Join Gulf Coast Chapter - NRHS for a fun day by road and rail!
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival

You are invited to join Gulf Coast Chapter - National Railway Historical Society, Inc. on a special day trip by road and rail from Houston to DeQuincy, Louisiana, to tour the DeQuincy Railroad Museum and attend the annual Louisiana Railroad Days Festival.

The date is Saturday, April 9, 2016. We'll depart from the Houston Amtrak station promptly at 7:30 a.m. on chartered motor coaches for the journey to DeQuincy to visit the museum and festival at the beautifully restored Kansas City Southern Lines depot. Among the many displays at the depot is one of the finest collections of large-scale steam locomotive models in the region.

We'll depart DeQuincy on the motor coaches in time to board Amtrak's Sunset Limited at Lake Charles for the ride home to Houston. Scheduled arrival in Houston is 6:18 p.m.


Cost per adult is $70; the fare for children under 12 is $50. Fare includes transportation only; meals, gratuities and other expenses are not included. Admission to the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival is free. The trip is limited to 90 passengers.

For more information, please see the Itinerary and Terms and Conditions below. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Amtrak Sunset Limited at Lake Charles
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival
Amtrak Sunset Limited at Lake Charles
Amtrak Sunset Limited at Houston

Itinerary -
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Via Chartered Motor Coach
Dp. Houston Amtrak Station 7:30 a.m.
Ar. DeQuincy, La. 9:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tour Dequincy Railroad Museum and Festival

Dp. DeQuincy 12:45 p.m.
Ar. Lake Charles Amtrak Station 1:30 p.m.

Via Amtrak
Dp. Lake Charles Amtrak Station 1:55 p.m.
Ar. Houston Amtrak Station 6:18 p.m.

Schedule subject to change. Information regarding parking at the Houston Amtrak station will be provided at a later date. Questions?: email info@houstonrrmuseum.org

Terms and Conditions

By making a paid reservation and/or boarding the conveyances provided, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

All fares must be paid in full no later than Feb. 24, 2016.

If the event is cancelled by Gulf Coast Chapter - National Railway Historical Society, Inc., and its members (hereafter the Sponsor), full refund of the fare paid will be made. Otherwise, due to the financial commitments required to operate the trip, requests for individual refunds must be made no later than Feb. 20, 2016. Refund requests received after Feb. 20, 2016, will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are not guaranteed.

The Sponsor shall not be held responsible or liable in any way for damage, injury or loss to person, property or otherwise in connection with the proposed event. The Sponsor acts only in the capacity of agent for participants in all matters pertaining to transportation and services, and assumes no liability for any injury, damages, loss, accident or irregularity occasioned by vehicle defects, defaults of carriers or their personnel, any additional expense due to delays, motive power failure, change in service, illness, weather, strikes, quarantine, war or other causes.

Although the scheduled activities, transportation services and equipment provided for the event are expected to be as represented by the Sponsor, the Sponsor has no control over provision of same and cannot guarantee that specific activities, transportation services and equipment will be available for the event.

The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the event without advance notice. In such case, the Sponsor’s liability shall be limited solely to the event fare paid. Handling charges (if any have been collected) will not be reimbursed. The Sponsor reserves the right to change routes, transportation services, equipment, departure or destination points or times, schedules or any other aspect of the event as necessary without advance notice, and such changes shall not be subject to refund. The event will operate rain or shine.

The Sponsor welcomes the participation of the disabled and those with special needs, but it should be noted that the Sponsor has no control over access to transportation equipment or other facilities provided by third parties during the event. To participate fully, all passengers must be able to board and alight from the motor coaches and train cars with little or no assistance.

While the event is open to all ages, it may not be appropriate for younger children. All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event.

Amtrak Sunset Limited at Beaumont

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