Ride the rails through the rugged mountains and river valleys of West Virginia. Trains were once a vital part of the economy and culture of West Virginia. Some of the state's historic steam engine trains, as well as modern passenger trains, are now used for these day tours.
The New Tygart Flyer takes guests on a four-hour journey in a vintage passenger train through the Cheat Mountain wilderness, which includes stops at the Cheat waterfalls. The Durbin Rocket is a steam locomotive featuring an open-air car that passengers can choose to ride in. Its two-hour excursion through the Monongahela National Forest includes endless scenic river and mountain views. Take a ride on the Cass Scenic Railroad on a restored steam engine train. Departing from the small town of Cass, West Virginia, the Shay locomotive takes a journey through the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park through the mountains to Bald Knob. This small station is at one of the highest elevations in the state. From the observation deck at the summit, take in views of the winding Greenbrier River and the mountains that border both West Virginia and Virginia, as far as the eye can see.