A new dinner train service will launch July 15, offering Friday and Saturday night departures from Columbia, Mo. The train will cover Columbia Terminal Railroad’s Columbia-Centralia, Mo., main line.The train’s equipment is painted for Wabash, the road that historically owned the Columbia branch.
The Columbia Star dinner train will be pulled by F units 1950 and 1951 that were originally built for the Great Northern and formerly provided power for the Grand Traverse Dinner Train in Michigan until operations ended in 2008. The journey will take approximately three hours. The dining cars were built by the Pullman Car Company in 1938 for the Southern Pacific Railroad as coach cars. Later they were converted to dining cars for dinner train service. Originally these cars served on the famous Southern Pacific train named the “Daylight” running between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
For information and reservations, visit www.dinnertrain.com/.
Winter weather hindered the historic train’s completion, but contractors are now putting the finishing touches on the Columbia Star Dinner Train. Although there’s still plenty to organize and prep, crews expect it’ll be …
Publish Date: 06/08/2011 13:58
The Columbia Star Dinner Train will run on the COLT line between Centralia and Columbia. When service begins, the train will travel between Columbia and Centralia and offer appetizers, drinks and a five-course meal by …
Publish Date: 02/23/2011 13:17
The Columbia Star Dinner Train will soon offer a 3 hour journey between Columbia and Centralia.
Publish Date: 02/24/2011 18:33