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Express
Way

For the wild heart
Get into training in rugged West virginia

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see voyages on the Polar express,
one of the few train-ride events
licensed by Warner Brothers.

Bridge to the past
1.5 million have visited this tribute
to pioneer history

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esigned to look like a covered bridge, this
310-foot arch spans I-80. The (Great Platt
river road) Archway in Kearney, Neb.,
is actually a bridge to the past, for this
imposing structure contains an enormous
museum that tells the 170-year history of
the nation's Westward expansion.
Fort Kearney is where the oregon Trail met up with the
mormon and california Trails, and 1.5 million people have
visited the Archway to learn about the ordeals of crossing
the prairies and how the railroads transformed the West.
Stop by and visit-the city's cvb and the Archway are both
AbA members. While in Kearney (less than three hours
west of omaha), take in the museum of Nebraska Art and
the classic car collection museum.
Touring the Archway takes about an hour. For info and
discounts for parties of 25 or more, contact Kara Stevens
at kstevens@archway.org or (877) 511-2724. She can also
arrange a catered meal for groups of 10 or more.

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/ November-December 2015

courtesy DurBIN & GreeNBrIer VALLey rAILroAD (cAss sceNIc rAILroAD shAy
At the DurBIN DePot); courtesy of the ArchWAy.

he cheat mountain Salamander. The
Tygart Flyer. The Durbin rocket. The cass
Scenic railroad. With such colorful names,
it's hard to imagine any group resisting
the lure of wilderness rail routes run by
AbA member Durbin & Greenbrier valley
railroad. excursions leave April through December from
historic depots in elkins, cass, and Durbin, W.va.
classic steam engines and diesels take travelers on short
trips, all-day excursions, even overnight adventures through
the "wild heart" of the Appalachians in the central part of
the state. The Salamander slides through the rugged cheat
mountain wilderness, where black bears and eagles are
often spotted. The rocket is a 1910 geared logging train that
offers open-air carriages. Passengers on the Flyer cruise in
air-conditioned luxury in a restored 1922-era Pullman parlor
car. The steam-powered cass Scenic climbs steep grades to
bald Knob, one of the state's tallest mountains.
before booking, check to see if live bluegrass
performances are offered on board. There's even a
murder mystery dinner
train trip.
To get on board, email
Before you Go
matt Scott at mscottwv
consider that ...
@gmail.com, or see www
November and December evenings
.mountainrailwv.com.


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