8 Scenic Train Trips You Can Take in a Day

1. Cass Scenic Railroad

Passengers of the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park train enjoy the view from the Bald Knob overlook in Back Allegheny Mountain, West Virginia
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For a short but magical historical jaunt, try the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park rail line. Riding in a restored steam-powered train, you will traverse the scenic mountains of eastern West Virginia during an 11-mile jaunt.

The full route from the Cass Depot up to the Bald Knob overlook is about 4.5 hours round-trip. Check out ticket and pricing information.

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