reply to plencnerb
Re: Nebraska Zephyr Excursion I think the main key is that it's 'expensive' because it's partially fundraising for the IRM. Also, these older trains are not necessary cheap to run, and I assume there may also be insurance, fuel, and other higher-than-normal costs.
"Fundraiser" is the key word here, but it seems pricey even for that. I mean, I paid $40 for an IRM fundraiser to ride a set of 2200-series El cars around Chicago for a day, but even that was relatively reasonable.
If everything seems to be going well, you've obviously overlooked something.