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*** Two Exciting 2016 Tours ***
*** Del Mar Racetrack ***
See Below!

Private Railcar Colonial Crafts

Colonial Crafts at San Diego, CA / 25 Seat Lounge

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Welcome to the world of exclusive private passenger railroad car travel. Private railway passenger cars have a long tradition of providing the finest in personal service and comfort. Private car COLONIAL CRAFTS continues this tradition for the modern traveler.

Our 2016 Tours

Armed Forces Day on the USS Midway,
May 21, 2016

Offered by Colonial Crafts.

Photograph of the Midway in San Diego President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. And what better way to celebrate our armed forces than to encounter the awesome size and power of the USS Midway and experience what it must have been like to serve on a ship that was once the largest in the world. Our exclusive all-day tour includes travel from Los Angeles and Orange county Amtrak stations to San Diego and back aboard vintage private railcar Colonial Crafts, and a special behind-the scenes tour of the Midway conducted by Scott McGaugh, Midway Museum Marketing Director historian and author of three books on the USS Midway.

Priced at $249/person.

Please contact Colonial Crafts toll free at (877) 224-1150, (818) 203-5276 or by email at for a color brochure, additional information, reservations and booking for the May 16 Armed Forces Day Tour.

Additional information on our new Armed Forces Day Tour is available on our Special Events page.

Guests at Hearst Castle,
August 12-13, 2016

Offered by Colonial Crafts.

Photograph of the Hearst Castle from above Experience what it was like to be an honored guest of William Randolph Hearst! This exclusive overnight getaway includes travel from Los Angeles to the region in vintage private railcar COLONIAL CRAFTS, a private four-course catered dinner at Hearst Castle and special behind the scenes tour personally conducted by a Museum Executive. Also included is lodging at the deluxe Cavalier Ocean Front Resort in San Simeon, and a short wine-tasting tour prior to reboarding Colonial Crafts on the return trip. COLONIAL CRAFTS you'll be pampered by our professional staff who will provide luncheon, hors d'Oeurves and dinner prepared for you fresh in our kitchen, as well as our complimentary bar.

Please contact Colonial Crafts toll free at (877) 224-1150, (818) 203-5276 or by email at for a color brochure, additional information, reservations and booking for the August 12-13 Guests at Hearst Castle Tour.

This tour continues our very successful Hearst Castle tour program. Additional information, reservations and booking are available on our Special Events page.

Del Mar Racetrack Charters

Offered by Colonial Crafts.

Photograph of the Del Mar Racetrack Starting Gate This year the Del Mar opening day is Thursday, July 16. Colonial Crafts would be attached to Amtrak Surfliner Train # 572 leaving Los Angeles Union Station at 11:15 AM. We would arrive at the Amtrak Solana Beach station at 1:23 PM for the transfer to the Del Mar racetrack. The bus transfers are on double deck British buses that run every 15 minutes to the track. For the return, we would leave Solana Beach at 7:22 PM to catch Train # 591 heading north to Los Angeles where we would arrive at 9:35 PM. Your guests may board or leave at any regular Surfliner station.

We will provide for up to 30 of your guests full drink service for the entire trip including mixed drinks, beer and wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks will also be available. Our professional wait staff will serve all drinks and hors d'oeurves. Our staff has many years of experience serving in railroad business and private cars.

Colonial Crafts seats up to 25 guests at tables and lounge chairs in the large lounge and up to eight additional guests in the rooms. We limit the maximum number of guest to 30 to prevent overcrowding. All seats can reach end tables or drink stands.

We look forward to working with you to complete the details of this trip. Often our guests have specific suggestions for services and decorations on these special trips. We look forward to hearing from you on the special details for your trip.

Please contact Colonial Crafts toll free at (877) 224-1150, (818) 203-5276 or at for, additional information, reservations and booking a Del Mar Racetrack Charter.

In Summary

COLONIAL CRAFTS is based and maintained in Los Angeles, California, a major hub on the Amtrak system. From Los Angeles, COLONIAL CRAFTS may be chartered on Amtrak routes to San Diego, Oakland and Seattle, Denver and Chicago, New Orleans and beyond. COLONIAL CRAFTS is equipped to travel to all Amtrak destinations.

Whatever your reason for considering private railcar travel, private car Colonial Crafts may be just the car for your needs. Please browse our web site or contact us for more information on private car travel.

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