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. Starting in October, wine and beer service will be available. This three-hour round excursion departs at 10:30 am Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.