If riding the train and you book outside car, wear sunglasses! The soot from the train gets all over you. Wear older clothes also, they will also get black from the soot. Prepare for a long day if you are traveling both ways, and take something to do for kids. The "whos and ahhhs" wear off fast. This is my second time on the train and I loved both times, just got super tired. Food and drinks are expensive if you buy on train.