West Virginia Mountain Railroads

West Virginia Mountain Railroads
Sun, Oct 11th, 2020
Tue, Oct 20th, 2020
  • • "Triple" : Two Beds: $2130
  • • "Quad" : Two Beds: $2110
  • • "Single" : One Bed: $2900

One or Two Beds: $2150

10 Day Motorcoach Tour Featuring Breathtaking Fall Foliage, Historic Towns & Scenic Railroads!

*Riley Tours purchases the Group Deluxe Protection plan with Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption on behalf of all tour passengers*

Tour Highlights:

Kanowha Falls
Hawk's Nest Overlook
New River Gorge
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Tamarack Arts Center
Cass Scenic Railroad
New Tygart Flyer Train Ride
Potomac Eagle Scenic Rail
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Glass Blowing Demonstration
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

Day 1 Tinley Park, IL
All aboard! We’ll ride the rails of West
Virginia and go back to the days where
rail travel was the way of travel and coal
and lumber towns thrived. We’ll make
our way to Tinley Park, Illinois for our

Day 2 Charleston, WV
Today’s journey will take us through
Indiana, the Hoosier State, Ohio, the
Buckeye State, to West Virginia, the
Mountain State. We’ll check into our
accommodations in Charleston, WV
before enjoying an included dinner. (B,

Day 3 Beckley, WV
Today we’ll watch the mountains go by
as we make our way to Beckley, West
Virginia. We’ll makes stops at Kanawha
Falls and the Hawk’s Nest overlook
along the way to the New River Gorge,
home to the second largest and highest
single-span, steel arch bridge in the
world. We’ll see a panoramic view of
the area’s mountains and valleys from
here. Upon arrival to Beckley, we’ll visit
the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. We’ll
head underground with an experience
coal miner in a “man car” for a tour. Then
we’ll head over to the Tamarack Arts
Center which showcases talented artists,
musicians and chefs. Dinner is included
here. (B, D)

Day 4 Elkins, WV
Our highlight today is the Cass Scenic
Railroad Shay steam engine that takes
you up to Bald Knob scenic overlook,
the third highest point in West Virginia
at 4,842 feet. As we travel back down,
we’ll stop and tour an old logging camp.
A hobo lunch is included on the train.
We’ll continue to Elkins, West Virginia
where we’ll have an included dinner at
the Railyard Restaurant before checking
into our hotel for the next two nights. (B,
L, D)

Day 5 Elkins, WV
This morning we’ll board the New Tygart
Flyer from the 1908 restored depot
here in Elkins. Our train ride features
two separate mountain grades, an “S”
curve tunnel, passage into a 1,500 feet
deep canyon with steep, dense forest
slopes, and a high bridge over therushing
Shavers Fork of the Cheat River.
An included lunch is served onboard.
Tonight, we’ll attend a dinner show at
the Gandy Dancer Theater. (B, L, D)

Day 6 LaVale, MD
Today will be unforgettable as we travel
on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Rail. The
journey begins at Wappocomo Station,
situated next to a charming homestead
and a sprawling view of the mountains.
Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as
they lead us through beautiful pastures
and farms dating back to the 1700s. As
we wind along the South Branch of the
Potomac River, we’ll enter a visually
striking gorge known as the trough. One
of the most scenic spots along the South
Branch, the Trough is home to American
bald eagles. Today’s journey includes
lunch. We continue to laVale, Maryland
for our overnight. (B, L)

Day 7 Roanoke, WV
Our railroad adventure continues today
as we travel through Chesapeake and
Ohio Canal National Historical Park.
We’ll visit the Cumberland Visitor Center
and see how they transported coal from
the Allegheny mountains in the “Grand
Old Ditch.” Then we’ll ride the Western
Maryland Scenic Railroad. Travel back
through time aboard a restored diesel
locomotive climbing the Allegheny
Mountains then over an iron truss
bridge, around Helmstetter’s Horseshoe
Curve and through the 914 foot Brush
Tunnel under Piney Mountain. Lunch
will be served onboard. We continue to
Roanoke, West Virginia to our overnight
accommodations at the Stonewall Resort.
(B, L)

Day 8 Parkersburg, WV
Our first stop today will be at
Appalachian Glass for an interactive
glass blowing demonstration. You’ll also
receive a special gift after your tour. Then
we’ll have lunch on your own before
visiting Blennerhassett Island Historical
State Park, which is only accessible by
sternwheeler riverboat. Once we are on
the island we’ll do a tour of it’s Palladian
mansion and grounds, visit the museum
and take a horse-drawn carriage ride. (B)

Day 9 Janesville, WI
Today we’ll travel back through Ohio
and Indiana to Wisconsin where we’ll
overnight in Janesville. Upon arrival,
we’ll check into our hotel and have a
pizza party. (B, D)

Day 10 Home
We’ll say goodbye today as we travel
across Wisconsin back to good ole
Minnesota! (B)
5 dinners 
4 lunches and 
9 continental breakfasts

West Virginia Mountain Railroads Gallery

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