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A ride into the past: Luxury train cars on display in St. Paul

Owner Larry Milsow stands in his Great Northern "City of Spokane" passenger car at St. Paul's Union Depot on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The city of Spokane is one of eight private luxury passenger train cars belonging to the members of the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 / 3
The observation lounge aboard the Northern Sky passenger car at St. Paul's Union Depot on Wednesday, Sept. 19. As part of the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners annual convention in St. Paul this weekend, the public will have the opportunity to tour the historic rail cars Saturday. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 / 3
The Great Northern City of Spokane passenger car at the Union Depot in St. Paul on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Owner Larry Milsow, of Spokane, Wash., estimates he has put in over 15,000 hours of labor into restoring the car. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press 3 / 3

ST. PAUL—Eight vintage luxury train cars will be on display Saturday, Sept. 22, in St. Paul.

The cars, belonging to members of the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners, will be at Union Depot, as part of the group's 41st annual convention.

"They're all million-dollar train cars," said Ken Buehler, the convention's co-chairman. "It's certainly luxury travel, back to how it was in the golden age."

The public is invited to tour the cars from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, with $10 tickets available online and at the depot. On Sunday, a railroad-themed brunch will be held; it is $125 per person. Tickets for both events are available at kcc-llc.com.

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