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Photo:The westbound Missouri River Runner departs Hermann MO en-route from St. Louis to Kansas City.

The ALPINE TRAVEL CLUB is a group of people who enjoy traveling by Train usually on Amtrak Rail and Private Rail Car Services. There are NO member dues or fees. Payments are made by Check to Alpine Rail Tours PO Box 190063 St. Louis, MO 63119. We accept major credit cards (over the phone) the credit card company charges a 3.5% service charge. We NEVER collect payments via Meet-up or Pay-pal.


The Southwest Chief en-route to New Mexico (Santa Fe) chasing the Westward Sun at 79 mph.

Travel consists of Day Trips along the Missouri River (Washington, New Haven, Hermann, Independence) and longer weekend trips to Kansas City, Chicago and Beyond. Long distance overnight trips by train on the double level Super-Liner trains include Santa Fe NM, Colorado, Rockies, Glacier Park MT and The Grand Canyon and other locations. Amtrak Accommodations: Reserved Extended Leg Rest Fully Recline Coach Seats, Compartments for 2 (Economy Roomettes, Bedrooms, Suite) Full Service Dining Car, Downstairs Cafe Lounge Service and an Upper Level Sight-seeing Lounge Car. No need to stay in your seat or room you can explore the Train! For all Alpine travelers most Tours include Breakfast for everyone! (On the Train and at your Hotel or Lodge).

The Standard Alpine Tour Package INCLUDES Reserved Coach Accommodations. If you are traveling in a any of the Compartment Rooms then your Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the Full Service Dining Car (Excludes Gratuity). Request a sample menu. (Request a sample Amtrak Accommodation sheet to see your options). There is an additional Room Charge for all Compartment Accommodations based on a 2 per room arrangement. Single Supplement Rooms are also available. All rooms have 2 sleeping berths & day-time seating with a fold down table & small closet, mirror sink.


Double Level Super-liner on ALL Western Routes

We typically run 6 - 8 trips per year from the Kirkwood and Saint Louis Downtown Amtrak Gateway Station. For longer distances we obtain Hotel discounts and provide MAPS, a List of Things to Do as well as provide Restaurant Lists. We provide rolling Concierge Services along with standard Hotel Concierge Services.

Most of our long distance Rail trips consist of ONE OVERNIGHT on-board the train. Each night on the Train you save from having to purchase a Hotel Room for the Night. It is all about the JOURNEY and the DESTINATION. With great Sight Seeing En-route!

ALPINE RAIL TOURS of St. Louis is the Travel Operations Agent for the ALPINE TRAVEL CLUB. We can offer the following active references who you may contact regarding our past Trip and Tours performance:

Amtrak Operations 430 S 15th St, St. Louis, MO 63103 (Downtown Gateway Station) City of Washington MO Chamber of Commerce & Travel Office Marybeth Ratke Tel: (636)239-2715 Hermann Chamber of Commerce & Travel Ctr. Kay Schwinke Group Coordinator Tel: (573) 486-2744 Sheraton Crown Center Hotel Kansas City Group Sales Office Tel: (816) 841-1000

Get to know more about the Alpine Travel Club pick up the phone and call CJ at 314.345.0298


Amtrak's Sight-seer Lounge standard on ALL Western Super-Liner Double Level Trains

For long distance overnight trips we offer a 3 PAYMENT SCHEDULE. Trip is POSTED on MEET-UP. For a detailed TRIP FLYER send us your EMAIL to cjdoyle9051@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest.

