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Columbia Dinner Star Train

6501 North Brown Station Road
573 474-2223


The Columbia Star Dinner Train is comprised of two locomotives and three cars. A locomotive is located on each end of the train so that the train may operate in either direction. Our F-7 locomotives were built by the Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors in 1948 and 1953. These locomotives were originally built for the Great Northern Railroad

Our dining cars were built by the Pullman Car Company in 1938 for the Southern Pacific Railroad as coach cars. Later they were converted to dining cars for dinner train service. Originally these cars served on the famous Southern Pacific train named the "Daylight" running between Los Angeles and San Francisco. These cars are unique in that they are articulated, meaning that they share a set of trucks (wheels) between the two car bodies.

Our kitchen car is a former Chicago Burlington and Quincy (CB&Q) baggage car. This car has been converted to a full kitchen in which we prepare all of our meals right on board the train. The kitchen car is in the middle of the train so meals are served out of both ends of the car to the adjoining dining cars.


Andrew Perkins

Monday, March 4, 2013
An absolutely wonderful experience. The train appears to have not been altered since it was built in the mid 1900's. Beautiful velvet chairs, folded white lines, and the candles on each table made the experience that much better. The bartender was also the owner and manager and went far above and beyond to create a warm, pleasant experience for the guests. The food was great, not to mention the skill that it must take to prepare it on a moving train. We will do this again! -andy & alyse

Michael Flagg

Monday, March 26, 2012
Great food, great service, and the trip lasts just the right amount of time. My prime rib was outstanding and my wife loved the pasta dish (vegetarian option). If you want something out of the ordinary, I strongly suggest giving this a try.

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