Wedding Train Excursion

Elizabeth and Jerry plan to get married soon. Simple and quietly, likely at the Alameda City Hall. But we're having a rolling wedding reception! Trump's proposed budget cuts all funds for long-distance AMTRAK trains, so this type of trip may be impossible in the future.

To celebrate, we've chartered two private railroad cars for a weekend trip to Los Angeles. They will be hooked up to the rear of Amtrak's Coast Starlight on Friday, July 28th (South-bound) at Jack London Square in Oakland. Be there at 8:30 AM. And on Sunday, July 30 16th (North--bound) from Los Angeles Union Station. You can ride the railroad either way or both. Look forward to much fun on the trips and in Los Angeles. Note that round-trips may not be available for all.

This website will be updated often, so check it. email us at to let us know if you can attend and which railroad legs you would like. Here are our two rail cars hooked up as they will be in July 2017 -- on the tail of the Coast Starlight. Both are Vista Dome cars that served on the original California Zephyr from 1949 until 1971.

Here are links to pages in this website:
   Dates and Itinerary -- July 28-30, 2017
   Tips for the Road
   Hotels -- The Biltmore in Los Angeles and the Waterfront in Oakland
   The Nethercutt Museum
   The California Zephyr
   California Zephyr Dome Buffet-Lounge-Observation #377 -- Silver Solarium
   California Zephyr Dome Coach #4718 -- Silver Lariat
   Los Angeles Union Station
To Download and run a video that is very similar to what our train will look like, click: "Amtrak"
  We will be using that tail car, but in the video, the other CZ car is a sleeper with no dome. We will be using a vista-dome coach instead

To contact us:


Jerry home 510-217-8775   (I only answer the cell 415-672-1374  when away from home).

Elizabeth cell 510-918-4654