Fireworks, Music and Barbeque
Enjoy a Weekend in Kansas City Aboard Private Sleeping Car Cimarron River
Memorial Day Weekend – May 26-29, 2017

Join the St. Louis Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society for a relaxing Memorial Day weekend trip from St. Louis to Kansas City May 26-29. We'll be taking the Pullman sleeping car Cimarron River on a scenic ride across Missouri for a weekend in the city of jazz and barbeque.

This is the weekend for Celebration at the Station, Kansas City's big Memorial Day festivity, including a free concert of patriotic music by the Kansas City Symphony and the city's largest fireworks display. All the events take place at Union Station, where Cimarron River will be parked, so we will be in the center of the festivities. More information at

The trip will depart from the downtown St. Louis Amtrak station. You will also be able to board at the Kirkwood Amtrak station.

Friday, May 26
Board Cimarron River at the downtown Amtrak station starting at 2:00 pm
Leave St. Louis at 4:00 pm, Kirkwood at 4:29 pm
Arrive Kansas City at 9:40 pm

Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28
Both days are yours to roam Kansas City. The Celebration at the Station event is Sunday evening.

Monday, May 29
Leave Kansas City at 7:30 am
Arrive Kirkwood at 12:30 pm, St. Louis at 1:10 pm

We will be parked on the private car track at Kansas City Union Station with easy access to all of Kansas City's attractions. There is so much to do and see in Kansas City. Union Station is directly across the street from Crowne Plaza and the National World War I Memorial. The Steamship Arabia Museum (a must-see), City Market, Westport, and the Country Club Plaza are all easily reached using Kansas City's transit system, which stops at Union Station. Transit info can be found at

Available accommodations on Cimarron River are 11 single roomettes (accommodate one person) and two double bedrooms (accommodate one or two people with its own toilet). Two additional adjoining bedrooms will be ensuited to serve as a lounge. Each accommodation has its own sink with hot and cold running water. The car has a full-size shower and is climate controlled.

This is a Picnic Class trip, meaning that passengers provide their own food and beverages. Coffee and orange juice will be provided each morning and passengers should have access to the Amtrak café car both directions between St. Louis and Kansas City. Ice will be available on the car. A microwave and toaster are available. Pillows, towels and linens are provided on Cimarron River.

Fare is $495 for a roomette (single occupancy) or $925 for a bedroom (single or double occupancy) and includes all rail transportation and three nights accommodations on Cimarron River. Reservations are on a first-come, first served basis. Full payment is required with your reservation*. Make checks payable to St. Louis Chapter NRHS and mail to:

Trip Director – St. Louis Chapter NRHS
10101 Carolynne Drive
St. Louis, MO 63128

Please include the names of all travelers, your address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Or, you may pay using MasterCard, VISA, or Discover via Paypal. Select your Accomodations, enter yout phone number and click Buy Now link – a surcharge will apply.

Credit Card Purchase

If you choose to pay by credit card via Paypal, complete the form below. Then e-mail all passenger information, including each passenger's full name, address, e-mail address and telephone number to There is a $21 per surcharge for bedrooms and $11 for roomettes for charge card purchase. It is included in the price indicated below.

The required information MUST be provided for the reservation to be completed.

Phone # Required

For additional information contact Rick Sprung at 314-842-5980 or via e-mail at

* Important: Full fare payment is due with trip reservation. Verbal reservations will not be accepted – space is not reserved until the full payment is received. The payment is non-refundable if the reservation is cancelled and the space cannot be filled by the customer or the St Louis Chapter NRHS. The full fare will be refunded if the trip is canceled by the St. Louis Chapter NRHS. Passengers may want to obtain trip insurance. Exact dates / times subject to change per Amtrak availability. If it is necessary to adjust dates and the new dates cannot accommodate passenger, the fare will be refunded.