CH&FR Announces New Passenger Service

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GLOVER’S BEND – The CH&FR Railroad is proud to announce a new pilot passenger service with daily commuter service from Glover’s Bend to Huntington WV, Ashland KY and Russell KY.

The twice-a-day service will run as follows, Monday through Friday:

Northbound Station Southbound
Morning (#50) Evening (#52) Morning (#51) Evening (#53)
7:00 AM 4:45 PM Williamson, WV 9:45 AM 7:00 PM
7:15 AM 5:00 PM Glover’s Bend, WV 9:30 AM 6:45 PM
8:00 AM 5:15 PM Huntington, WV 8:45 AM 6:00 PM
8:15 AM 5:30 PM Ashland, KY 8:30 AM 5:45 PM
8:20 AM 5:35 PM Russell, KY 8:25 AM 5:40 PM

All times shown are departure times, except the last station, which is arrival time.
Weekend schedule will be published separately.

Onboard amenities include free coffee, newspapers and WiFi, and continental breakfast served in the diner/cafe car.

Extended year-round weekend operations to Charleston, WV and Cincinnati, OH will be added shortly.  The railroad also expects to provide weekend excursion service through the scenic New River Gorge during the fall foliage season.

The new commuter and excursion service will be provided in the CH&FR’s newly refurbished 1920s-vintage heavyweight passenger cars.  These cars provide the latest in modern conveniences including heating and air conditioning, comfortable seats with USB power plugs, and free WiFi service, while providing a first-class vintage railroad experience.  At the head end will be the CH&FR’s own Erie-Lackawanna EMD F3 #6611.

Same-day one way or round-trip tickets may be purchased at any station along the line.  Weekly and Monthly passes will also be available at a discounted rate through the CH&FR website.

Big Steam

  by BGTwinDad
, a photo by BGTwinDad on Flickr.

I spent some time this weekend on Ray Grosser’s Soo Line Nostalgia Trip layout. He had asked for a hand with tweaking the sound features on these two big steamers, and given the chance to visit his fantastic layout, who was I to say no?