C J on behalf of the Alpine Travel Club

EMAIL cjdoyle9051@gmail.com

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ON YOUR OWN - DRIVE OUT TO WASHINGTON MO - 1 HOUR TRIP FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC AT THE MARKET "GARDEN PARTY BAND" THUR OCT 8TH - 5 pm to 830 pm Last Concert of the Season Sponsored by the Washington MO Chamber Tourism Center PLEASE BE AWARE Sept[masked] - The City of Washington MO (Franklin County) has announced Covid19 cases are on the rise. In partnership with the local Mercy Hospital they recommend the wearing of masks indoors and safe 6 ft distancing indoors & outdoors. If you go bring your mask & hand sanitizer. These are safety measures that we all use in St. Louis Co. & St. Louis City. For updates check with the Franklin County Health Dept at[masked]. Issued by C J - Alpine Travel Club DIRECTIONS - 1 HOUR DRIVE FROM ST LOUIS Interstate 44 West Highway 100 West Exit Right Turn at East 5th Street (Bank of Washington / Best Western) Right Turn onto Elm Street into downtown Washington MO PARKING on Main Street & West Front Street MUSIC AT THE MARKET - The Garden Party Band OPEN AIR VENUE with benches & tables (first come first serve) Safe Social Distancing is Practiced - Bring a mask for indoor venues Bring your own folding lawn chair for comfort In case of rain - market is covered COOLERS & PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED Request a WALKING MAP and PDF Washington Mo INFO Page. EMAIL [masked] FOOD & BEVERAGES are available for purchase at the Market RESTAURANTS WILL BE SERVING OUTDOORS ON THE PATIO & INSIDE Suggest You Call Ahead Regarding Arrangements. Early Dinner Works! Bud's American Pub 516 W Front St. PATIO[masked] Chop House 415 W Front St. OUTSIDE[masked] Sugar Fire Smoke House 512 W Front St PATIO[masked] Marquart's Landing 300 W Front St PATIO[masked] John G's Bier Deck 107 W Main St DECK[masked] Old Dutch Hotel 227 Elm St SPACED INSIDE[masked] ARRIVE IN THE AFTERNOON AND VISIT THESE GALLERIES Gary R. Lucy Gallery 231 W Main St[masked] Bryan Haynes Studio Gallery 10 W 2nd St[masked] ARRIVE IN THE AFTERNOON AND VISIT THESE SHOPS Missouri Meerschaum Co Corn Cob Pipe Musuem 400 W Front St[masked] Addi's Stylish Choices in Clothing 124 W Main St[masked] Beautiful Journey refinished furniture 216 Elm St[masked] Envy Women's Boutique Clothing 105 Elm St[masked] I.B. NUTS & FRUIT TOO 200 Elm St[masked] Loyal Bella for all Pet Parents 120 Elm St[masked] Olivino Tasting Bar, Olive Oil, 120 W Main St[masked] Scudder & Co. Antique Repurposed 201 W Main[masked] TRAIN SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE schedule change due to COVID Amtrak no longer provides a same evening round trip to this event. There is only one train a day Westbound in the early evening and one train a day Eastbound around Noon. We are hoping service will be restored to normal in 2021. Amtrak Reservation Service[masked] If visitors would like to stay OVERNIGHT please contact the OLD DUTCH HOTEL directly at[masked] (ask for the Alpine Travel Corporate Rate) Address 227 Elm St Washington MO 63090. The front desk can give you a quote. FOLLOW CITY OF WASHINGTON MO (Franklin Co) SAFETY COVID GUIDELINES Outdoor Venues Practice Safe 6 feet Distancing Indoor Venues require a Mask and 6 feet Safe Distancing Bring your hand sanitizer Take advantage of outdoor Patio Dining Event Volunteers & Restaurant Staff will Guide You QUESTIONS ??? EMAIL [masked] Please Request a WALKING MAP and PDF Washington Mo information page from the Alpine Travel Club. C J -[masked]


Photo Above - Union Station Hotel St. Louis - 1894 Grand Hall ALPINE TRAVEL CLUB SAINT LOUIS - FALL 2020 Miss the last Zoom Meeting? *** INFO ONLY THIS IS NOT AN EVENT*** REQUEST A detailed PDF NEWSLETTER UPDATED WITH PHOTOS FROM OUR AUGUST ZOOM MEETING RSVP (YES) or (NO) Request Your PDF Send Us an EMAIL to [masked] JOIN INSTAGRAM#alpinetravelclub to see Photos of Past Trips Free from any Smart Phone via Play Store T O P I C S Train Travel 101 - Amtrak On-Board Accommodations Jasper Jr. Alpine Travel Asst. tells us about Amtrak on-board Pet Policy Amtrak's overnight Long Distance Service Reductions Will Amtrak make it to it's 50th Anniversary in 2021? Rail Passengers Association www.railpassengers.org/happening-now Amtrak Covig-19 Operating Safety Guidelines at 50% capacity F A L L - OWN YOUR OWN (local things to do) See Details Twilight at Frank Lloyd Wright Pappas House OCT TBD Walking Self Tour of Missouri Botanical Garden (By Reservation Tues - Fri) Walking Self Tour of Forest Park and Visitors Center (Daily) OCT 8 - MUSIC AT THE MARKET - WASHINGTON MO (Garden Party Band) Outdoor Music, Outdoor Terrace Restaurants, Bring Small Folding Chair Drive Out by Car about 1 hour or by Amtrak Train 45 minutes Walking Architectural Tour of downtown St. Louis features Union Station Grand Hall, St. Louis Wheel, Lunch at Khaldi Outdoor Terrace. Sampling of Private Rail Cars & the Amtrak Sightseer-er Lounge VIRTUAL RAIL FAN we bring the trains to you by CAM www.virtualrailfan.com GREAT MOVIES & SONGS ABOUT TRAINS Visit on-line TRAIN STATUS BOARDS in the US. Rail Passengers Assoc. GLACIER PARK destination features Whitefish, Grouse Mountain Lodge, Side Tours - Glacier Hike, Lake Boats, Red Bus, East & West Side Tours

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