Scenic Train Rides in West Virginia
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The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad operates three separate scenic railways. The Durbin Rocket leaves from a restored C&O depot in Durbin. A 1910 Climax geared steam locomotive with one of two 1920's vintage cabooses and an open air car provide for a relaxing scenic ride along the Greenbriar River. The two hour train ride includes a 30 minute stop over at Piney Island. Trains run from May through October. This 10.5 mile, 2 hour scenic train ride offers many beautiful river and mountain views in the Monongahela National Forest.Directions.
As part of the Durbin & Green Valley Railroad, the New Tygart Flyer is a 46 mile, 4 hour scenic round trip excursion is a offered only on weekends. Following the former trackage of the Western Maryland Railway and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, you will experience the the mountain wilderness in climate controlled passenger cars headed by former West Virginia Central Railroad EMD F7 diesels. Buffet lunch is included in your ticket price.
Enjoy a four-hour journey aboard the Mountain Explorer Dinner Train highlighted with a freshly-cooked, four-course meals prepared inside a completely restored dining car. Complimentary wine is served with meals. The Mountain Explorer train travels through the Monongahela National Forest and stops at the inspirational High Falls of Cheat River.Directions.
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Toy train museum and miniature train ride
304-535-2291 or 304-535-2521
Enjoy the mountains along the South Branch of Potomac River as you travel aboard a luxury lounge or open window car. Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad excursion train rides include a narrated 3 and a half hour trip between Romney and Moorefield and all-day scenic train excursions to Petersburg on selected days. Today, the 1952 Potomac Eagle F7A #722, originally owned by Bessemer & Lake Erie, provides passengers with a nostalgic scenic excursion through the picturesque mountains of West Virginia. Fall foliage scenic train rides run daily in October. Murder Mystery Train runs 4 times a year. Directions
Toy train museum features guided or self-guided tours with interactive displays, operating O and HO gauge train layouts.