Classes of Service

The New River Train has 5 different types of seating. Listed below are descriptions of each.

Heritage Coach

Heritage service is seating in a Heritage Coach car built in the 1940's and 1950's which have been restored to their original condition, with an aisle down the center of the car, two seats on either side, and larger picture windows. Seats are assigned in Heritage Class. If you wish to sit with friends whoordered separately, you MUST tell us when your order or anytime before September 3 you want to sit with them, otherwise there is no guarantee that you will sit together. No seating reassignments will be made the day of the trip. Cars are heated and/or air conditioned, depending upon the weather.

Passengers have a choice when they purchase tickets to board in Huntington, WV, which is the starting location of the trip, or St. Albans, WV, which is one stop along the way. Yuo may change your boarding location up until September 3, 2018.

All of our 30 cars are different and privately owned by individuals around the country. Heritage Coach service does NOT INCLUDE any meals. Passengers may go to the Cafe Car on board the train to purchase food.

coach
Picture of a Heritage Coach Type car. This is only an example and may vary
depending on what type of equipment we may have.
All rights reserved © Ryan Lewis© 2013

 

Premium

Premium seating is seating in a lounge or parlor type car. There are larger picture windows, less people, and more of a "homey" feel. You also receive breakfast and dinner prepared on the train en route. When receiving your tickets in the mail, you will be assigned to a certain railroad car. In that car, there are no assigned seats onboard your assigned car. You will pick your seats in the morning when you board the train. Seating is first come-first serve and you may not reserve seats.

If your party wishes to sit together, you all must board together. If your friends ordered separately, you MUST tell us before September 3, you want to sit with them, otherwise there is no guarantee that you will sit together. No seating reassignments will be made the day of the trip. Premium Passengers may ONLY Board in Huntington.

Seating pictured below does not represent the actual seats you will be sitting in. Pictured below is only one example of the "Type" of car we use in the premium section. All of our 30 cars are different and privately owned by individuals around the country.

When purchasing tickets, please choose a menu item you wish for your dinner. Tickets include breakfast and dinner onboard the train. You have a choice between Prime Rib, Chicken, Vegetarian, or Cluten Free. Menu items CANNOT be changed after September 3, 2018.

All cars are DIFFERENT and are setup DIFFERENTLY! This means that EACH CAR is DIFFERENT and the examples below are only EXAMPLES of what a lounge car looks like. The picutes below are may or may NOT be on our train this year.

dome dome
This is an example of what a lounge car looks like. This will NOT
BE THE EXACT car that you will be assigned.
This is only an example of what one looks like. Thank You!
©Ryan Lewis 2013

Dome

The dome car is seating on the second floor of a railroad car, with a glass top roof dome, which enables you to have an unobstructed view of the area around you. Similar to the premium seating, this seating is also non-reserved. You will be assigned to a railroad car and you will pick your seats in the morning when you board the train. You will receive breakfast and dinner prepared on the train.

If your party wishes to sit together, you all must board together. If your friends ordered separately, you MUST tell us before September 3, you want to sit with them, otherwise there is no guarantee that you will sit together. No seating reassignments will be made the day of the trip. Dome Passengers may ONLY Board in Huntington.

Seating pictured below does not represent the actual seats you will be sitting in. Pictured below is only one example of the "Type" of car we use in the Dome section. All of our 30 cars are different and privately owned by individuals around the country.

When purchasing tickets, please choose a menu item you wish for your dinner. Tickets include breakfast and dinner onboard the train. You have a choice between Prime Rib, Chicken, Vegetarian, or Cluten Free. Menu items CANNOT be changed after September 3, 2018.

All cars are DIFFERENT and are setup DIFFERENTLY! This means that EACH CAR is DIFFERENT and the examples below are only EXAMPLES of what a lounge car looks like. The picutes below are may or may NOT be on our train this year.

Equipment may be subsituted at anytime for any reason without notification.

dome dome
This is an example of what a dome car looks like. This will NOT BE THE EXACT car that you will be assigned. This is only an example of what one looks like. Thank You!
©Ryan Lewis 2013
This is an example of what a dome car looks like. This will NOT BE THE EXACT car that you will be assigned. This is only an example of what one looks like. Thank You!
©Joe Rosenthel 2010

 

Moonlight

Moonlight Class seats are onboard a luxury dome car, second car from the rear of the train going to Hinton. Moonlight passengers will enjoy a breakfast, lunch, and dinner en route prepared by the onboard private chef and served by the steward. Tickets will be limted to no more than 24 passengers.

Passengers will have access to the dome portion in the caras well as the lower lounge area during their trip. This seating is very limited so please make your reservations as soon as possible. Moonlight passengers may ONLY board the train in Huntington and is restricted to persons 14 years old or older.

All cars are DIFFERENT and are setup DIFFERENTLY! This means that EACH CAR is DIFFERENT and the examples below are only EXAMPLES of what a lounge car looks like. The picutes below are may or may NOT be on our train this year.

Equipment may be subsituted at anytime for any reason without notification.

dome
This is an example of the Moonlight Class car. This is only an example of the style of car that will be on the New River Train. Car may be subsituted at any time without notice for any unforseen reason. Passengers who purchase tickets for Moonlight, will have access to the lower lounge and the dome in the car.

Business Car Seating

Business car seating is really a special seating. This includes breakfast, lunch, & dinner. You will be one of 12 people limited to the Business car. The car has its own private Chef and Steward/Stewardess for the day. This car is located on the end of the train as the last car or the fisrt car. There is an open back platform which you will be able to stand out on while traveling. This seating is very limited so please make your reservations as soon as possible. Business Class Passengers may ONLY Board in Huntington. Business class is restricted to persons to 14 years old or older.

We will have two business class seats on our train this year. One will be the first car behind the locomotives to Hinton and one will be the last car going to Hinton. On the way back to Huntington, the business class car #1 will be rearmost and passengers will be able to enjoy the open back platform through the gorge.

All cars are DIFFERENT and are setup DIFFERENTLY! This means that EACH CAR is DIFFERENT and the examples below are only EXAMPLES of what a lounge car looks like. The picutes below are may or may NOT be on our train this year.

dome dome
This is an example of a dinning room on a business car.This will NOT BE THE EXACT car that you will be assigned. This is only an example of what one looks like. Thank You! Photo cannot be use without written permission.
© Chase Gunnoe 2014
This is an example of the view of the back platform. This will NOT BE THE EXACT car that you will be assigned. This is only an example of what one looks like. Thank You! Photo cannot be use without written permission.
© Chase Gunnoe 2014

 

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