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SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN, WEST VIRGINIA

Riding the Rails: Step Aboard Vintage Trains in the West Virginia Mountains

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Program #5230RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Fairel from Sebastopol, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Fabulous Adventure! Met wonderful people and enjoy myself tremendously. Especially the local "color at Al's

Richard from Londonderry, NH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
This trip is a must for any rail buff.

Dennis from Jackson Hts, NY Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Interesting ride on the Cass Scenic Railway and tour of the site.

Eugene from Huntsville, AL Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
I have now attended 21 Road Scholar programs. In addition to the scenery, etc, this one was the best organized and "conducted" of of all. (I am enrolled in two more Road Scholar programs fort next summer.)

Thomas from Stroudsburg, PA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
This was an excellent program with fine railroad excursions. I was particularly pleased with the inclusion of live musical concerts on three occasions. The participants were both interesting and very friendly. I highly recommend this adventure.

Jane from Oak Brook, IL Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
If you don't know much about West Virginia and the history and people of Appalachia, and I didn't, this is and excellent experience and program to get acquainted. And extra bonus was the weather and scenery at this time of year.

Cheryl from St Petersburg, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
The stars of this Road Scholar excursion are the steam trains. We were given so many photo opportunities on both the moving engines and static displays. The best event was a drive by so that everyone could get a wonderful picture of the train flying by them in full steam. The trip to the Radio Astronomy site was fascinating, but there was a side effect in that cells phones don't work for most of the week. Some found this an advantage, others not so much. This was a very large group, but the legendary organization skills of Linda and Jamie ensured that everyone had a wonderful experience.

Leonard from Augusta, GA Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
This was a unique opportunity to learn about mountain railroading, tree harvesting, hardships and dangers that the West Virginia people faced and overcame. A truly gripping story that made me proud to be an American in their debt. The coal miners story was not covered here.

Phillip from Huntsville, AL Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
An outstanding program, very well organized and a very good value.


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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
3 Performances

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