A Day on the Greenbrier River with Moore & Keppel Climax No. 3, Durbin WV.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
This single day photo charter will feature morning and afternoon photo runbys featuring the Climax No. 3 steam locomotive. Will include recently painted freight cars.Photo Shoot begins in Durbin 8am
Departs Durbin Depot 9amPhoto highlights include scenic river vistas, tight rock curves, and the utilization of wooden structures along the line to capture the true ambiance of railroading in this area of the 20th century.Night photo session will also be available.
Maximum of only 40 photographers.
For more information, contact Event Coordinator:
Chase Gunnoe
Tickets: 855-883-3305

Gaze at the Stars

A Night With the Stars


One-of-a-kind Star Gazing event for 2014!

Board the Cheat Mountain Salamander at Cheat Bridge for a night-time excursion into the depths of the wilderness to study the stars. Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) staff will guide you through the night-time sky via telescopes. Campfire and s’mores! Bring a camping chair, flashlight and jacket for this outdoor excursion.

Departs Cheat Bridge 7 pm

Returns to Cheat Bridge 10 pm

Directions from Elkins to Cheat Bridge:
Take Rt 250 South for 31.6 miles. The sign for Cheat Bridge is on your right.

From the South:
Take 219 North to Huttonsville, WV and turn right on 250 South for 13 miles. The sign for Cheat Bridge is on your right.

For GPS:

38.6117° N, 79.8742° W
Cheat Bridge, West Virginia, Coordinates

Click HERE for map.

Ticket Prices:

Age 4 & Older – $30

Children Under 4 – Free

Various snacks and beverages will be on sale onboard the train – cash only!



Forest Festival Special


Take a break from the festivities and enjoy a short trip out of Elkins through the “S” curve tunnel to Bowden. DepartsElkins Depot 10:45 am.

Ticket Prices:

All Seats (Age 4 & Older) – $15

Children Under 4 – Free

*No additional fee for tickets purchased at window. Advance reservations highly recommended. RESERVE



HALLOWEEN MURDER MYSTERY The Freakish Scandal in Bulgravia Sherlock Holmes, Watson, and Irene Adler…but wait, there’s something slightly odd about this trio – and who is that masked man? Expect bloodshed, confusion, disguise, and trickery – a perfect Hallows Eve… and guess what? The game’s askew. Departs Elkins Depot 5 pm Ticket Prices:

Regular Seating – $89*

Parlor Seating (Age 12 & Older) – $99**

*Regular seating includes 4-course meal and reserved seating at 4-top dining tables (parties of two may be seated with other parties of two)

**Parlor seating includes 4-course meal and reserved seating at private tables (parties of two are guaranteed tables to themselves) *Reservations Only! No reservations after 1:00pm the day of the trip. Ticket prices DO NOT include gratuity!   RESERVE



Fall Photo Freight Along the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River

OCTOBER 12, 2014Join Chase Gunnoe Photography for a rare opportunity to photograph the Chesapeke & Ohio  freight scheme F7(A) No. 7094 and a special freight train during the middle of West Virginia’s premiere fall foliage week in October.While restored and painted into this unique C&O paint scheme in 2013, the locomotive has not yet been featured in a photographer’s special until now.

Departs Elkins Depot at 8 am
Returns to Elkins 5 pm for dinner at the RailYard Restaurant
Group re-joins at Elkins Depot 7 pm for a night photo session. Features Western Maryland, Chesapeake & Ohio, and Baltimore & Ohio
diesels. The night photo session will offer a rare chance to photograph
three different railroads that played important roles into moving various
goods and commodities through West Virginia in their day.
For More Information, Contact Event Coordinator:
Chase Gunnoe
(304) 553-9409
Polar Express


NOV 5 thru DEC 14

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and Copyright Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14)

Take a magical journey to the North Pole on THE POLAR EXPRESS™

Departs the Elkins Depot at 5:00pm and 7:15pm. *Dates in BOLD are sold out*
5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (5pm sold out), 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
DECEMBER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Departs Elkins Depot 5 pm and 7:15 pm.

Dinner & Music at 4:30 pm and 6:45 pm



Adults (Age 12 & Older) – $55
Children (Under 12) – $49

Reserve your POLAR EXPRESS™ journey today.

Kids (and parents) are encouraged to wear their pajamas.

For 5:00pm departures: click here For 7:15pm departures: click here

(NOTE: Use the blue arrows on the top left of the calendar to scroll forward to your desired 2014 date.)


Reservations Required. No reservations after 1pm the day of the trip. It is highly recommended you book in blocks of four. Our trains are set up with four-top tables so we can serve you Hot Chocolate.

YOUR eTICKETS: Choose your preferred departure time, click on the link and use the blue arrows on the top left of the calendar to scroll forward to your desired 2014 date. Choose your date, car, seats and complete the reservation. Your eTickets will be emailed to you. Should you decide to change your departure time, clear your browser cache first. Your eTickets will be emailed to you in one email and will be in a zip format. Just click twice to open and print all your tickets. (Oh, and if you don’t see your tickets, check your spam box.)

Boarding: Elkins boarding area is located at the Depot on 315 Railroad Avenue in the Downtown area. The ticket office is open 1.5 hours prior to departure and passengers should plan to arrive at least 45-60 minutes prior to departure. Don’t forget your eTickets. If you do forget your eTicket, come to our ticket window in the Railroad Depot and we can print your ticket(s) for you.

It’s a good idea to go to the ticket window and pre-board.

If you have a smart device and can access your email, you may present your eTicket PDF at the ticket window for pre-boarding. Polar Express Cancellation Policy: Tickets are non-refundable 48 hours after booking. If notice of cancellation is made within 48 hours of booking, a 10% cancellation fee will be charged for any refund.



NOV 8 thru DEC 14

Reserve the RailYard Holiday Package – dinner and live classical Christmas music prior to departure. Kids, watch THE POLAR EXPRESS™ pull into the station from the RailYard balcony!

Enjoy a family meal before your ride to the North Pole at the RailYard Restaurant… only steps away from THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.

Add RailYard Restaurant Holiday Dinner

Enjoy a family meal before your ride to the North Pole at the RailYard Restaurant… only steps away from THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train. (Price Does NOT include POLAR EXPRESS™ ticket)


NOVEMBER: 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29,
DECEMBER: 5, 6, 12, 13


(Fridays & Saturdays only)


Price: (Does NOT include POLAR EXPRESS™ ticket)

Adult & Children (Age 8 and older) $23 each
Children (Age 2 to 7; under 2 is free) $15 each
5:00 pm Departure: Meal served at 6:45 pm RESERVE ONLINE
7:15 pm Departure: Meal served at 4:30 pm RESERVE ONLINE
RESERVE BY PHONE – 2:30pm by calling 877-686-7245 between 9am & 5pm <more info>


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