Another Luxury Train in the USA
Posted by: Alan
America is to get another luxury train.
The famous Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia says a 15-carriage train able to carry up to 240 passengers will begin service between the resort and Washington DC from July next year.
A one-way journey will take six hours.
The train, to be called The Greenbrier Presidential Express, will have a boardroom carriage, a saloon carriage and an open-air carriage for viewing - all with decor similar to the resort’s
Greenbrier chairman Jim Justice told US industry website travlpulse.com: "We want to bring back the glamour of rail travel.
"Everything, from the decor to the food, will make you feel as if you are already at the resort".
Craftsmen are currently refurbishing carriages built in the 1950s and last used by the Union Pacific and Santa Fe railroads.
The resort, located at White Sulphur Springs, is a national historic landmark and has been taking guests since 1778.
It covers 2600 hectares and features 743 guest rooms and suites, 96 guest houses, 10 lobbies, over 40 meeting rooms, a conference centre, gaming areas, boutiques and a championship golf course, among other things.