This privately owned full sized train is for you. The seats are arrange for optimal viewing. The staff are courteous and happy to that you are there to enjoy what the train represents. We took the 3 hour trip today to see the changing of the Aspens. While we missed the best of the change the ride, the train, the depot person, the conductor, the other passengers, the weather, the beauty of the valley and the mountains were all and more of what you want when outside to enjoy who you are in the universe. The owner was on board but we didn't meet her. We were in the covered car with its big windows. You can chose the open car. The price is right. The train stops at a water tower to stretch your legs and get more pictures. I just read some of the less enthusiastic reviews. You have to remember this is a train that connect Denver and Leadville back in the gold mining days. It travels slow, you can see the ground through the floor boards from where we sat. It isn't an amusement ride. We saw deer and two wild lamas on the ride. The conductor was more than willing to talk to you about the area and history.