January, 2012 Copper Canyon Train Info
Things have changed a bit with the Copper Canyon train. There is always the rumor that it will be discontinued, but train officials and others assure us that this will not happen. Actually the train changed schedule Sept 1, 2015 and you should contact us for details–the train site is not up to date and they have been slow to release info.
Recent CHEPE Changes
As we said above–the schedule has changed–so call Dave at 217.369.9897 for info or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The second train travels WITH the first train now and is hooked onto the back. So the second train leaves at the same time as the first
With the second train hooked to the primero trains, the schedule slows just a bit- especially on busy days. We were there in the holiday season recently with several trips and stops at some stations took 5-10 minutes just to get all the people on.
Tips for riding the CHEPE train
- buy tickets on board
- you can make two stops overnight
- the only “long” stop is at Divisadero for 15 minutes
- ask someone who rides the train a lot where to get off
- put your head out the window- do not read novels
- relax and watch the miracle go by…