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New Tygart Flyer

Railroad Ave, Elkins, WV 21804
304 456 4935
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Elkins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The air conditioned parlor car with the cushioned seats was great. The luncheon buffet was good, but would have been nicer if the food was brought to the table. (The train rocks a little which makes carrying food hard.) The ride was through mountains--pretty much the same scenery both ways. New stairs have been built at the falls which makes... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You'll find the folks at New Tygart Flyer company a very family oriented company. They go out of their way to make sure you come back!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was such a nice train ride I would recommend it. It was nice scenery, the staff was very sweet and helpful. Great for couples and families.

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Purgitsville, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

June 21, 2014 My daughter and I took her sons and my other grandson on the Flyer. Service was great and all the staff we had contact with were very helpful, cheerful and polite. The luncheon was great. Then they came through with the tray of cookies which the kids loved. The only thing that I thought was I don't... More

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Some of you may recall the news stories last October about a logging truck which crashed into an excursion train at the railroad crossing on U.S. Route 250 in Randolph County. We had ridden that train not long before this unfortunate incident, and we had a wonderful day. Although the remaining trips in 2013 were cancelled after the accident, I’m... More

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Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband is a train buff...although Steam is more his favorite. This train is pulled by Diesel. Train was very nice...had a buffet lunch with cold cuts, pasta salad, chips etc. on the ride up the mountain. Ride is OK but the scenery isn't anything super fantastic...lots of trees & woods and backyards of homes, mobile homes, and campgrounds. At... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We chose this train because we wanted to go to the high falls of the Cheat River. The train was on time, comfortable and the lunch buffet was a welcome treat. The employees were knowledgeable and very friendly. All the seats had a good view. However, I recommend sitting on the side of the train away from the train station... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The trip was very enjoyable and the narration was just the right mix of information and silence to be able to enjoy the scenery. The walk down to the falls is slightly treacherous, although it appeared that the NPS was working on that issue. I would highly recommend this trip.

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Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'll start out by saying that the only reason I didn't rate this a 5 (excellent) is because the drive to/from to my house took 4hours EACH way. If you have vertigo or suffer from motion sickness this is not the drive to do to get to Elkins WVA the drive thru the mountains is enough to give you heart... More

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Cold Spring, KY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been on the New Tygart Flyer more than once and it's really good what they're doing for tourism in my hometown.

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