First Class Seating

All Adult First Class & Family First Class

All Adult First Class & Family First Class


Our unique coaches have colorful stories and heritage dating back to the 1940’s. Great care and attention has been taken to restore and preserve this history.  Our First Class Coaches have been updated with new interior carpet and plush furniture along with new exterior paint and detailing to highlight the cars authenticity. Table tops of 4 and 2 are available. You may be seated at a table of 4 if your party is 2.

All Adult as well as Family First Class Dining cars feature seating at well-appointed tables and lounge/restaurant style chairs.

All First Class passengers receive a delicious lunch served by the car’s private attendant! Find your meal options here!  You will also recieve a souvenir tumbler with unlimited fountain sodas or coffee and tea, and an embroidered tote bag gift from GSMR! (One tote bag per couple)

April – Sept, Family First Class also includes Lunch with the Conductor! This special addition allows for one of our Railroad show conductors to interact with fans of ALL AGES! The conductor will be onboard the Family First Class car meeting and greeting passengers and accompanying Family First Class riders throughout the entirety of the trip!

Family First Class is available on the Nantahala Gorge Excursion April – August.          

Also available on the Tuckasegee River Excursion April 3&4, Dec. 26-30. 

Pricing for Family First Class Adults:$94, Child (Ages 24mo-12)$54,

Infant (under 23months)$20

All Adult First Class is availabe year round. Pricing for Adults (21+) $94

Ticket fares subject to a 7% Historical Preservation Fee and a 6.75% North Carolina state tax. 

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