Classes of Service

Once you’ve decided when you’ll be in Durango, the next step in booking your steam rail adventure is choosing your car. With four classes of service, you are sure to find a car you’ll love.


Presidential Class (Age 21 and over)

The Victorian splendor of a bygone era awaits you onboard one of the most legendary and historic private cars to ever grace the narrow gauge rails. The Cinco Animas offers two distinctively appointed seating areas and a large outdoor viewing platform is exclusively available to those who choose this car.

Cinco Animas

The Cinco Animas offers two elegantly appointed seating areas. You may choose to relax in built-in Pullman berth seating, or enjoy the views out the rear from the Observation Parlor Room. All firs…

First Class

Our First-Class cars take you back to early 20th Century luxury. All first class and presidential class cars are provided the same amenities: onboard attendant, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, morning pastry, souvenir mug, and one tote bag per couple/group.

Silver Vista

The Silver Vista offers unparalleled overhead views of the soaring canyon walls. Passengers will enjoy oversized seats that offer the most legroom of any car on the line. A private outdoor viewing…

Prospector

Enjoy the comfort and atmosphere of an upscale coach onboard the Prospector. This car features comfortable table and chair style seating and is staffed with an attendant to assist with passenger n…

Knight Sky

ENJOY THE VIEW! The Knight Sky offers an open-air experience; windows are removed for the entire summer/fall season (through Oct. 16) so that you can enjoy the fresh mountain air experience.   The…

Alamosa Parlor Car

Built in 1881, the renowned Alamosa Parlor Car features table and chair lounge-style seating. An exclusive outdoor viewing platform is available to this car’s 24 passengers. All first class and pr…

Yankee Girl

Originally built in 1880 and having undergone several rebuilds over the next 134 years, this car debuted in 2014 as the “Yankee Girl”, named after the largest mine in the Red Mountain Mining Distr…

Red Mountain

Enjoy the comfort and atmosphere of an upscale coach onboard the Red Mountain. This car features comfortable table and chair style seating and is staffed with an attendant to assist with passenger…

Deluxe Class

Treat yourself and travel in comfort and style on our Deluxe Class. The San Juan Coach will be available for Cascade Canyon winter and Summer Silverton excursions.

Rio Grande Open Observation

The Deluxe Class Rio Grande is available for booking on the 2021 Summer Silverton Diesel Train. Relax in a roomier, family-friendly atmosphere aboard this open-air observation gondola. This class f…

Historic San Juan Coach

Travel in comfort aboard a reconfigured version of the famous “San Juan.” This distinctive enclosed coach built in 1887 features roomy, reversible, overstuffed seating in a wide three-across arrang…

Deluxe Legend

Relax and enjoy traveling in comfort onboard the Deluxe Class Legend enclosed coach.  Featuring large windows and face to face plush generously sized overstuffed seating, the Legend lets you travel…

Standard Class

Choose between vintage coach seating or open-air gondolas. Seat width in Standard-class is equal to the industry standard of an economy-class plane seat. Extra-space seating is available for an additional charge.

Coach Seating

Available year-round. Seat width in Standard class is equal to the industry standard of an economy class plane seat. Extra space seating is available for an additional charge. Please talk to your r…

Open-Air Gondola

Travel in an open-air gondola and be even closer to the sights and sounds of this historic adventure. Bench-style seating facing out accommodates five across. Because of the unpredictable mountain …