Amtrak provides the ability for rail/train car owners to have their privately-owned rail/train cars attached to our trains between specified locations to see North America in an extraordinary way. We also provide many services, including 480v standby power, water, ice, septic, car wash, parking, and switching.
The charges to the owner of the private car include an annual registration fee, concurrent with the annual PC-1 inspection, as well as a mileage rate based on the number of cars on that particular movement request and other charges based on the services requested. View our Private Car Tariff terms and conditions, and other information about private car movements.
The increase in tariff rates for private car moves known as Rate Addendum No. 1 originally implemented on March 1, 2014 has been withdrawn. No action will be required on the part of any private car owners. Amtrak will issue credit memos directly to the car owners. The credit memos may be used against existing open invoices or future private car movements at the car owner's discretion. We anticipate that this will be completed within the next 60 days.
Amtrak intends to fully implement rate increases on October 1, 2014 pursuant to the Private Car Rate Addendum No. 2 document.
For more information about scheduling a move, please call the Manager - Private Cars at (302) 683-2297. Please be advised that we can only schedule a movement with the owner of the train car(s). Consult the Service Alerts & Notices to see events that may affect your travel.
Amtrak offers the ability to move your private train car(s) between the following locations and provides these services:
|El Paso, TX||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Ft. Worth, TX||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Grand Rapids, MI||Yes*||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Kansas City, MO||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Los Angeles, CA||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New Haven, CT||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|New Orleans, LA||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New York, NY||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Newport News, VA||Yes+||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Niagara Falls, NY||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Salt Lake City, UT||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|San Antonio, TX||Yes*||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|San Diego, CA||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|St. Albans, VT||Yes+||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|St. Louis, MO||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|St. Paul - Minneapolis, MN||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Canadian Cities (Via Rail)**|
* Non-Amtrak parking available.
+ Private Cars must remain with train.
** Subject to approval by VIA Rail Canada.
Note: These destinations and services are current as of October 30, 2006, and subject to change at any time. The approval of a move may be subject to height, width, speed restrictions, or other operational factors. Please consult with Amtrak's Private Car Department at (302) 683-2297 for the most up-to-date information about a planned movement.
These organizations can provide information on private car trips for the general public.