New Tygart Flyer

from/per person $75
  • Regular Trains (Shown on Home Pg)
  • 4 Hour
  • Diesel
  • Elkins Depot
  • Lunch on Train

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Departs Elkins at 11am
Month Days Available
July-August Thursday through Sunday
September 3-19 Friday through Sunday
September 21 - October 31 Tuesday through Sunday
November 6-21 Saturday and Sunday



This wilderness excursion features mountain grades, an “S” curve tunnel, a high bridge and miles of unspoiled mountain views. Vintage diesel-powered locomotives climb along the cascading Shavers Fork of the Cheat River to the High Falls of Cheat. Enjoy the view relaxing aboard our comfortable climate controlled passenger coaches.

This vintage diesel-powered passenger train has gained a reputation as one of the most relaxing mountain wilderness excursions in our Mountain Rail Adventure 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 a cold cut lunch, 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!

Looking for extra leg room? Adult beverages, or your own private train host? Upgrade to our Parlor Car service for these special perks and more!

Trip Summary*

  • 4-hour and 48-mile round-trip excursion from Elkins to High Falls and return
  • Climate controlled
  • Lunch included
  • Parlor car service upgrade available!
  • Scenic waterfall destination!


2021 Regular Rates 2021 Weekend Fall Rates
Fall weekend rates begin Friday-Sept. 17
Age Group Cost Cost
Regular Service Adult (12–64) $75.00 $80.00
Regular Service Senior (65+) $73.00 $78.00
Regular Service Military/Veteran $71.00 $76.00
Regular Service Child (4–11) $55.00 $60.00
Regular Service Child (3 & under) Free  Free
Regular Service Group (25 ppl or more) $71.00 $76.00
Parlor Car Service (Age 12+ Only) $90.00 $95.00

*Children under 12 not permitted in the Parlor Car Service upgrade*

Taxes/fees not included in ticket prices listed above. Rates, times, and dates are subject to change. Regular Service is formerly known as “Buffet Service”. Fall rates include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday excursions in mid-September through late October.

Advanced online reservations are recommended to guarantee seating.

*Advanced reservations recommended to guarantee Regular Service (formerly known as “Buffet Service”) seating. Paid advance reservations required for Parlor seating.*

Important Seating Note:

The New Tygart Flyer features enclosed cars with assigned seating. When booking the Regular Service (formerly known as “Buffet Service”) cars, you will choose your own seats at traditional 4-top tables. Regular Service tickets include a cold cut lunch (with non-alcoholic beverages such as water, tea, and coffee) served onboard. When booking the Parlor Service, seating will be CUSTOM, which means we will pre-arrange tables to seat you together based on your party size. If parties with different last names want to be seated together in the Parlor Car, please add a note to the comments box when completing payment. Parlor Car tickets include upgraded lunch options in addition to a selection of desserts and wine provided by a personal car host. Tips not included in Parlor Car ticket price – cash bar after one complimentary glass of wine.

Boarding Location

315 Railroad Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241

To Reserve by Phone – 304-636-9477

Call Monday – Friday – 9AM – 5PM

Important Info: If you have a reservation, please check in a ticket window prior to boarding. If you forget your tickets, we can print them for you. Walk-up tickets may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis only.

Cancellation Policy*: If notice of cancellation is made prior to 48 hours before departure, we will be able to issue a 90% monetary refund. If cancellation is made within 48 hours before departure, there will be no monetary refund. However, you may reschedule at any time for another date in the current season. Gift certificates can also be issued for the full purchase amount at any time and will be valid for a period of two years from the issue date. Please contact a Mountain Rail WV customer service representative at 304-636-9477 to cancel or reschedule. Send all general reservation inquiries to ticketinfo@mountainrail.com.


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