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Elk River, WV

Elk River, WV

NEW WEST VIRGINIA LOCATION OPENS JUNE 8 2024!!
Join us for an unforgettable journey on West Virginia's historic Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad. You’ll take a 12 mile round trip steeped in history, where the lush woods of Clay County are reflected in the crystal clear water of Buffalo Creek. Pedal past a wrecked train car, waterfalls, and high cliffs before reaching the creekside turnaround picnic area.

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Amador, CA

Amador, CA

The breathtaking Amador Central Railroad traces the contours of rolling hills revealing panoramic views from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains all the way to the Coastal Ranges. Just 45 minutes south of Sacramento, surrounded by gold rush towns steeped in history, wineries, and warmed by the northern California sun. This is Gold Country - the Heart of the Mother Lode.

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Cooperstown, NY

Cooperstown, NY

Cooperstown, featuring the world famous Baseball Hall of Fame is also home to the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad. Ride "The Home Run" - a 12 mile round trip through the farm lands and forests alongside of the Susquehanna River. Or choose the 'Southpaw Slider' an 8 mile round trip to the Forest Glen Turnaround and back again.

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Division operates along the Old Colony Railroad, built in 1862. The rails meander alongside spectacular Narragansett Bay offering riders unique views that include Jamestown, the Mount Hope Bridge, Hog Island Lighthouse, and coastal woodlands.
Riders on the Southern Circuit are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy at Bayside Station during the 20 minute turnaround.

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The Catskills, NY

The Catskills, NY

Experience the magic of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad as you travel alongside the Esopus Creek through the beautiful woods of the Catskill Mountains. Under a canopy of maple and birch, with the river rushing by and the mountains in the distance, this tour is an unforgettable experience.
Bring a drink and a snack to enjoy at the turnaround.

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Bluegrass, KY

Bluegrass, KY

Rail Explorers is in the horse capital of the world (& we are in the heart of Bourbon country too!) Just 15 minutes from Lexington, Rail Explorers operate with the Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum in Versailles, KY.
On this 10 mile round trip ride you’ll travel through thoroughbred horse farms & deep limestone cuts to the turnaround on the cliffs above the Kentucky River. Enjoy the view of the Wild Turkey Distillery and Young's High Bridge built in 1889.

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Boone, IA

Boone, IA

Rail Explorers have partnered with the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad to bring the first Rail Explorers Experience to the Midwest. Riders can enjoy beautiful views of the Des Moines River Valley, where is it is not uncommon to see a convocation of bald eagles along the riverbank. The ride’s showstopper is the 750’ long, 156’ high “Bass Point Creek High Trestle”. Riders crossing this bridge have panoramic views of the valley and experience the thrill of soaring high above the creek below.

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