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 Rev 6/30/09

Typical Party Menu

of the
of the

September 14, 2003

Los Angeles - San Diego
& Return

Menu du jour

Fresh shrimp w/cocktail sauce and currie dip.

Field salad w/pine nuts, golden raisins & goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Roast beef on roll sandwich w/cheddar and horseradish mayonnaise.

Turkey breast croissant sandwich.

Vegetable wrap w/provolone and kalamada olive spread.

Curried crab & cream cheese in phyllo dough.

Vegetable platter w/kalamada olive and ranch spreads.

Baked brie & puff pastry.

Fruit platter.

Cookies, brownies.

Water, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine

Notice / Rules of the Car

Food and beverage will be served both directions of travel.

We don't serve Women.
You have to bring your own!

Now Based in the Los Angeles Area

Private Party Car Pony Express - PPCX 800320 at Los Angeles Union Station
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Private Party Car Pony Express - is comfortably appointed to provide a warm and sociable environment for group events such as birthdays. anniversary celebrations, weddings/receptions, holiday parties and other social gatherings. It has an antique bar, comfortable lounge area and parquet dance floor. The car has been set up to function as meeting space, a classroom/conference room and as a film/ event production office. It has numerous power outlets for computers, projectors, copiers, etc;.and, is equipped with a video projector, DVD/VCR,/Stereo and 81 inch projection screen.

Ii is fully approved for service on Amtrak trains operating throughout the United States

The "Pony" is now based in the Los Angeles area with easy access to Amtrak.

  • Accommodations - The car can comfortably accommodate 36 - 40 people for group events and has sleeping accommodations for 2. The bunkroom has a bathroom with retention toilet and full sized shower
  • Companion Car - The Pony Express is ideally suited for use as a companion to other private cars operating either on a regularly scheduled Amtrak train or as part of a private train.
  • Special Use Car - The Pony is uniquely suited for special use as a support car for special events and film production. It is equipped with full-open end doors on the lounge end and the floor and walls can be protected so the car can be used for storage of bulky items up to and including an automobile. See photo below.
  • Charter and Lease Costs - The Train Source, Inc. is prepared to provide charter and lease cost information. Feel free to contact Stan Garner for more information.


The Pony Express
was built in January, 1941 as end-door Baggage/Express car #4210, of the Canadian Pacific Railway by Canadian Car and Foundry Co. of Montreal. It was one of a lot of ten such cars, 4202-4211. It displays the slightly curved sides which distinguish Canadian Pacific streamlined passenger equipment of that era from that of any other railroad in North America. These unique cars were once used by the CPR to transport Royal Canadian Mounted Police horses used for the RCMP's world famous Musical Ride.

These cars were built with only one window on each side. The additional windows in this car and the rider compartment were installed as part of the cars' initial refurbishment by Anbel Corporation of Brownsville, Texas in 1987-88. Reconstruction to current Amtrak PC-2 standards, interior paneling, carpeting and parquet dance floor were done by The Train Source, Inc. 1997-2001.

The unique interior paneling configuration was inspired by the simple, but elegant designs used in Virginia & Truckee Railroad Co. passenger cars 3 & 4 built by Kimball in 1872 and once owned by Short Line Enterprises (predecessor to The Train Source, Inc.)




 Private Car Pony Express - Diagram


 New Furniture for the lounge, December 2008
Antique Bar

Birthday Party


Jam session on the Railroad Revival Tour

The ultimate excursion car


A wedding on the way to San Diego

 Crossing New Mexico

The only way to see America

Pony as Camera Car - "Mona Lisa Smile", Feb. 2003


Crew Room


Full Open End Door