Alleghany Special

Speed past pastoral landscapes, working farms, and rural mountain vistas as you head west from Staunton toward the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

Experience the charm and beauty of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley as the Alleghany Special ventures westward from historic Staunton through beautiful farmland of the Shenandoah Valley, on a destination bound for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

Bounded by the Blue Ridge and Alleghany mountains, the Shenandoah Valley region is rich in historic and natural resources. This excursion will take you through the region’s iconic rural landscapes — you’ll pass by working farms with cattle, horses, and sheep. Views of the Alleghany Mountains will unfold as you venture west; it is a photographer’s dream. The train turns around in the hamlet of Goshen in Rockbridge County.

Along the way, you may get to experience the thrill of a passing Amtrak train or a working freight train. Each ticket includes a meal and dessert selection, plus a beverage (coffee, soda, tea, and water) that is served in a complimentary souvenir glass.  Wine and beer service is available with a limit of two servings per customer. Alcohol pre-orders are available during the booking process, or limited selections will be available on board to purchase. This three-hour round excursion departs at 10:30 am Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Aboard the Virginia Scenic Railway, you’ll get a front-row seat to some of Virginia’s prettiest views, including the legendary Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Depending on the excursion you choose, you’ll roar through tunnels, speed over bridges, race past scenic fields and forests, and climb over mountains.