The New Tygart Flyer, Elkins, West Virginia

by Ken Humphreys

The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, Inc. operates three tourist trains out of Elkins, WV and one out of Durbin, WV. The Elkins trains are the New tygart Flyer, a diesel powered run to the High Falls of the Cheat River; the Cheat Mountain Salamander, an 88-mile run to the High Falls and on to Cheat Bridge; and the Mountain Explorer, a dinner train to the High Falls. The Durbin trip is the Durbin Rocket, a Climax powered steam train along the Greenbrier River. The photos below are of a trip on the New Tygart Flyer in June 2011. The groups of photos are but a small sample of the highlights the trip.

Click on each image below to see its full sized version and related photos. Hit your back button to return and view the next group of photos. All images are copyrighted by Ken Humphreys.

The start of the trip at Elkins, West Virginia
Enroute to the High Falls of Cheat
The FP7A locos switching ends of the train at the High Falls
The High Falls
The end of the train and of the trip

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