What happens when several prominent Santa Fe residents come together to revive a historic railroad? In this case, it’s something special in the form of Sky Railway, which launched in December and was born from the ashes of the Santa Fe Southern, which stopped running in 2012.
This is no ordinary train when the likes of novelist and entrepreneur George R. R. Martin, business owner and filmmaker Bill Banowsky, author Douglas Preston, and artist Gary Oakley have set out to create a lineup of adventure train rides that last 1.5 to 4.5 hours. Choose from a menu of options like murder mystery, theater in motion, sunset serenade, wine and beer excursions, and more.
Groups can select the Orion, Celeste, and Acoma train cars with capacities ranging from 25 to 48 or book all three for larger parties of up to 115. Entertainment, food, and drinks can be tailored for a two- or four-hour ride on Sky Railway’s two passenger trains painted by Santa Fe muralist and graffiti artist Joerael Numina—one representing a wolf and the other a dragon. skyrailway.com