First, however, the railroad bid farewell to one of its board mebers. Nan Clark passed away May 6th after heart by-pass surgery. The railroad bade her farewell with a wreath and a long, mournful whistle for the first train of the 2010 season.
(Feedreaders, watch the Nan Clark tribute here)
As part of the 40th anniversary, the C&TS is offering some special deals. First off, if you were born in 1970, the same year the railroad was, you get 40% off coach class. If you got married in 1970 (before the ruffled shirts--yuck!) and have held on for 40 years to each other, you and your spouse can get the same deal of 40% off coach class. The deal is only available by calling 1-888-286-2737, and you will have to present your ID to claim your birthday benefit. Other restrictions apply. I think they have a similar discount for riders born when the D&RGW was. Your discount should be 140%, and I'm sure they would ask for proof of birth in 1870.
There are other discounts offered this year:
- This weekend (today and tomorrow, but not Memorial Day), they're giving 10% discounts to veterans.
- The Fourth of July weekend (July 2 - 5), servicemen and women with a military ID receive 10% off as well. If it were up to me, the discount I would give for either vets or our military would be much larger, but I'm not the one running their books. As it is, it's barely worth mentioning!
- Early Bird discounts are available if you book in advance for trains now through June 18th. Other restrictions apply. Call to book tickets.
- Father's Day weekend, June 18 - 20th, Dads ride free with an accompanying family member.
- As usual, there is the season pass option. Priced at $300 for coach and $400 for Tourist Class, these passes give you 10 trips in a season (If you use every trip, you'd average $30 and $40 per trip). There's also a multiple user pass, which allows for up to 10 riders an opportunity to ride at a reasonable rate. These passes are only applicable to coach class seating (except the Tourist pass) on regular trains. Upgrades may be purchased. Details are here.
|Steve Walden (7) ready to board the C&TS for the first ride in 1980|
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad online reservations
2010 C&TS Rates
Note: Another post should follow soon on a very special program the C&TS is running. If you have an able body, you may just get to fulfill a fantasy.