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"Rails to Sails"

Riding The Cincinnati Railway Company's Private Railcars to the AAPRCO Convention

Traveling from Chicago, Illinois, to San Pedro, California,  September 16 - 19, 2008.




Brian and Vicky Collins, Owners of the Birch Grove

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Brian Collins, or call at
Day: (513) 791-RAIL (7245)
FAX: (513) 791-0880  

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Private Train Chef
Chef Bill Hoeffer
PO Box 17636
Covington Kentucky, 41017

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Convention History

A new 30 minute PBS style program traces the history of private rail cars from 1841 up to the present time.  Through vintage film and current video, fourteen private rail cars are profiled in this documentary on DVD.

Description and Order Form at:

A vendor at the AAPRCO 2008 Convention in San Pedro, California


Bella Vista Travel

Rail Travel Specialist


Carole Walker, Owner

(562) 594-6771

(714) 952-2718

Los Alamitos, CA  90720


Tom and Kelly Marshall, Owners, Depot Inn and Suites

La Plata, Missouri

An Amtrak Southwest Chief Station Stop.


Railroad information portal.  Train travel, model railroading, railfan and railroad industry information including Amtrak train travelogues, railroad photographs, model train building tips and more.

Trade Member of AAPRCO for many years.

Steve Grande, V.P. of, and wife, Barbara Cepinko.

Tom and Kelly Marshall,
Steve Grande and Barbara Cepinko,

Principals at Silver Rails Resort, La Plata, Missouri


A unique assembly of dynamic recreational / educational venues and visitor services, driven by the railroad history, pastoral landscapes, and cultural heritage.

Julie King and David Schramm of the National Railroad Hall of Fame in Galesburg, IL


Fabulous Esquires Big Band

The CD that the Esquires were selling at the AAPRCO Dance at the Queen Mary (left) can be purchased, and listened to online at:

Do you think the fact that there is a Train on the cover of their CD had anything to do with this band being chosen for the evening?

Honestly, a great CD and Band.

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