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Cass Scenic Railroad

Departing from Cass Station, this train journey is filled with scenery that is so quintessentially Appalachian that guests are struck with awe. Visions of lush deciduous forests fill the landscape. As the train gains altitude, the views become even more dramatic. Evergreen trees and snowshoe hares are just some of the sights travelers can see. As the Cass Scenic Railroad stops at Bald Knob, passengers are at the second-highest point in all of West Virginia. The summit presents incredible views for miles around, looking over wooded mountain peaks, sweeping valleys connecting the mountains.

Winding through zig-zag curves and tight mountain passes adds another layer of excitement to the experience of exploring Appalachia by vintage steam train. The journey to Bald Knob takes about 4 1/2 hours to complete; the train departs once a day.

This casual rail experience features open-air cars. Safety bars surround the converted flat timber cars, and outward-facing bench seating means each guest has the best seat in the house. Passengers can breathe in the fresh mountain air while getting an up-close look at the flora and fauna that make this region so beautiful. The trip is fully narrated, with the conductor presenting exciting facts about the train itself and the area's history. Guests are free to get up and move around their train car throughout the journey to get the most impressive views.

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Allegheny Front in West Virginia
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Autumn at the Greenbrier & Historic Trains
01 Nov 2022
5 stars
“Eric our guide was full of facts presented in an interesting way.Eric was caring and enthusiastic. We would definitely sign up on another trip with him. My husband and I had walked through the memorials two days before yet still learned more on our guided tour. We liked the variety of trains,each different. The Potomac Eagle was our favorite.The dining experience was wonderful. The train, we did not enjoy, was the Cass was the one train we didn’t like.It was open air and unfortunately, the weather was awful, cold and light snow. Very uncomfortable. The Hobo lunch was unappetizing,with stale buns.The historic steam engine was what we liked about it..This was our first time in West Virginia, the scenery was beautiful and the history interesting.We liked the way Eric recommended restaurants in walking distance for each evening, The Greenbrier Inn was was very interesting in a beautiful location. We enjoyed learning about the history and seeing all the extravagant chandeliers. The formal dining was fun and a chance to get to know new friends better. Rick our driver was skilled and personable. The whole experience was a 5.
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