for visiting the Hatrick's Overland Trail website!
We'll try to
keep you up to date with the travels of our railcars. We hope you
might consider joining us on a rail journey as we love to "entertrain"
Reno Fun Train / Reno Snow
Train 2009 (photo
The Overland Trail has served
three seasons now on the Reno Fun Train as the "dance car".
The car will be traveling north towards the end of January, 09 to
once again join the consist for our fourth year. Note worthy is the
fact that the Overland Trail (SP 2981 at the time) served out its
"remaining years" (before starting a new chapter in its
life as a private car) assigned to this train and was last used by
Amtrak (owner of the car at the time) in 1979. Every "fun
train" season, the lounge was stripped of its wonderful
"deco" furniture and was reencarnated as a dance car on the
Reno Fun Train! It was assigned to the train from the late 60s
through 1979 (operated first by SP, then by Amtrak). Below are some
pictures showing the Overland Trail in Reno Fun Train service. Based
in Walnut Creek, CA, Key Holiday's
are the current opeartors and the RFT has been their baby for over 15 years.
LA Rail.com Bill
and Debbie have joined forces with a number of local (Los Angeles,
CA) owner - operators and have incorporated LARail.com.
We will specialize in "mini vacation" rail tours and
corporate retreats. All of our future excursions will be posted at LARail.com.
The Amber Trail (1950 ex
Union Pacific chair car) rebuild is progressing well with Amtrak
certification achieved. Now working on passenger niceties like air
conditioning and new toilets (in stark contrast to the infamous
additude of early NYC RR president, William Henry Vanderbilt, who's
idea of public service was quoted as ... "the public be
damned!"). We have begun repairing the Women's restroom floor
which had rotted out under the rubber flooring and became
"soft" in several places. Please click Amber Trail link in
the left hand side bar to view the latest.
Flags of our Fathers on DVD!