The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Images > Image of the Day

Image of the Day Images that will blow your mind - every day. [Blog] [RSS] [XML]

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-21-2017, 12:13 AM   #1
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 60,654
Dec 21st, 2017: Travel in Style

There are 565 Billionaires in the US but with the new tax package being passed in Washington you should be on the list soon.
Being new to that position you should be aware of the responsibilities that come with it.
One of the most important is appearances in public, usually while traveling.
#1 – By road, unless you are driving an expensive sports car at minimum double the legal limit you must be chauffeured.
This is the most hazardous mode of travel.
#2 - By air, you must travel in a private aircraft, preferably your own, or leased at minimum. Bigger is better unless it’s
exceptionally fast. Safer than by road but still can fall down go boom.
#3 – By rail. This is the safest (Amtrak only 2 derailments a month), most comfortable and classiest way to travel.
Unfortunately the Orient Express rarely goes where you want to go, plus you would still have to deal with the nouveau riche,
and Scottish impostors.

Oh what’s a Billionaire to do. Simple, own a private railcar, travel in style in the eyes of the drooling protalitariot, comfort
for yourself, and have Amtrak pull you anywhere in the country you wish to go, for $2.10 a mile.
Have to hire a locomotive for non-Amtrak spurs.
Take a cue from John Paul DeJoria’s Patron Tequila Express.


Quote:
It was built in 1927 as a private business car—one of maybe 2,000 specially kitted out for railroad presidents and industry titans—and is today owned by John Paul DeJoria, who cofounded Patrón Tequila and Paul Mitchell hair products (and who ranks 81st on The Forbes 400).


85 feet of luxury.
Quote:
DeJoria’s train has three staterooms, a master suite, a dining room, a vast kitchen, an observation room, and a crew member who looks after it all—an amiable guy named Chris Shaffer. “This is the nicest car in the world,” Shaffer says


Quote:
Plush doesn’t begin to describe the interior. The observation room is like a scaled-down Asian temple, complete with Buddhas, sumptuously carved woods from Kashmir, and exotic North Indian textiles on the sofas and reclining chairs. The dining room trends more Victorian, with heavy draperies, tufted couches, and tassels on the lampshades—think Timber Baron Lite. Modern conveniences abound: The staterooms have bathrooms with showers, and the observation room has a 46-inch flat-screen satellite TV that magically appears when you twist a certain brass finial.


Quote:
You can turn up a basic vintage car for between $150,000 and $300,000, then expect to put in $500,000 to $1.3 million to upgrade it to Amtrak standards. As with a yacht, though, it’s the operating expenses that really pinch. The Patrón Tequila Express costs about $10,000 a month, which includes maintenance, insurance, storage, and a bare-bones crew (Shaffer). That doesn’t include mileage or siding charges.
So get cracking if you don’t want to the subject of gossip at the country club and gala balls.

link

link
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2017, 10:21 AM   #2
limey
Encroaching on your decrees
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: An island within the south-west coast of Scotland
Posts: 6,397
Want. But there's no railroad here on Arran!
__________________
A wandering mind living it up on the edge ... of civilisation, within the southwest coast of
limey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2017, 12:03 PM   #3
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 60,654
I don't imagine there's a ferry to handle it either, so you'll have to park it on the mainland.
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2017, 01:04 PM   #4
footfootfoot
I may have overstated my temerity's degree of mitigation.
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: in the house and on the street
Posts: 18,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by limey View Post
Want. But there's no railroad here on Arran!
You're wealthy enough, you'll just have to have one built. Get a good, German made one though.
__________________
the internet is a hateful stew of vomit you can never take completely seriously? - Her Fobs
footfootfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2017, 01:36 PM   #5
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 30,742
Quote:
Originally Posted by limey View Post
Want. But there's no railroad here on Arran!
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
I don't imagine there's a ferry to handle it either, so you'll have to park it on the mainland.
Put a hitch on it. Your new, bigger, improved Fanny!
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.