I haven't been there for several years, but I've ridden the Wine Train twice, and it was absolutely worth it; even the waiting room indicated a first-class operation. You have a choice of a variety of accommodation, but I recommend what amounts to a parlor-car seat in one of the ex-D&RGW ski train, ex-NP coaches which have been transformed into a real luxury operation--they never looked like that in "real life." There was also a full-length dome, but it had the air-conditioning problems common to such cars, and there are other full-length domes around. On the lunch trip you have the option of lunch in the diner going up and parlor car coming back, or the reverse (there are parlor cars in the portion south of the diner for those having lunch on the trip back, and north of the diner for those having lunch first). I recommend having lunch on the trip back; there is an open-platform obs on each end, so you get a view out the rear either way; if you have lunch on the return trip you can try out the wine-tasting car on the way up--you may not be up for it after dessert-- viewing the grapes growing in the vineyards where the wine for two years from now is going to come from, while drinking wine made from the grapes that were there two years ago. (You can also do that in France and Germany, but not many places in this country.) One curiosity is that the FPAs were equipped with interurban-style air horns for the numerous grade crossings, presumably to avoid using a conventional locomotive horn or whistle. In talking with some people at the shop (pre 9/11, you could just walk in then; I don't know how it is now) I was told that they found drawings for the air horns in the SP shops at Roseville, which may indicate that they are actual replicas of air horns used on Pacific Electric and Interurban Electric--they certainly sound like it; it's kind of weird hearing that sound coming out of a MLW FPA, but they seem to fit in for crossing a rather narrow two-lane highway numerous times.