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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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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
44 helpful votes 44 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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65 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Gastonia, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Trains are wonderful. Take a 4 hour ride on the New Tygart, make sure you book for lunch in the salon car. Small intimate tables with views!.One of the best part of train rides are the people you will meet. Share their travels and you will be enriched. Two hours up (while have lunch) ends at the waterfalls, get off,... More

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Sanders, Kentucky
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was a great day trip. The tour seemed well organized and the destination was very interesting and the support staff was wonderful. It would have been nice to hear more about the history of the train and the area during the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Be sure to book your trip on the Parlor Car. Friendly and qualified service, comfortable surroundings, beautiful scenery. Mid-way stop at falls on Cheat River are beautiful.

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Millville, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

4 hour train trip, the buffet lunch was lunch meat and mac salad. Chips & beverage as included. Cookies were served on the return trip. When the train stopped at the Falls, there was enough time to take some photos. Crew very helpful to my handicap husband.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The train ride...didn't know about the dark tunnel through which the train had to pass....yikes! Um....I should have upgraded to "parlor" seats due to the limited foods available during lunch service. Very nice touch that the train ladies (sorry, ..I don't know their title) brought out cookies times 2 passes! That went over big with my husband and kids. I... More

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