Train tours in West Virginia are extremely popular, and rail excursions provide an exceptional means of traveling the Mountain State. Railroads remain vital to the economy of West Virginia, and scenic train tours provide passengers the opportunity to glimpse the past and enjoy West Virginia’s breathtaking beauty. Several organizations offer a variety of tours, particularly in the mountain regions.
Collis P. Huntington Railroad Society
P.O. Box 393
Huntington, WV 25708
The society sponsors several scenic tours throughout the year in West Virginia, including the world-renowned New River Train Excursion in autumn. The train travels from Huntington to Hinton following the scenic Teays and Kanawha Valleys and passing through the New River Gorge while colorful fall foliage is at its peak.
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
315 Railroad Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241
Mountain Rail Adventures offers a variety of scenic day and overnight excursions. Its trains leave from historic depots at Cass, Cheat, Durbin, and Elkins.
149 Eagle Drive
Romney, WV 26757
The three-hour Potomac Eagle tour out of Wappocomo Station takes passengers along the South Branch of the Potomac River and through The Trough to Sycamore Bridge, notably affording passengers to view bald eagles as they soar overhead.