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Riding the Rails in Style, with a Private Car

Some railroad buffs looking for luxury travel are willing to spend big bucks to ride on a vintage train car. The restored private cars often feature formal dining rooms, plasma televisions and fine wood interiors.

Fewer than 200 such cars exist in the United States -- Ann Thompson of member station WVXU in Cincinnati found one, and has a report.

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With more than 30 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.
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