RailFest Steam Shop Tour

    New for RailFest 2015!

    New for RailFest 2015! – An exclusive behind the scenes look of the restoration of #1702 steam engine. Join us for the Steam Shop Tour!

    Passengers will enjoy a scenic ride on the Tuckasegee River Excursion, departing the historic Bryson City depot on Saturday Sept. 5 at 1pm. When the train has reached the Dillsboro Shop, Steam Shop Tour passengers will deboard to begin their behind the scenes look!

    The 1-hour and 45min layover will include the following:

    A guided tour through the restoration shop.

    Exclusive access to the #1702 engine and the crew working on the restoration project.

    Plenty of photo opportunities.

    Passengers will also receive a GSMR souvenir tumbler refillable with soda, tea or coffee, and a BBQ- sandwich boxed lunch to enjoy while on the shop grounds.

    This specialty option is available for those ages 12 and up only. All participants must wear closed toed shoes and sign release of liability. Photography will be allowed. Book by PHONE TODAY, as there are a limited number of seats available for this, first of its kind, trip! 1-800-872-4681

    Crown Seating is available at $76/per adult.

    Coach Class seating is available at $61/per adult. 

    *Tickets are subject to a 7% Historic Preservation Fee and a 6.75% NC State Sales Tax.