Luxury carriage in a luxury train, hired for exclusive use.
3. First Class carriage in a public train, hired for exclusive use.
4. First Class carriage in a special or touring train, hired for exclusive use.
The above may apply to both day trains and trains with sleeping accommodation, and are generally limited to one or two cars for between 2 and 80 passengers.
How Much Is A Private Rail Car Rental?
The cost of private rail cars depends on many factors, but start from a minimum of around GBP 3,150 / USD 5,000 / EUR 3,850 per car per day, excluding catering and other on-board services. A more complex route or planning process will increase the cost.
Who Hires Private Rail Cars?
Family Trips & Vacations
A private train carriage offers a spacious and comfortable environment for entire families – whether as a tour holiday in its own right or as part of a travel programme.
Private rail cars are ideal for grandparents who want quality time with rarely-seen grandchildren.
VIP Train Travel
Private rail cars provide complete privacy, plenty of space and a secure environment for VIPs and celebrities.
PR, Media & Marketing
For PR events, press conferences and journeys with multiple stops, private train cars offer spectacular publicity opportunities along with secluded privacy as required.
For board meetings, business conferences and negotiations, private rail cars are a dynamic and unusual approach to securing quality time alone with the people who matter.
Medical or No-Fly Travel
In some instances, a private rail car may be the optimal means of comfortable travel between destinations where flights are not an option.
Where Are The Private Rail Cars?
Here are some of the countries in which private rail cars can be chartered, with a selection of rail cars. Contact the Luxury Train Club if you are seeking a carriage hire elsewhere.
Rest of The World
Featured Private Rail Car Tour
Here you will, from time to time, find details of pre-arranged tours in private rail cars.
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