CHEAT MOUNTAIN SALAMANDER

GO TO SPRUCE IN 2014!

Travel into the high country spruce forests of legendary Cheat Mountain on the most distinctive rail excursion in the Eastern United States. Named in honor of the little endangered creature whose sole habitat is the river of the same name, the CHEAT MOUNTAIN SALAMANDER takes you through some of the wildest mountain wilderness you will ever experience.

2014 Cheat Mountain Salamander Trip Information

9 Hour Round-Trip to Spruce Departing the Elkins Depot at 9:00 am

Travel into the high country spruce forests of legendary Cheat Mountain on the most distinctive rail excursion in the eastern US. This 128-mile (approximately 9-hour) ride transports you through mile after mile of unbroken, untamed mountain wilderness that has remained unchanged since the time before modern civilization arrived. This trip also includes many interesting features such as a long tunnel built with an “S” curve far underneath Cheat Mountain, numerous long mountain vistas, and many opportunities to view exotic wildlife including bald eagle and black bear sightings. Also, stops will be made at the inspirational “High Falls of the Cheat” and the former sight of the notorious town of Spruce, WV, once the highest and coldest incorporated town east of the Mississippi. Named in honor of the little endangered creature whose sole habitat is the river of the same name, the CHEAT MOUNTAIN SALAMANDER takes you through some of the wildest mountain wilderness you will ever experience.

*The 9 Hour Cheat Mountain Salamander is available by phone reservation only.*

2014 9-HR DATES

2014 9-HR TICKETS

ROUND TRIP

Adult (12-64)  $79
Departs the Elkins depot at 9:00am Child (4-11)  $68
JULY  24, 26 Senior (65+)  $77
AUGUST 
 1, 7, 9 15, 21, 23, 29 Military  $76
SEPTEMBER
 6, 27 Children age 3 and Under ride FREE!
Price includes sandwich buffet and beverages served in the “Red Spruce” dining car. Tickets purchased the day of the trip will be $2 additional.
OCTOBER
 11
 
Boarding Location:

The Elkins Depot

315 Railroad Avenue Elkins, WV 26241

38:55 17 N 79:51 3 W


3 Hour Round-Trip to Spruce Departing the Cheat Bridge Station at 12:00 pm

This 30-mile (approximately 3-hour) trip is a featured option for those who would like to explore the scenery and history of the logging town-site of Spruce and its environs. The 3-hour trip is only available on dates when the 9-hour trip is scheduled. See 9-hour schedule above. Departs Cheat Bridge at 12:00pm 3-hr Ticket Prices: Adult (12-64) – $42 Senior (65+) – $40 Child (4-11) – $34 Military – $39 Children age 3 and Under ride FREE! Ticket price includes lunch with beverages served en-route.

*The 3 Hour Cheat Mountain Salamander is available by phone reservation only.*

6.5 Hour Round-Trip to Cheat Bridge Departing the Elkins Depot at 10:15 am

This 88-mile (approximately 6.5-hour) round trip includes many interesting features such as a long tunnel built with an “S” curve far underneath Cheat Mountain, numerous long mountain vistas, and many opportunities to view exotic wildlife including bald eagle and black bear. Stops will be made at the inspirational “High Falls of the Cheat” as well as Cheat Bridge.

*The 6.5 Hour Cheat Mountain Salamander is available by phone reservation only.*

2014 6.5-HR DATES

2014 6.5-HR TICKETS

ROUND TRIP

Adult (12-64)  $62
Departs the Elkins depot at 10:15am Child (4-11)  $54
Senior (65+)  $60
MAY
 23, 24

Military

 $59
JUNE
 7, 14, 28 Children age 3 and Under ride FREE!
Price includes sandwich buffet and beverages served in the “Red Spruce” dining car.Tickets purchased the day of the trip will be $2 additional.
SEPTEMBER
 30
OCTOBER
 Tuesday through Sunday all month except 4, 11, 28, 29, 30, 31

Boarding Location:

 The Elkins Depot

315 Railroad Avenue Elkins, WV 26241

38:55 17 N 79:51 3 W

 

Group Seating: Every effort will be made to seat groups as close together as possible on the train. Please let us know your needs prior to boarding.
Boarding: Elkins boarding area is located at the Depot on 315 Railroad Avenue in the Downtown area. Ticket office in Elkins is open 45 minutes to an hour prior to departure. Please plan to arrive early to pick up your boarding passes. NOTE: Please inform us by email or phone if ticket holders with different names are sitting together!
Cancellation Policy: If cancellations are made within 48 hours prior to boarding, there will be no refund. If notice of cancellation is made before 48 hours before departure, a 10% cancellation will be charged to any refund. You may reschedule at any time with no charges for a trip in the 2014 season. Gift certificates can be issued for the full amount of the reservation at any time.

Activity ID: 1009203 Activity Name: Mountain Rail - Homepage Activity Group Name: CEOC-WVSp12