The New Tygart Flyer
West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventure
3 Days | Spring, Summer and Fall
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
The New Tygart Flyer out of Elkins is our most economical Rail Journey. The climate controlled railcars keep you comfortable as you leave Elkins and climb Cheat Mountain to the High Falls. It’s a rugged beautiful trip that should be your first Mountain Rail journey.
We are happy to accommodate Groups who want to add a night or two, or further customize their trip.
StarrGroups Flexible Pricing:
- Customizable Comps
- Net Rates
- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Starr Tours Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tour Managers are available
Whatever you want, StarrGroups will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!
Day 1 – Elkins, WV – Dinner in Timber Baron Mansion
Arriving in Elkins, WV you enjoy a two night stay at either the Holiday Inn Express in the Elkins Railyard, or the Issac Jackson Hotel. Once you have checked in to your hotel your dinner is at either Graceland or Halliehurst, the Mansions of the Timber Barons. Both elegant homes were built in 1890′s at the height of the timber era.
Dinner is at either Graceland or Halliehurst, the Mansions of the Timber Barons. Both elegant homes were built in 1890′s at the height of the timber era.
Your evening of entertainment is at the Randolph Art Center where you enjoy refreshments while browsing their exhibits, then sit down for an hour or more of great local entertainment performed by some of the finest musicians in these high-up hills. (D)
Day 2 – Elkins – New Tygart Flyer – Gandy Dancer Dinner Theater
Today’s wilderness excursion is the New Tygart Flyer, departing from the town of Elkins. This route features an “S” curve tunnel, a high bridge and miles of unspoiled mountain views. The vintage diesel-powered locomotive climbs along the cascading Shavers Fork of the Cheat River to the High Falls which are accessible only by train. The closest road is literally five miles away. Enjoy the view relaxing aboard our comfortable climate controlled passenger coaches.
On return to Elkins you find the West Virginia Railroad Museum is located in the historic RailYard by the old railway depot. Explore the history of one of the most beloved Railways, the C & O, or Chesapeake and Ohio. This historic tale begins with President George Washington and ends with the kitten that captured America’s heart, Chessie!
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express in Elkins, West Virginia near the heart of the historic downtown, nestled in the western foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Elkins is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Appalachian Plateau. .
Your evening entertainment begins with a meal at The Gandy Dancer Dinner Theater. In a beautiful dining room you enjoy a very nice meal. Followed by the Mountain Memories Show Band and a musical variety show that is filled with high energy family-friendly comedy and music. It’s an unforgettable evening at West Virginia’s largest dinner theater. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Depart for Home
This morning you depart Elkins and start for home. It doesn’t matter which direction you travel, West Virginia has many other wonderful photo stops that U.S. Tours can add to your day. These include Blackwater Falls, The New River Gorge Bridge, Highland Scenic Highway, Seneca Rocks & the magnificent Allegheny Range to our East; and a Lunatic Asylum. Don’t leave us without adding a little more Wild & Wonderful to your tour.