Monthly Archives: September 2018

Amtrak Pacific Parlor Cars removed, then sold: The end of an era

Posted 9/25/2018

The wonderful classic Pacific Parlor Cars that gave sleeper car passengers on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight a comfy vintage lounge with a bar, buffet and downstairs movie theater were removed last year to ‘save money’.  The cars hail from the 1940’s.

Casprail has learned that the cars will never be coming back.  They have been sold.  Apparently the sale happened quickly as the cars were coveted for conversion to private use.

Amtrak Parlor car

Amtrak Parlor car

The train-riding public has lost a treasure and Amtrak is experiencing death by 1000 cuts…

Chief Advocate, Larry Plotkin