New Tygart Flyer

  • Regular Trains (Shown on Home Pg)
  • 4.5 Hour
  • Diesel
  • Elkins Depot
  • Lunch on Train

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Departs Elkins at 11am
Month Days Available




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!


2024 Regular Rates* 2024 Fall Rates*
Fall Rates Begin Wednesday, Sept. 11
Age Group Cost Cost
Regular Service Adult (12–64) TBD TBD
Regular Service Senior (65+) TBD TBD
Regular Service Military/Veteran TBD TBD
Regular Service Child (4–11) TBD TBD
Regular Service Child (3 & under) Free Free
Regular Service Group (25 ppl or more) TBD TBD
Parlor Service Adult (Age 12+ ONLY) TBD TBD

*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 apply to every departure starting in mid-September through mid-November.

*Advanced online reservations HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to guarantee Regular Service (formerly known as “Buffet Service”) seating. Paid advance reservations REQUIRED for Parlor Car Service.*

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.


Pet Policy:

We DO NOT allow pets on any of our excursions. Service animals which are required due to a disability are allowed.


ADA Info:

Due to the historical nature of the equipment and a non-standard platform, the New Tygart Flyer out of Elkins is not wheelchair accessible. There are multiple steps to board the Flyer, but there are handrails to help.

Boarding Location

315 Railroad Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241

To Reserve by Phone – 304-636-9477

Call Monday – Friday – 9AM – 5PM

Important Info: Our ticket office opens approximately an hour prior to departure time. The ticket office is located on the first floor of the ELKINS depot. ELKINS boarding area is adjacent to the depot. Free parking is located one block north of the depot adjacent to the Railyard Restaurant and Summit Church and across from the Holiday Inn Express. Look for the sign for RAILROAD PARKING. Restrooms are available inside the depot. Please bring your PRINTED OR DIGITAL CONFIRMATION/TICKETS with you. Boarding starts approximately 15 minutes prior to departure, and you will be checked in as you board. If you do not have access to your confirmation/tickets, please plan to arrive at least a half hour prior to departure to check in at the ticket window and pick up your tickets. When checking in, we ask that ONLY ONE person from your party check in all tickets for your party.

Cancellation Policy*: If notice of cancellation is made prior to 48 hours before departure, we will be able to issue a 90% monetary refund (booking fees are non-refundable). 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 cards can also be issued for the full ticket amount (minus booking fees) at any time and will not expire. If you paid with only a credit card, self-cancellation is available via the “View Online” link in your booking confirmation email. If you paid with a gift card, please contact a Mountain Rail WV customer service representative at 304-636-9477 to cancel. Send all general reservation inquiries to ticketinfo@mountainrail.com.


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