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A Golden Opportunity Believe it or not, there has been neither a millionaire nor billionaire who has had the opportunity to have their own Private Railroad Car constructed from the ground up in over 60 years. Even those bearing the typical marks of great success... multiple million-dollar luxury homes, a private yacht or jet... have been unable until now to build their own custom Private Railroad Car from scratch. The appeal of owning jets or yachts pales in comparison to the romance of owning your very own, majestically-furnished Passenger Railroad Car. Today, with 21st century technology, we finally have the opportunity to create a railroad car that can be personally designed and built from the rails up. Sterling Barnhardt can make that happen for you.

Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com | 512.263.1953

Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com 512.263.1953

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History Back in the Gilded Age, wealthy individuals had finely appointed private railcars custom-built to their specifications. Additionally, many cars built by Pullman, Budd and other companies that were originally used in common carrier service as passenger cars were later converted for use as business and private cars. There were various configurations, but the cars generally had an observation platform, a full kitchen, dining room, state rooms, secretary’s room, and an observation room. Today, in the historic tradition of the Budd and Pullman-Standard cars of years gone by, Sterling Barnhardt is proud to bring back to the market the opportunity to construct legendary one-of-a-kind Luxury Passenger Railcars.

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Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com | 512.263.1953

Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com 512.263.1953

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Unique, One-of-a-Kind Luxury While there are many Amtrak certified passenger cars operating behind Amtrak trains today, ALL have been rebuilt out of old 1920’s to 1960’s units and are limited in their design and features and many of these units are of marginal rebuild quality. The cars we can help you create will be unlimited in their design and will use technology unlike anything the railroad industry has ever seen, perfect for the specific needs of vacation passenger rail lines, businesses or individuals demanding the best that money can buy. Imagine viewing the landscape through un-interrupted wall to ceiling domed glass as you sit in your stateroom or lie on your king-sized bed looking at the night sky. Your custom built passenger car can have amenities such as a theater, observation deck, game room, spa, gym, art gallery, piano bar, dance floor, lounge room with mezzanine, dining facilities... the possibilities are truly endless.

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Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com | 512.263.1953

Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com 512.263.1953

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Options & Amenities Domed luxury railcars have been introduced in Alaska as comfortable coach models but Sterling Barnhardt can also provide cars much along the lines of vintage Sleeper-cars once used on legendary North American and European passenger trains of the past. We offer sleeping cars with Grand Suites with your choice of King or Queensized beds or with an upper berth if you’re a diehard traditionalist. Even our luxury “Ultradomes,� which are available in single or bi-level, are built with the same dependable standards as the passenger DMUs and offered as either self-propelled or nonpowered commuter coaches. The self-propelled vehicles can pull two other coaches with their twin 600 horsepower (450 kw) diesel engines. The non-powered coaches have a high level of parts commonality with the DMU offerings and all are designed for convenient repair or replacement. All cars feature air-conditioning units and generators for lighting and heating in each individual unit.

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Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com | 512.263.1953

Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com 512.263.1953

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The Sky is the Limit This is a very unique opportunity to use your creative genius to design, build, and operate a truly unique Private Passenger Car. Being the first to acquire a Custom-built Passenger Car will make history and open up new doors for the future of technology and innovation in the passenger railcar industry. Your final product will surpass ALL other Amtrak approved railcars in North America in design, mechanicals and technology. Whether it be a private car (PV), lounge, sleeper, a full length dome, bilevel or a combination of each, your private car will be customized to your exact specifications and outfitted to suit your personal wants, needs and desires. While not inexpensive, the only limitation on the final product is your imagination.

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Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com | 512.263.1953

Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com 512.263.1953

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Why Private Passenger Cars? There are many ways to take advantage of owning a Deluxe Passenger Car for business or for pleasure. An experience shared traveling by rail will be a memorable one and you can use your personal train voyage to entertain and bond with your business clients. Or you can simply take a rejuvenating vacation with family or friends, experiencing the untapped freedom of modern railroad travel and discovering rail travel’s bestkept secrets. A shared railroad journey can be the ultimate way to relax, especially on a railcar with all of the modern conveniences you would enjoy at a 5-star Luxury Hotel. There is a rich and vibrant history attached to the railroads of the world that is waiting to be experienced.

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Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com 512.263.1953

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The Superior Way to See the Continent We’re all familiar with the infrastructure that makes up the modern road system, but when rail was King a whole separate world was constructed to welcome these new iron ponies. In the era of cattle-car airlines and gridlocked highways, Private Passenger Car train travel is a dream come true. Let your guests soak in the wide open spaces, rich forests, fruited plains and purple mountains majesty, all from the comfort of your Private Car. Your car may even become your home base in major cities, allowing you and your travellers to enjoy the sites of the city while having a Luxury Railcar waiting to transport you and your lucky guests whenever you are ready to depart.

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Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com 512.263.1953

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Welcome Home Crossing the country on a Luxury Passenger Car provides a unique vision and perspective that can only be offered by rail. You’ll get to rediscover sites that have been long forgotten by travellers in recent years and find your own secrets to share for a lifetime as you take this next step in luxury travel. Let us help you build your dream car, a car that can be used for business or pleasure and in all types of environments. Create a PrivatelyOwned Passenger Car that can travel the continent, affording riders the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore and experience the countless unique and wondrous sites that only rail travel can offer.

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Sterling Barnhardt | www.SterlingRail.com 512.263.1953

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We will design and build your Dream Railroad Passenger Car that will be the flagship of the AAPRCO private car fleet. Call us today for more information. (512) 263-1953 Qualified and serious inquiries only. All communications will be strictly confidential.

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