|Quoting 57AZ (Reply 4):|
They do offer a few seats for the general public on some trips, but you cannot buy a ticket from the railroad.
The trips I was on you would have been able to book any seat you wanted and had the money to pay for. There were coach, dome coach, 1st class and 1st class dome. They were sold through a trip sponsoring chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society. My parents even sold tickets for several trips in the 1990s. The local NRHS chapter hosted the trip and my mom and dad volunteered to sell tickets one day a week. The chapter's phone number was forwarded to their house for x amount of time and they would answer the phone and sell the tickets. They took credit card info or would tell people were to send checks or money orders to. The tickets would be sent out after a specified date telling people when and where to meet the train.
I never took any videos of my trips because Pentrex made videos of some of them and I just bought those. The pros at Pentrex made a lot better video than I could ever make. On a 1994 Pentrex video about a Frisco 1522 steam trip you can see me standing in a vestibule smoking. I also have a video from 2001 with me in it.