Vacations by Rail Announces Special Steam Train Departure of Empire Builder Experience from Milwaukee to Seattle

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Vintage Milwaukee Road 261 passenger steam engine included in one-time only special departure

Vacations by Rail, a Chicago-based specialty travel company selling independent travel and group train tours and vacations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and beyond, announces an exclusive departure of the Empire Builder Experience rail vacation featuring the nostalgic Milwaukee Road 261 steam engine along with the historic Milwaukee Road "Cedar Rapids" Skytop Observation rail car and Super Dome 53 rail car.

The special departure of the Empire Builder Experience, from June 23 - 27, 2008, takes travelers from Milwaukee to Seattle over the course of five days. In addition to the rare opportunity to travel on the famed Milwaukee Road 261 passenger steam engine from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, vacationers witness grasslands, prairies, and the Glacier National Park traveling on the majestic Empire Builder train from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seattle. The tour includes one night superior class hotel in Milwaukee; one night superior class hotel in Seattle; first class travel and complimentary hors d'oeuvres on the steam train; and, the Empire Builder from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seattle with Roomette accommodations and meals.

This special departure is priced at $1,133 land-only, per person based on double occupancy. Upgrades on Empire Builder accommodations are available for a additional charge.

To book this special departure of the Empire Builder Experience or any rail vacation, visit

About Vacations by Rail:
Vacations by Rail is the leading seller of rail travel and tours in North America and the trusted authority on rail vacations. Travelers can choose from the largest selection of independent rail vacations, escorted rail tours, luxury rail journeys in North America, Europe and beyond. Vacations By Rail also provides virtually every European Railpass and ticket to meet customers European rail travel needs. For more information on Vacations By Rail and the company's products, email or call 1-877-929-7245.


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