Service animals that are trained to help passengers with disabilities and service animals in training are allowed on board CapMetro vehicles in Austin, Texas. However, they cannot occupy a seat or block the aisle. Pets, emotional support animals, or companion animals are not permitted. The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) is a commuter train that runs between Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas, connecting DFW Airport to the Centerpoint station.
Small animals can be taken on board if they remain in closed pet containers. The 131-year-old Skunk Train in Mendocino County, Northern California offers round-trip trips from Santa Cruz Beach to Roaring Camp and vice versa. Animals are allowed on board as long as they do not display threatening behavior. The Santa Cruz Beach Train leaves the Santa Cruz Mountains and passes through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, the San Lorenzo River Gorge, a 1909 steel frame bridge, and a tunnel dug in 1875 before reaching the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
The Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad in Pennsylvania allows small pets on board if they are in a carrying case. Only service animals trained to perform specific tasks for people with disabilities are allowed to board the trains. Pets should not be included on excursions to steal trains (black powder guns) or on the Blues Express train (loud music with 26% alcohol).Visitors can board the train at the Nelson Crossing depot (the main museum) or the Wabash depot in downtown Monticello. The Texas Transportation Museum is open three days a week and offers scheduled train trips on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Caltrain is an hourly train service that runs between San Francisco and San Jose, with several stops in Silicon Valley.
The Roaring Camp Railroad offers two route options: trains depart daily during the summer and only on weekends in spring and fall. Sound Transit trains (and buses) allow small pets as long as they are transported in small, closed containers. Some train lines in the western United States have cabins exclusively for pets.