Adventure through the Smokies on the railroad and enjoy the open sights and clear sounds of Western North Carolina. Get unobstructed views of Fontana Lake and its revealed lake beds as you travel across the sky-high Fontana Trestle making your way into the beautiful Nantahala Gorge. Winter season event reveals long-range views of the mountains and rivers and the crisp blue skies that cold weather brings. First Class seating with boxed lunch service and an attendant is available as well as Crown and Standard seating. Pre-order a boxed lunch to enjoy onboard as you enjoy the scenery. All cars are heated for your comfort. Winter Trains can be either Steam or Diesel; be sure to check the schedule. Every precaution will be taken to properly sanitize and clean during and in between each magical journey. All trains will be socially distanced. We ask guests to wear a mask or facial covering and all staff will be wearing proper PPE as well.