Great Train Race CMS

38.611667, -79.874167
from/per person $65
  • Special Event Trains
  • All Day
  • Cheat Bridge Depot
  • Entertainment
  • Lunch on Train
  • Steam & Diesel

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Take a trip to Spruce to watch Steam and Diesel vie for the position of “Most Powerful Mountain Climbing” train in West Virginia! The Cheat Mountain Salamander meets up with the Cass Scenic Railroad Shay at Spruce to compete in the race of the year! Extended layover in Spruce will include a picnic and live entertainment!

Boarding Location:

Cheat Bridge Station
38.611667, -79.874167


Regular Rates Saturday Fall Rates
(Sept 16th, 23rd, & 30th and Oct 7th, 14th & 21st)
Age Group Cost Cost
Adult (12–64) $65.00 N/A
Senior (65+) $63.00 N/A
Children (4-11) $55.00 N/A

Instructions Upon Arrival:

Passengers should plan to arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to departure. Please also remember to bring your e-Tickets, whether in print or on your mobile device. Cheat Bridge station is an unmanned location. When you arrive at the station, please report directly to the train to have your e-Tickets scanned as you board.

Important Seating Note:

The Great Train Race Cheat Bridge departure features assigned seating. If you book seats at random in cars with assigned seating, your party will not be seated together.

Great Train Race 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 prior to departure, a 10% cancellation fee will be charged for any refund. You may reschedule at any time with no charges. Gift certificates can be issued for the full amount of the reservation at any time. Please contact a DGVR customer service representative at 1-877-686-7245 to cancel or reschedule. Send all general reservation inquiries to ticketinfo@mountainrail.com.

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