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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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Callaway, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It is a peaceful, slow, tranquil ride up the mountain. I strongly suggest paying the extra to be in the Parlor Car. Tables were arranged for each group to be together. The service was good. Lunch consisted of a cold cut buffet which was as advertised. Nothing great, but adequate. The scenery is interesting but not breathtaking. It would be... More

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Marlton, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Train crew was great...they obviously love their job! What nice people on the train...we were lucky to sit with a lovely couple which made the trip all that much better! Would be ideal during the change in seasons...

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We took the Tygart Flyer, which goes to the High Falls of the Cheat River. We chose the Parlor Car and it was worth the higher cost. We had plush leather seats at a reserved table and huge windows to view the scenery. The lunch is average, a buffet with sandwich or salads and chips. Lunch is served on ascent.... More

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Sugarcreek, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Did the 4 hour trip to the fall's. They stop at the fall's for about 30 to 45 minute's and have a nice access down to them with upper and lower fall's access. Also noticed that anytime they went past communities, campground's, etc. there would be folk's waving at you. (nice!) The cold cut lunch buffet was nice also. If... More

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West Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

First thing is when you get on make sure you sit on the right side as you are walking back or else all you will see most of the way up is the side of a hill. Did not like that you could not put the windows down or that they did not car a outside car like other trains... More

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Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a very good, relaxing four-hour excursion into the otherwise hidden beauty of northeastern West Virginia. My wife and I love taking such train trips and love planning a vacation that includes at least one casual, relaxing ride on converted freight locomotives. Such was the case on a recent road trip to Elkins,West Virginia. When my wife made reservations... More

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Philippi, West Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The trip was laid back and relaxing. Good food on the parlor car and the service was great.Our attendant was on the ball,drinks in hand before we had to ask. The scenery and falls at our destination were great with plenty of time off the train to enjoy. Had our lunch on the way to the falls and dessert on... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After missing the Salamander train by a few seconds the only option was the New Tygart Flyer. This ride was 4.5 hours less and went as far as the falls. I did want to go on the Salamander because it took you to Spruce, but this was the best alternative since I couldn't stay two extra days. The lunch was... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful scenery. Stopped at a waterfall. Lunch buffet included. Got acquainted with the fellow travelers at our table. Got to see the engine moved from back to front. Heard info about the area over the intercom and from attendants. Went through tunnel.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews 135 reviews
65 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We love trains and have done quite a few of these rides. This one was very nice. The scenery is lovely and it's an easy walk to the falls at the end of the route (half-way point before heading back to depot). We upgraded to the Parlor Car and were very happy we did. We lucked out and probably had... More

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