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Vintage train ride to enjoy fall foliage   U.S.A

Started Sep-26 by Shrinking Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 205 views.

This 4-hour Vintage Train Journey Through Virginia's Shenandoah Valley Is One of the Best Ways to See Fall Foliage

Fall in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is second to none. The valley runs alongside the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park and has more than its fair share of deciduous trees, including oaks, birch, poplar, sumac, and maple. When the weather cools, leaf peepers make their way to the valley to watch as it is flooded with yellows, oranges, and reds. 


Shenandoah Valley’s Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway are popular ways to see the fall colors, but they’ve got nothing on the vintage steam train that escorts travelers on a four-hour tour of Virginia’s peak fall foliage.

The legendary Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611, is a steam locomotive that’s deemed “the most powerful steam passenger locomotive ever built.” Riding on a steam train that was built in 1950 is exciting enough, but this fall the train will be transporting passengers through the Shenandoah Valley during its peak fall foliage season — early October through early November.

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