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The Solar Eclipse Train

You asked for it, you got it...a special train for the 2017 solar eclipse!

About the Trip

The Solar Eclipse Train will depart the Bryson City Depot at 12pm traveling eastbound to Dillsboro, NC. This round trip specialty excursion will be approximately 5 hours altogether including its 2 hour layover in Dillsboro, NC. During the layover guests can explore the small town of Dillsboro and then enjoy the solar eclipse. Dillsboro offers many different shops and restaurants for passengers to enjoy while waiting for the totality of the Solar Eclipse to occur.

All guests will receive complimentary, special viewing glasses to safely observe the progression of the 2017 total eclipse.

Tickets start at $59 for Adults 13 years of age and up, $35 for Children (2-12 years) and complimentary for Infants (23 months and under).

Itinerary

Times are approximate and subject to change
9:00 a.m.Ticket Sales/Will Call Opens
11:30 a.m.Boarding begins
 Eastbound
12:00 p.m.Departure from Bryson City, NC
1:15 p.m.Arrive in Dillsboro, NC for layover
2:35 p.m.Totality (Lasts 1 minute 50 seconds)
 Westbound
3:30 p.m.Boarding begins for return
3:45 p.m.Departure from Dillsboro, NC
5:00 p.m.Arrive in Bryson City, NC
Trip Time Activity

Classes of Service

Crown Class

Crown Class features assigned seating in a climate controlled car with large picture windows. Everyone over the age of 2 years old receives a souvenir tumbler with free refills of soda, coffee, and iced tea all day! Beer and wine available. Adult tickets are $81, $44 for children ages 2-12 years old, and $13 for infants 0-23 months.

Steam $81 $44 $13
Locomotive Adult (13+) Child (2-12) Infant (0-23 Months)

Coach Class

Coach Class features open seating in an enclosed car, windows that can be opened for fresh air and taking photos, and are heated and have ceiling fans. Adult tickets are $59, $35 for children (ages 2-12) and infants 0-23 months ride complimentary.

Steam $59 $35 $10
Locomotive Adult (13+) Child (2-12) Infant (0-23 Months)

Open Air Gondola

Open Air Gondolas feature open seating in a car with unobstructed views, half-height walls, and a roof above to protect passengers from the elements. Adult tickets are $59, $35 for children (ages 2-12) and infants 0-23 months ride complimentary.

Steam $59 $35 $10
Locomotive Adult (13+) Child (2-12) Infant (0-23 Months)

Class Comparison

Amenity Crown Class Coach Class Open Air Gondola
Restrooms Available Yes Yes Yes
Heat Yes Yes No
Air Conditioning Yes No No
Assigned Seating Yes No No
Souvenir Travel Mug Yes No No
Large Picture Windows Yes No No
Windows Open/Close No Yes No
Ceiling Fans No Yes No
Ideal for Photography No No Yes
Outward Facing Seats No No Yes
Padded Seats Yes Yes Yes
Meal Included No No No
Lunch Available Yes Yes Yes

How to Purchase

You can purchase your tickets online or call our reservations department at (800) 872-4681.

No matter how you purchase tickets, they’ll be waiting at will call.

Or, you can purchase your tickets the day of in the Bryson City Depot.

Tickets start at $59 for Adults 13 years of age and up, $35 for Children (2-12 years) and complimentary for Infants (23 months and under).

Where to Go

The Solar Eclipse Train departs from Bryson City, NC. Parking is located at:

45 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Plan on being here by 11:00 a.m.

Ticket fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee and 6.75% North Carolina sales tax. Schedules, fares, motive power, equipment, seat selection, and meals are subject to change without notice. We guarantee the class of service you select. You will be notified if a change in schedule or motive power affects your reservation. Payment in full at booking by major credit card is required to finalize a reservation. You may cancel your reservation in full or in part and receive a refund less a $14.00 fee per adult ticket and $7.00 fee per child ticket as late as 48 hours before departure. Within 48 hours of the departure the reservation becomes nonrefundable. You may reschedule any time prior to your originally scheduled departure with a $6.00 fee per ticket for another date within the same calendar year. You may not reschedule a reservation after the scheduled departure.

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