Space for four travelers is still available on the April 11-19 Town Crier Train Tours trip to Copper Canyon in Mexico.
"For train buffs, Copper Canyon is a grand sequence of tunnels and trestles intermixed with the natural beauty of sparsely populated lands," according to Bob and Marion Grimm of Los Altos, who made the trip in 1997.
Ann Duwe, trip organizer, said the specially modified sightseeing car has enclosed, inside seating like a conventional rail car, but the back part has been modified into a 20-foot-long, open-air viewing deck.
"Instead of crowding into the connections between cars for a look at steep canyon walls or trying to take pictures through glass windows, our travelers will be able to see the majesty of Copper Canyon from chairs set out on the deck," she said.
For overnight accommodations, the tour will stay in eco-friendly lodges. A number of optional hikes are available, as well as visits with members of the reclusive Tarahumara Indian communities along the route.