(Departs Elkins, WV Depot)

A very comfortable, climate-controlled excursion that features two separate mountain grades, an “S” curve tunnel, passage into a 1,500 feet deep canyon with steep, densely forested slopes, and a high bridge over the meandering Shavers Fork of the Cheat River.

This vintage diesel-powered passenger train has gained a reputation as one of the most relaxing mountain wilderness excursions in our Mountain Rail Adventures portfolio. The 4-hour, 46 mile round trip departs at 11 a.m. from the restored Elkins Depot on Railroad Avenue. On the trip to the Falls, enjoy an “All You Can Eat” Cold Sandwich Buffet, which is included in the ticket price.

The trip culminates at the High Falls of Cheat, an 18′ high, 150′ wide waterfall located in one of the most remote and pristine settings in the region. If you’re looking for comfort and spectacular views on a vintage train this is the ride for you!

Pricing & Schedule

2016 New Tygart Flyer Schedule

Departs Elkins at 11 a.m

Saturdays Apr. 2 through Apr. 23

Saturday & Sunday through May

Thursday through Sunday from June to Sept. 18

Tuesday through Sunday from Sept. 20 to October 23

Plus Thursday through Sunday October 27 to 30

Special! Bluegrass Bash July 3 (additional ticket cost) 


2016 New Tygart Flyer Rates

Adult (12–64) $57

Senior (65+) $55

Child (4–11) $47

Child (3 & under) Free

Parlor Car $72

* Children under 12 not permitted in Parlor

* Some dates excluded. Rates, times, dates are subject to change, including a $5 upcharge on peak Fall Saturdays.


Buffet Service

Paid advanced reservations recommended to guarantee Buffet Service seating.

Buffet service includes a large sandwich buffet. Paid advance reservations required for Parlor seating.

Concession Buffet includes: Rolls, Lunch Meats (Ham, Roast Beef & Turkey), Cheese & Condiments.
Pasta Salad, Fruit Cup, Potato Chips, Lettuce, Tomato, & Onions, Bread & Butter Pickles.
Cookies for Dessert: Chocolate Chip, Sugar & Oatmeal.  Drinks include Iced Tea, Lemonade, Coffee and Water.


Our classic 1922-era deluxe Pullman Parlor car offers seating in cushioned armchairs and features excellent viewing opportunities on the return trip from the rear of the train. A cold sandwich buffet is available as well as a variety of dessert options. All non-alcoholic beverages are included in the ticket price (coffee, tea, soda and water). A selection of wine is available for purchase in the Parlor Car only – cash only! Children under 12 are NOT Permitted.

Paid advance reservations are required for Parlor Car seating.
If available! – Tickets purchased at the window the day of the trip will be $2 additional.

***Parlor Car Service schedule same as Buffet Service***

Reserve Online


Paid advance reservations are recommended to guarantee seating

TO RESERVE BY PHONE – 877-686-7245

Call Monday – Friday – 9AM – 5PM

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.
IMPORTANT INFO: If you have a reservation, your eTicket will be scanned as you board the train. You may also purchase tickets at the ticket window. If you forget your eTicket, we can print them for you.
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 2016 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