Vintage Rail Sampler
Don't miss this rare chance to experience riding two historic American railcars during two scenic one-day roundtrip excursions up the coast to San Luis Obispo.
When: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 10:22 a.m.
Where: Amtrak Station, 209 State St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Community Events
Seating is limited to only 52 passengers during each of the two separate daytrips. Passengers on each trip will ride the same two vintage railcars, Acoma and Overland Trail. All passengers will ride one of the cars in the morning and the other during the afternoon return, changing cars during the midday stopover in San Luis Obispo.
Both railcars have an impressive pedigree. Consider Acoma. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad started upgrading its premier train, the Super Chief, “The Train Of The Stars,” to new lightweight “streamliner” cars in 1937. It began with just one train set, consisting of eight stainless-steel cars manufactured by the Budd Co. Acoma was one of those first eight cars. The new streamlined Super Chief traveled between Los Angeles and Chicago, making one round trip a week. The streamlined Super Chief was pulled by diesel locomotives sporting the now-famous “warbonnet” paint scheme. Each car, including Acoma, featured an interior uniquely decorated with a Southwest motif.
Event posted June 11, 2013
Last updated June 20, 2013