A Train, A Trail, A Waterfall

On Sunday of our West Virginia train ride weekend, we rode the New Tygart Flyer out of the station at Elkins. This was a diesel train, so it was a smoother ride than the steam trains. But we missed seeing the steam and smoke from the engine.

As always, before the trip, we posed for a photo in front of the train. Motor Man was being a bit playful.

These are our friends, Bev and Bill; they’re always ready for a train trip too.

The car we were in for this ride was toward the back of the train. There’s a bit of everything in this next picture: the cars at the front of the train rounding a curve, a little snow, a little fall foliage, a river and West Virginia mountains in the background.

The train stopped for about 45 minutes to allow us to trek down a dangerous, narrow, slippery little trail to see the Falls of Cheat Mountain.

Then, we  slid walked further down the dangerous, narrow, slippery little trail to see another view of the Falls. We decided that seeing the Falls was worth the danger of the trail.

Time to re-board the train, Motor Man; our train ride weekend is almost over.

20 responses to “A Train, A Trail, A Waterfall

  1. Dianna, this looks like so much fun! I need to see how far from the farm in Virginia this is because it looks like something everyone would enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds as if you had a great time and those falls seems like they were definately worth the trek to see them.
    Lovely pictures!!!

  3. You know me….I would have been viewing those falls from the train not on a slippery trail! Looks like Motor Man wasn’t quite ready to leave the falls.

  4. A train ride and hiking too. Sounds like exercise to me! Such fun!

  5. Beautiful photos of the falls – the picture of the train going round the bend with the river below is wonderful. You all look like you’re having a ball and I’m sure you were……slippery slopes and all!


  6. Wow, you folks find the most interesting things to do and see! What fun!

  7. Oh what a lovely excursion. Perhaps my sister and I can do it when I visit her in VA. Thank you for the link.

  8. Playful is good! You four were braver than I would have been. I don’t think I would have went slipping and sliding. But I can’t help but think that is a fun thing to do with friends. You are all smiling even if it looks a bit cold! Bet Sundae was glad when you returned home.

  9. neat that they let you off to go explore a bit! 🙂

  10. You and Motor Man have the most wonderful adventures. Thanks for taking us along on your journeys. Your photos and thoughts are beautiful and such good fun. 🙂

  11. Wonderful pictures! Looks like you guys were having such fun.

  12. The train rides sound like a lot of fun with beautiful scenery to enjoy along the way! I love how they stop the train so you can get out for a walk and get a closer look at the beautiful waterfall.

  13. Another great train ride adventure! I’d have to agree with a few other readers: I think the slippery trek was worth the payoff! – quite impressive!

  14. I thought Motor Man was snuggling in to stay warm! 🙂 Lovely scenery.

  15. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a wonderful trip!! Pictures are great.

  16. Beautiful photos, again. Do you and Motor Man ever stay home? You seem to take so many trips and have marvelous adventures!

  17. Oh, I so want to do this! Have to find a couple that’ll take train rides with us, cause I think that would be a blast. Love the pic that ‘had a little bit of everything’ in it!

  18. My mom and dad were just talking about taking a train trip the other day!

  19. Love the pic of the train going ’round the bend. The lighting looks like heaven’s light shining down 🙂

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