TIPS FOR THE RIDE
Here are the the top 10 things you need to know about riding on our train. We want your trip to be the best scenic narrow gauge experience you’ve ever had. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure.
1. TICKET DESCRIPTION
Tickets denote your description along with your car and seat assignment. Car numbers are displayed on the side of the train cars so that you may easily identify which car you are to ride in. Passengers should be on board and in their assigned seats no later than 10 minutes before departure time. Passengers must retain their tickets to guarantee proper seat assignment for the afternoon part of the trip following lunch at Osier.
Restrooms are located in designated cars on the train. All cars have trash receptacles.
3. CHILDREN & PETS
A child is considered to be 2-12 years old. An infant is considered to be a lap baby, and is 0-2. There is no charge for an infant, but a ticket is required. Please indicate infant when booking reservations.
Only service animals accompanied by their owners can be brought aboard the train.
Day boarding is available in Colorado at All 4 Paws in Alamosa:
and in New Mexico at Chama Valley Mobile Vet Clinic, offering kennel and leash runs:
4. BRING EYE PROTECTION
We recommend that sunglasses or safety glasses be worn when outside in the gondola car.
Coal-fired steam locomotives emit cinders and soot. Passengers will be responsible for their own protection from cinders and soot. The railroad will not be responsible for soiled clothing or cinders in the eyes. In the event an incident does occur, please report to a member of our train crew.
5. DRESS IN LAYERS
Open toed shoes should not be worn on the train. Wear layered clothing and be prepared for all types of weather. Include a hat and sunscreen, safety goggles or sunglasses.
6. OPEN GONDOLA
The Open Gondola has no assigned seats. Passengers are free to ride in this car once the conductor has checked tickets and announced passengers are free to roam about the train.
The concession car provides snacks, beverages, and souvenir items once the trip is underway. A car attendant will offer you items as well. We recommend that you drink plenty of water!
8. NO SMOKING
Smoking is not allowed onboard the trains. There is an outside smoking area at the Osier lunch stop.
9. DELAYS MAY OCCUR
While every effort is made to maintain our train and bus schedules, delays may arise due to mechanical, weather, or other conditions. The C&TSRR will not be liable for any delays, whatever the cause.
Elevation ranges in altitude from 7,863 to 10,015 feet. You may want to consult with your doctor before riding if you are subject to heart or breathing problems.