Ride with the Engineer and Conductor of the VCRR
$350 per person
Only one lucky participant per train ride will savor the day from inside the cab of a rare and powerful American-built locomotive.
During the ride-along, you’ll be seated between the engineer and conductor inside the cab of the Railroad’s classic 1953 General Motors EMD FP7 for the four-hour journey from Clarkdale to Perkinsville and back.
You’ll start your experience dressed in complimentary Verde Canyon Railroad safety gear. You’ll have lunch at the Copper Spike Café in the depot before the train departs, and upon your return, you’ll receive a framed photograph of you and the crew with a certificate of completion, numbered and signed by the owner of Verde Canyon Railroad to commemorate the perfect day.
CAMERA USE – The use of a camera during a Verde Canyon Railroad ride-a-long is permitted. Due to the safety-sensitive nature of the operating crews responsibilities, the use of any type of electronic device, including cell phones, is prohibited while the train is in motion. Pictures may be taken only when the train is stopped and engineer has given the OK to do so. The guest must always follow crew instructions.
All participants must be 18 years or older.
Prior to final confirmation of your reservation we do require a background check. A liability release form with a clear copy of your driver’s license is required.
At Verde Canyon Railroad, safety outweighs all other considerations when conducting our day-to-day business of transporting our passengers. To ensure this, Verde Canyon Railroad has developed rigorous internal policies and practices to achieve the highest possible level of safety for our employees, our customers and our Canyon. During your initial experience at the depot, you will need to pass our standard safety test. Please download the “Safety Test Study Guide” provided to be prepared to take this test.