, under contract with Amtrak and the local joint powers authority, operates its own branded "
Reno Fun Train (www.RenoFunTrain.com)
Back in1963 the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Reno Chamber of Commerce devised a plan to stimulate wintertime tourism and the Reno Fun Train was up and running. Over the years various tour operators ran this train creating a reputation for the train as a huge party on wheels traveling through the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains destined for Reno Nevada, "The Biggest Little City in the World".
In 1993 Amtrak awarded the contract to KEY HOLIDAYS
of Walnut Creek, CA who not only reestablished the traditions of the original Reno Fun Train, such as the live Dance Band, Strolling Minstrels and party atmosphere, but also added new features; light meals served roundtrip, Souvenir Shop, Piano Lounge Car, Dance Car and Sightseeing Dome Car.
In 2017 under previous ownership the Fun Train season was cancelled. Now owned by Train Travel, Inc.
the Reno Fun Train is scheduled to resume operations in 2019, along with a full year of "Fun Trains" to other destinations. In addition, the "Fun Trains" under Train Travel, Inc.’s ownership will feature more accommodating passenger railcars and new onboard train programming for the entertainment of our guests. Join our e-newsletter to keep informed!
Sierra Scenic Train (www.SierraTrain.com)
Over the years as the weekend Reno Fun Train
became a huge success and the recognition that some travelers would prefer train programming to guests desiring "less party" or an atmosphere more accommodating to seniors, family and children, in 1996 KEY HOLIDAYS
began running a midweek train originally named the "Reno Snow Train
", but later renamed the "Sierra Scenic Train
". This train was a daylight train in both directions and allowed our young guests under the age of 21. The Sierra Scenis Train
featured single level Amtrak equipment, Souvenir Shop, Strolling Minstrels, Piano Lounge Car, and Sightseeing Great Dome. The Dance Car with DJ Music was available on some departures.
Train Travel, Inc.
and KEY HOLIDAYS
plans to re-launch this train in 2020 using a dedicated set of high end passenger equipment designed for an amazing rail experience through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and accommodating for seniors, families and children.
Vegas Fun Train (www.VegasFunTrain.com)
To our knowledge, no other rail operator, other than Amtrak (since 1971), has operated trains to Las Vegas from California, with the exception of KEY HOLIDAYS
. In 2002 KEY HOLIDAYS
ran its Vegas Fun Train
from Los Angeles California to Las Vegas Nevada. We believe that this train will have great public appeal and will be re-launched later in 2019.