X Train selects company to overhaul cars for Las Vegas service

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LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Railway Express Inc., known as the X Train, has selected Rail Enterprises Inc. to refurbish cars for its planned luxury train service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Founded in 1987, Rail Enterprises is located in Orlando, Fla. Don Primi, president of Rail Enterprises Inc., will supervise the remanufacturing of the X Train fleet, the company said. That will include upgrading car interiors, trucks, brakes, couplers, heating and air conditioning systems, electrical, plumbing, windows, doors, exterior paint, and interior surfaces such as upholstery, kitchen, and bar furnishings.

“We are exploring where the cars will undergo the refurbishment process,” said Joseph A. Cosio-Barron, managing director-asset development of Las Vegas Railway Express Inc. “We believe Las Vegas could be the site. We have begun negotiations with a facility that is well suited to handle the project. We expect to have confirmation within the next couple of weeks. We would like to see this add to Las Vegas local employment.”

Las Vegas Railway Express is a publicly traded company that is designing and working to start a luxury train service from the Los Angeles area to Las Vegas. The service will use BNSF, Metrolink, and Union Pacific tracks between Fullerton, Calif., and Las Vegas. Departures are planned for Thursdays and Fridays to Las Vegas, returning on Sundays and Mondays. A first class accommodation introductory price of $99 each way would include food and beverage. The company hopes to begin service in January 2014.

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