locomotive cab rides
Experience the ride of your life!
Available on the Nantahala or Tuckasegee excursions. The perfect gift for the true railroad enthusiast! This special seat gives you an in-your-face look at what it takes to be an engineer! See all the equipment and training that our engineers practice with everyday! This is a sure ticket for adventure and a lifelong memory! Advance booking suggested, based on availability. Choose to ride outbound or return in the cab, and take a seat in a standard/open air passenger coach for the remainder of the excursion.
Please arrive 1 hour prior to train departure with your paper work filled out completely! You can download your required paperwork HERE or scroll to the bottom of this page to click through the attachment!
Reservations must be made with a minimum of 24 hours notice. 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.