It has been a while since I've been to Mystic, and I am trying to remember how difficult it is to get on and off the train (coming north to MYS, leaving going south). I think the train tilts a bit there? I think it was fairly easy to detrain, but going south I had to pretty much throw myself up the steps, with a bit of help from the conductor.
I am asking because a good friend who does not ride trains said that she would consider going on one up to Mystic with me. However, she has osteoarthritis, and I'm wondering if those steps, even with a conductor's help, would be a bit much for her. I have suggested Alexandria as an alternative, because there are no steps like that, and also has plenty of things to do. She is in good shape (better than me), except for the osteoarthritis.
Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated, as well as a reminder of how hard it is to go up those steps! Thanks in advance, as always, for any help.