AAPRCO “Kansas City Rocket” Rare Mileage Trip May 18th
May 2017 “Kansas City Rocket”
AAPRCO Rare Mileage Special Train
Wednesday May 17th: “Swift Stream” will be parked in Chicago at the Amtrak Facility in Roosevelt Yard. This evening, the private cars making up the AAPRCO “Kansas City Rocket” will be put together and moved to Union Station during the night. Sleeping room guests for the “Rocket” trip may begin boarding at 3:00pm. Beverages and Light Snacks will be served. Enjoy dinner in the city.
Thursday May 18th: the “Kansas City Rocket” will depart Union Station about 5:00am and travel a 570-mile trip that covers a lot of rare mileage on the Union Pacific main-line track, including the Geneva subdivision from Chicago to Clinton, Iowa; the Clinton subdivision from Clinton to Nevada, Iowa; and the Trenton subdivision from Nevada to Kansas City, Missouri. Breakfast and Lunch are served en route. Dinner is on your own following arrival and positioning at Kansas City Union Station in the late afternoon. All sleeping room guests may occupy their accommodation tonight. Day riders disembark upon arrival in Kansas City.
Friday May 19th: Kansas City Rocket consist will be at Kansas City Union Station. Breakfast Buffet will be served on board for our overnight guests. AAPRCO meetings will be held at the Westin Hotel, easily accessible via covered walkways. Guests not opting to remain on board will disembark at noon. Lunch is included with your AAPRCO Meeting Registration and Dinner is on your own this evening.
Saturday May 20th: Breakfast Buffet will be served . Guests not attending the AAPRCO Board Meeting are free to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Kansas City. Lunch and Dinner are on your own this evening.
Sunday May 21st: Breakfast will be served on board and all guests are to depart the Swift Stream by noon today. Kansas City Union Station is home for the Swift Stream so we will not be returning to Chicago .
KC Rocket Fare: $1479.00 per person double occupancy includes one way rail travel from Chicago to Kansas City on the rare mileage Kansas City Rocket special train, two nights sleeping accommodations, two breakfasts, one lunch, beverages and snacks. Does not include registration fee for AAPRCO mid-year meeting or gratuities to on board staff.
For those wanting to begin and end their excursion in Kansas City, the Swift Stream will travel behind Amtrak’s Southwest Chief on Tuesday May 16th departing Kansas City at 7:43am and arriving in Chicago at 3:00pm. Breakfast and Luncheon will be served en route. Enjoy dinner on your own in Chicago. You may occupy your on board sleeping accommodations tonight. May 17th breakfast will be served and the day is yours to tour Chicago. Meet our Chicago boarding guests this evening. Beverages and Snacks will be available.
An additional charge of $379.00 per person double occupancy will be added to the KC Rocket Fare ; includes all features of the KC Rocket as described plus rail travel aboard Swift Stream from Kansas City to Chicago, one additional night of on board sleeping accommodations, two additional breakfasts and one additional lunch.
Guests wishing to remain in their on board sleeping accommodations on May 19th and May 20th may do so for an additional charge of $139.00 per person double occupancy which will be added to the KC Rocket Fare. Daily breakfast, beverages, and light snacks are included.
A Limited Number of Day Rider Seats are Available
One Way Travel from Kansas City to Chicago
Departs 7:43am Arrives 3:15pm
includes breakfast and lunch en route
$229.00 per person
One Way Travel on the rare mileage “Kansas City Rocket” special train Chicago to Kansas City
Departs approx 5:00am Arrives late afternoon
includes breakfast and lunch en route
$629.00 per person