These 4 Train Rides Will Leave You Speechless

Explore Almost Heaven in a whole new way during a scenic train ride! Sit back and relax while taking in some of the most beautiful views from across the state all from the comfort of your seat. Not sure which one to ride first? The four below are some of our favorites:

New River Train Excursions

Trip Dates: Oct. 20, 21, 27, & 28

From Huntington to Hinton, explore the best fall foliage Southern West Virginia has to offer during your New River Excursion train ride. Although this train only runs the last two weekends in October, the memories you make will last a lifetime!

Pro Tip: Buy your tickets soon, this ride only runs four times a year and sells out fast!

Potomac Eagle: Trough Trip

 Trip Dates: Weekends May-September and daily trips starting in October

This 3-hour ride will bring out the nature lover in you. During your ride along the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, experience breathtaking views of West Virginia and more, all from the comfort of your seat.

Pro Tip: Keep your eyes peeled, there is a good chance you will see a Bald Eagle!

Cass Scenic Railroad: Bald Knob

Trip Dates: Aug. 28 – Sept. 3: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day Monday

Sept. 7 – Sept. 9: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Sept. 14 – Oct. 27: Tuesday through Sunday.

Travel along the Cass Scenic Railroad to the third highest point in West Virginia: Bald Knob! This journey starts at the Cass Depot at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Operated by Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad , the Cass Scenic Bald Knob trip is sure to leave you speechless!

Pro Tip: Bring the whole family. Children 3 and under are free!

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad: Cheat Mountain Salamander

Trip Dates: June 1 – Sept. 9: Friday through Sunday

Sept. 14 – Oct. 27: Thursday through Sunday

Named after the endangered creatures who reside in the Cheat River, the Cheat Mountain Salamander is perfect for all! Ride along while taking in views of Cheat Mountain. Offering a long (8.5 hr) and short (2.5 hr) ride option, this Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad ride is perfect either way!

Pro Tip: Come hungry! A buffet lunch included for all passengers.

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This post was last updated on October 9, 2018