The Blue Ridge Special will travel through the western North Carolina Piedmont, on to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Departing Spencer at 7 a.m., the train will roll through the cities of Statesville, Hickory, Morganton, Marion, Black Mountain and Swannanoa, along the way, climbing the famed "loops" of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The train will pass through several tunnels and pass by the Andrews Geyser, a spectacular sight, before arriving in Asheville at noon. Passengers will have three hours for an outing at Biltmore Village. Passengers can dine in restaurants and walk along brick sidewalks that parallel tree-lined streets. All of this will be enjoyed alongside spectacular views of the North Carolina mountains. Departing Asheville at 3 p.m., the "Blue Ridge Special" will return to Spencer at 8 p.m. Seating classes include Tourist Class, Deluxe Coach, First Class, and Dome.
Tourist Class, $160/person Deluxe Coach, $195/person First Class, $270/person Dome, $299/person.