By Jim Dobson, Senior Contributor, Forbes; May 29, 2020
A new resurgence of the Golden Age is on the horizon as interest in private rail travel in a post-pandemic world is increasing. More than pure elegance, travelers can take extraordinary voyages all in the lap of luxury. The privacy and social distancing allowed within your private rail car could soon become the ultimate luxurious adventure.
Private luxurious rail cars have been around for over a century, when the Chicago-based Pullman Company, founded in 1867, first produced a selection of railroad cars, dining cars, and parlor cars. Pullman wanted to take care of his wealthy clients with accommodations to rival five-star hotels. The Pullman Company ultimately became popular with its private cars among the rich and famous.