Take a look onboard the new Virginia Scenic Railway

Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 6:03 PM EDT
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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -

The Virginia scenic railway is now in service. The newest way to see the beautiful scenic views of the Shenandoah Valley.

Right now there are two trip options leaving from Staunton. One west which will take you through western Augusta County with a view of Shenandoah mountain and the mountains on the western side of the Shenandoah Valley. The train will head as far west as Goshen before heading back to Staunton.

The other route will take you east of Staunton as you head toward the Blue Ridge mountains and as far east as Ivy. '

Both routes are three hours long and include a full meal, catered by Lil Gus’ from Grottoes.

Each table was crafted and made in Staunton and tables all have outlets and USB plugs underneath.

Currently, there is only one passenger car but they are looking at adding more cars in the next few month.

“You know our 50 seater car we would like to offer more of a boxed lunch as opposed to the full dinner you are receiving today”.

They also are planning a Christmas ride with Santa, and Mrs. Clause, “If they can find time in their busy, busy schedule.”

Other themed rides are also in the words. “We’re looking forward to doing maybe a Valentine’s themed ride and we look forward to maybe the Easter bunny even coming down.”

There is a lot of opportunity to serve locals as well as bring in more visitors for tourism. They also plan to address the limited parking by expanding into their own space.

Tickets are booking up fast and right now trips are available through November 20th. Click the image below for more details:

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