Chairman’s Class

Chairman’s Class – The Ultimate Experience

Travel like an executive in our Chairman’s Class cars, positioned on both ends of the train. On one end of the train, the lovely Cedar Rapids brings up the markers, with its glass enclosed gallery. Restored and operated by the Friends of the 261, this Milwaukee Railroad car comes to us from the Twin Cities.

Our second Chairman’s Class car, the Frank Thompson, is a former Pennsylvania Railroad observation car, which ran between Chicago and New York on the famed Broadway Limited. Operated by Pullman Charters LLC, this car resides in Saginaw, Mich. Both cars offer exquisite opportunities to see the New River Gorge, aboard the very best “private varnish” in the industry, and are truly historic specimens from a bygone day or railroad luxury.

Our third Chairman’s Class car is the Super Dome #53 Also owned by Friends of the 261, this full-length beauty features unrivaled views from its extra-large (even by dome car standards) windows and comfortable seating. Its large kitchen downstairs will produce the meals you’ll enjoy as you watch the foliage pass by on your way to Hinton.

Full meal service is included- that’s breakfast, dinner, and full beverage service all day. Food is prepared fresh onboard by one of our professional railroad chefs, and is served by wait staff in traditional dining car attire! Chairman’s Class also includes early expedited boarding, so you’ll be on board with plenty of time to get acclimated before departure. Seating for these three cars is extremely limited, so purchase your tickets quickly to ensure you don’t miss out on this truly unique experience.

The Frank Thomson, one of two Chairman’s Class cars on the 2019 Autumn Colors Express
Super Dome, the third member of our Chairman’s Class
The second of three Chairman’s Class cars – The Cedar Rapids