The Broadway Limited

Fall Foliage Special - October 18-20, 2019

Round-Trip, Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and return via private railcar “Catalpa Falls”



Join Executive Rail for an exclusive travel experience! Enjoy the spectacular fall foliage and scenery of Pennsylvania Dutch country and the Allegheny Mountains from the comfort of our restored 1949 railcar, the Catalpa Falls. The original bold colors and styles of the car’s mid-century design provide a comfortable and luxurious setting for your unique trip across the Keystone state, the same route that the Broadway Limited once traversed on the famous Pennsylvania Railroad.

Once the train departs Philadelphia on Friday, you will be treated to the first of four on-board meals prepared entirely from original Pennsylvania Railroad recipes. Your trip through Pennsylvania’s breathtaking fall landscape will take you over famous railroading engineering landmarks, including Rockville Bridge and Horseshoe Curve, all while sipping period-correct cocktails in the comfort of the Catalpa Falls’ lounge or one of five bedrooms equipped for day service. The westbound trip will end with an exquisite and historically accurate Pennsylvania Railroad dinner, prepared on-board by our skilled chefs and punctuated by the railroad’s signature Pennepicure pie for dessert.

While in Pittsburgh, you can ride the famous Duquesne Incline, visit the world-renowned Frick House art museum, or even continue the railroad theme at the shops and restaurants at Station Square (the original 1898 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad station and headquarters). Hop on a bus tour of the city from the Pittsburgh Tour Company, or simply let your senses guide you to some of Pennsylvania’s finest local breweries and eateries around Market Square.

After boarding the eastbound train, the Pennsylvania Railroad’s original cookbooks will again be exercised for an authentic breakfast offering as the train passes the site of the 1889 Johnstown Flood. As the early morning light cascades over the Alleghenies, the fall colors and spectacular mountainside views will be on full display from the Catalpa Falls’ large picture windows. Lunch will be prepared from historic recipes as the train glides through the rolling fields of Amish farmland, ending a memorable weekend journey as the train returns to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. 

The tickets for this rail adventure are priced at $1,100 per person. The ticket includes round-trip rail transportation between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh aboard the private railcar Catalpa Falls, as well as four authentic Pennsylvania Railroad meals and all beverages served aboard the train.


Friday, October 18, 2019

  • 12:42 PM - Depart Philadelphia

  • 7:59 PM - Arrive Pittsburgh

Sunday, October 20, 2019

  • 7:30 AM - Depart Pittsburgh

  • 2:55 PM - Arrive Philadelphia


Executive Rail has arranged a special rate of $155.00 per night (plus fees and taxes) for our guests at the historic Omni William Penn Hotel, within a short walking distance of the Pittsburgh train station. Passengers that wish to partake in this special rate must book their rooms with the hotel directly by September 16, 2019. To book your room at this special rate, simply click here.

Other Information

At Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, Executive Rail’s passengers are asked to convene at Amtrak’s Metropolitan Lounge prior to our train’s departure. The Lounge is located up the stairs at the end of the hallway behind stairway #1. Comfortable, quiet lounge seating, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and free WiFi are all included with the use of this Lounge, which is open only to private car riders and premier Amtrak passengers. Further information regarding access to the Metropolitan Lounge will be distributed to ticket holders via email during the week prior to the trip. Passengers will be escorted from this central location to our private railcar by a member of Executive Rail’s staff at about 12:15 PM on Friday, October 18th. We ask that all passengers arrange to arrive at 30th Street Station’s Metropolitan Lounge by 12:00 noon to expedite our check-in and boarding processes.

Information regarding the on-board culinary experience will be similarly distributed to passengers via email prior to the trip. Passengers will be asked to provide their meal selections from the offered menu options in advance to aid in our chef’s preparation and stocking of the train. Additionally, passengers will be asked at this time to notify us of any dietary restrictions or allergies so we may accommodate your specific needs.

Passengers will be responsible for their own ground transportation during their stay in Pittsburgh, including between the train station and any hotel/lodging accommodations. Executive Rail’s preferred hotel, the Omni William Penn, is only about a 10-minute walk from the train station, or you can arrange in advance for a local taxi service to meet you at the station through our guest services contact below. Pittsburgh’s downtown area is easily traversable on foot or on public transportation during the day on Saturday. Please plan accordingly, and feel free to contact our staff below with any questions or concerns.

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