We ride tourist trains across North America and made the pretty but challenging drive to Ft. Bragg specifically for the Skunk Train (there are plenty of other things to do in Ft. Bragg as well and it's a good destination point). We booked the art car-parlor car (first class) service on the steam train to larkspur. If you are expecting the physical amenities of typical parlor cars, forget it. This is a standard heavyweight coach with a makeshift bar. First rule ... get over it. The adults-only environment and wine/beer tasting make up for what the actual car lacks. The car was far from full the day we went, and we were able to spread out over two seats. The staff and other passengers were very friendly, and we all had a good time. On the way back, the parlor car was at the end of the train. This allowed for great photos of a beautiful redwood forest. They let you hang out of the vestibules, and you can access the open-air car. The steam locomotive was impeccably maintained, and I'm sure the parlor car itself will be improved with time. The Skunk Train is a good experience and worth the trip to Ft. Bragg. A note, get to the head of the herd for food at Larkspur.
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