West Virginia September 08, 2015
Board These 8 Beautiful Trains In West Virginia For An Unforgettable Experience
Whether you’re looking to take a trip or to take in the scenic views of West Virginia, there are several trains in the Mountain State where you can do either. Here are 8 tourist or travel train options in West Virginia.
1. New River Train Excursions
This October, catch a train ride through the beautiful New River Gorge on this railroad just in time to see the fall colors in the trees. This railroad also has trips to Washington D.C., the Greenbrier, Chicago and New York City. The train is based in Huntington. For more information, see
New River Train Excursions' website.
2. Cass Scenic Railroad
This historic railroad was built in 1901 to haul timber to the mill in Cass. Now it's a scenic railroad that takes passengers to the old logging camp of Whittaker Station and to Bald Knob, the third highest point in West Virginia, according to its website.
See more here.
3. Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad in Romney
This historic rail tourist attraction travels the South Branch Valley of the Potomac River. As the name suggests, bald eagles are often spotted from the trains. For more information,
visit the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad site.
4. New Tygart Flyer
For 2015, this train takes people to see the High Falls of Cheat, a remote water fall. For more information,
5. The Durbin Rocket
This train was built in 1910 and is powered by a rare steam locomotive, Old #3. This engine, with its combination of open and closed cars, is perfect for families with smaller children, according to its website.
See more here.
6. The Cheat Mountain Salamander
Named for the salamander whose sole habit is the Cheat River, in 2015 this train takes people through Cheat Mountain. There are many opportunities to see wildlife, including bears and bald eagles, according to its website. For more information,
check out this link.
If you’re looking to take a longer journey, Amtrak was stations across the country including several in West Virginia. Their stations can be found in Charleston, Harpers Ferry, Huntington, Hinton, Martinsburg and Thurmond, according to their website. For more information,
see Amtrak's website.
8. THE POLAR EXPRESS Train
Run by the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, each year this train takes children and adults from Elkins to the North Pole. The train is based on the popular children's book and movie. For more information or to book,
Have you been on any of these trains in West Virginia? Which one was your favorite? Let me know in the comments. Also, let me know if I left anything out.