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Luxury train route to start at Greenbrier

Courtesy the Greenbrier 

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., released details on a luxury train service scheduled to run between the resort and Washington D.C., starting July 2012.

The Greenbrier Presidential Express will take up to 240 passengers on the six-hour trip in a 15-car train. The train will provide a dinning car and open-air cars for scenic advantages.

“We want to bring the Greenbrier experience to Washington and bring back the glamour of rail travel,” said Jim Justice, owner of the Greenbrier. “Everything from the décor to the food will make you feel as if you are already at the resort.”

The $15 million train will incorporate the resort’s décor into the train’s interior style to make it feel like an extension of the resort experience. The cars being renovated for the route were built in the 1950s as long-distance trains for the Union Pacific and Santa Fe Railroads.

For more information, read the West Virginia Gazette article.