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Tentative deal reached to continue New River Train service in West Virginia


The Herald-Dispatch

Amtrak announced in March that it would be ending charter and special service trains, putting traditions like the New River Train in jeopardy, but a deal has been negotiated to allow a series of excursions in October.
(Herald-Dispatch photo by Larry Butcher)

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — While negotiations continue between Amtrak and the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, a tentative agreement has been reached to allow some service for the New River Train.

“We have worked out a tentative agreement for the fall trips for the New River Train,” said Chris Lockwood, executive director of the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society.

New River Train excursions through the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia are scheduled for October 20, 21, 27 and 28. The agreement allows the society and its New River Train service to begin selling tickets for the October trips this year.

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