A Nostalgiac Train Ride on The Greenbrier Presidential Express
The Greenbrier Presidential Express
There’s nothing that relives the luxury lifestyle of the past, than a ride on a legendary train.
The Greenbrier is a classic American resort located in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The Greenbrier recently announced its plans to bring back the luxury train experience in America.
The goal is to debut The Greenbrier Presidential Express in July of 2012. It’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the streamlined 20th Century Limited express train from 1938.
The Greenbrier resort is in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia and has proudly welcomed guests since 1778.
The Greenbrier is widely known as “America’s Resort” and covers about 6,500 acres of beautiful countryside. The resort’s property offers four golf courses, The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health), a 40,000-square-foot spa, a mélange of sporting activities, shops, private homes, guests-only casino and, at its heart, a vast and imposing 710-room hotel.
Jim Justice, chairman and owner of The Greenbrier was quoted, “We want to bring back the glamour of rail travel. Everything from the décor to the food will make you feel as if you are already at the resort.”
The Greenbrier Presidential Express will bring the resort’s signature décor and service to Washington, DC’s Union Station.
Guests will climb aboard the vintage train for a six-hour, non-stop trip to White Sulphur Springs. The 15-car train can accommodate up to 240 passengers and will feature a salon
car, board room car, in addition to an open-air car for unforgettable views and photography opportunities.
A team consisting of 40 skilled craftsmen in Pottstown, PA, are currently refurbishing all of the train’s 15 cars with the finest woods and fabrics.
The train’s cars were originally built in the 1950s and served as the long distance trains for both the Union Pacific and Santa Fe railroads.