First Class vs. Coach Seating
The Lower Dome of our Dome Car Dorthea Mae offers 24 reclining seats in a climate-controlled car. It’s always on the Notch Train in season, then on the Valley Trains from late November till the end of our season, then again on weekends in May. The First Class cars all offer more leg room than Coach.
The Upper Dome of the Dorthea Mae is also climate-controlled. It’s considered to be Premium Seating and has its own rates, coded under “Dome” in reservations. It offers 24 non-reclining seats with panoramic views in all directions. The Upper Dome sells out well in advance, months ahead of time for fall foliage excursions, so please plan accordingly.
The CP Reed offers 68 reclining seats and is a climate-controlled car. As with the Dorthea Mae, it’s on the Notch Train in season, then on the Valley Trains on both ends of the season.