Rocky Mountaineer To Add Seven Luxury GoldLeaf Rail Cars

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

CNW Group/Rocky Mountaineer.

Rocky Mountaineer will be adding seven new GoldLeaf Service rail cars on its Western Canadian rail routes. Four of the luxury rail cars will be added in APR, and the final three will join the fleet in 2020, bringing the company’s total to 26 GoldLeaf rail cars and 16 single-level SilverLeaf cars. 

The new two-level rail cars, which can each sit 72 guests, will be added to the trains travelling on two of Rocky Mountaineer's routes: First Passage to the West, a two-day rail journey between Vancouver and Lake Louise or Banff, and Journey through the Clouds, a two-day rail journey between Vancouver and Jasper.

"These new GoldLeaf rail cars will allow us to welcome even more guests on board our trains and offer increased availability across our most popular dates and routes," said Steve Sammut, president and chief executive officer, Rocky Mountaineer. "We were intentional in designing these new cars to offer the same exemplary guest comfort across the entire fleet, while also making numerous engineering enhancements behind the scenes that reflect our goal of constantly enhancing both the experience and efficiency of our service."


The new GoldLeaf rail cars feature:

  • Oversized glass-dome windows that can be dimmed
  • A separate dining area for guests and redesigned galley kitchens
  • Custom-designed seats that recline without impacting the guest seated behind and can spin 180 degrees to create more social seating
  • Enhanced technical features in rail cars, including improved suspension

These new rail cars, engineered and built by Swiss rail car company Stadler at its facilities in Germany, mark the largest capital investment in Rocky Mountaineer's history and serve to mark the rail company’s 30th anniversary.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.