On passenger schedules, the railway now operates four diesel-electric locomotives and one Baldwin steam locomotive, No. 1702. Passengers ride comfortable, reconditioned coaches, crown coaches, club cars, dining cars, cabooses, and open cars which are ideal for viewing and picture taking. Scenic excursions take you through a beautiful section of western North Carolina with views of the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains, winding rivers, and lakes.
If you would like to take a round trip railway excursion in the Great Smoky Mountains Railway; it leaves from Bryson City at around 9am, stops at the Nantahala Outdoor Center for a 1-hour stop, there are three restaurant you can have lunch at or bring a picnic lunch. After lunch the train returns to Bryson City. This train excursion price per person about $53 for adult and $31 for children (ages 3-12) via Steam Train. I
Great Smoky Mountain Railway also has a Gourmet Dinner Train; it leaves Dillsboro at 7:30pm and returns. Enjoy a romantic evening in the beautifully restored dining cars. Exquisite cuisine, china, white table cloths, and a candlelight ambiance make it a memorable evening. The price is $79 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Call Nantahala Cabins at (828) 488-1622 to make reservations or for more information. Other excursions are available. If you need more information you can visit Great Smoky Mountains Railway website http://www.gsmr.com/