If your yacht has become boring, you may need a private train car

For those whose yachts are too big to be docked at many of the nicer destinations, it may be time to consider a new mode of transportation. Why not a private rail car:

Only around 80 people own private rail cars in the U.S. They . . . run[] upwards of $250,000. And that’s not to mention storage and Amtrak fees, which can amount to $10,000 a year, and pulling charges, which on Amtrak run $2.10 per mile plus about $100 per night for parking. [via Business Insider]

Pricier than an Italian sports car, but cheaper than a personal jet. And you can put your feet up and enjoy a refreshing adult beverage en route.


About Guy N. Texas

Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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One Response to If your yacht has become boring, you may need a private train car

  1. hortonw says:

    That’s perhaps the least inspiring luxury form of transportation I can imagine. You’re tied to train schedules and routes. I’d put a private plane, helicopter or limo well ahead of a rail car. But, I am not in a position to make that choice.

    Curious, though, that Amtrak can pull a rail car for less than it costs to use a cab. I guess once you’re already pulling the rest of the train, the incremental cost of another car is mostly fuel (and some time to unhitch and rehitch) the thing. Rail is quite fuel efficient.

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