Enjoy a unique Memorial Day Weekend adventure of steam, diesel, and electric rail travel as we transit 8 states and visit Chicago, the capital city of U.S. Railroading, in a classic 1940s streamlined coach. This trip, hosted by nationally known railroader, author, historian, and curator John Hankey, is the first in what we hope will be a new series of “Railroad Adventure Trips” and reminiscent of some of our fan trips in the 1950s and 1960s.
Ride The CTA "L", or one of the many Metra lines to the suburbs for a day of railfanning. Shop north Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Visit world-famous Millennium Park, the Navy Pier, or the Museum of Science and Industry or relive the roaring 20's on the "Untouchables" tour. Saturday night stay at the hotel of your choice (sightseeing and hotel not included).
Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the exhibits and
rolling stock of the HVRM and perhaps chase the train.
After dinner (individual settlement) Sunday evening, you will re-board our motor coach to South Bend to rejoin the Franklin Inn behind Amtrak’s eastbound Capitol Limited. Glide through the night across Ohio and Pennsylvania, crest the grade at Sand Patch, then charge down the Potomac River Valley arriving back in Washington, D.C. early Monday afternoon. Snacks and continental breakfast food will be available on the return trip. The morning run across the Alleghenies on the original route of the former B&O Railroad (now CSX) is considered one of the most impressive and scenic trips east of the Rocky Mountains.
Don’t delay, order today as this trip is a real value! (equivalent Amtrak coach fare alone is $190 for a single seat.)
NOTE: As of publication of this flyer, DCNRHS is working to arrange the logistics to have our group particpiate in the Sunday evening barbeque with the crews of the HRVM and the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (owners of the 765) in the restoration shop at HRVM, but final plans and timing have not been worked out so we cannot guarantee this will take place.
Photo Credits: NICTD: Brian Gilleran – NKP No. 765 and Franklin Inn: J. Lilly – Chicago and Amtrak – William Hakkarinen
ROUND TRIP FARES
DCNRHS Members: $269
Windy City Limited — May 27-30, 2011
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Chicago Hotel Infomation
The following information is provided for your convenience only when making arrangements for Saturday evening. DCNRHS does not have a relationship and is not endorsing these hotels. There are many hotels. We recommend you stay in/near the loop for the convenience of being near our departure point on Sunday morning.