Virginia Scenic Railway Rides

Alleghany Special

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This excursion ventures west from historic Staunton through beautiful rolling fields of the Shenandoah Valley, on a destination bound for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. This excursion turns around in the hamlet of Goshen, in western Rockbridge County. Duration: Three hours.

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Blue Ridge Flyer

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Climb aboard the Blue Ridge Flyer, and head east for an opportunity to experience the thrill of roaring through the Blue Ridge Tunnel, carved out of rock hundreds of feet below the mountain summit above. The train will turn around in Ivy in Albemarle Coounty. Duration: Three hours.

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Shenandoah Valley Limited

Pulled by the famed Northern & Western 611 J class steam engine, this seasonal foliage train runs for a limited time only. A variety of passenger cars styles are available for this leaf-peeping train that starts in Goshen, ventures west through the Shenandoah Valley and turns around in historic Staunton. Duration: Four hours.

Santa's Scenic Railway

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Our signature holiday train excursions runs between Thanksgiving and Christmas, starting on November 28th. Enjoy Virginia's best new holiday tradition amidst sparkly holiday decorations, with hot cocoa, a cookie, and best of all — a special appearance from Santa. Duration: 40 minutes.

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Introducing Our Newest Route: The Shenandoah Valley Limited

Experience all the majesty and power of the nation’s sole surviving Class J steam locomotive. The famed 611 will race down the rails through the Shenandoah Valley’s spectacular fall foliage, starting on October 6. Tickets will become available in mid-late August. Sign up for our e-newsletter to be among the first to know when tickets go on sale.