June 5, 2012

2nd Annual Civil War Train

Tour Group Planners is running a Civil War Train from Chicago around the country and back with stops at Vicksburg, New Orleans, Atlanta, Richmond and Washington. This 2nd Annual Trip is a wonderful opportunity to visit Civil War battle sites while riding on restored train cars from the 1950s.

The rail cars are privately owned, restored Pullmans, Lounges and Diners such as the Royal Street see here. The cars will be pulled by AMTRAK on the trains City of New Orleans, The Crescent and The Cardinal. There will be several side trips via bus to visit battlefields and museums.

I along with Anthony Pitch will be the on-board historians. I will ride from Chicago to Washington to provide several talks on subjects ranging from Grant's Vicksburg Campaign, The Great Locomotive Chase, and the Campaigns for Chattanooga and Atlanta, and Virginia all with an emphasis on the role of railroads.

There are still some slots available on the tour as of this date. If you are interested see this link.  CivilWarTrain.com

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