First Ride Raffle Begins

A Big thank you to everyone who stopped by the Elkins Auto Extravaganza to see the Rail Car! We had great weekend getting to talk to you about our favorite project.

The First Ride Raffle has officially begun and tickets will be available for purchase until July 3, 2020. The drawing will be held July 4, 2020. Learn more about the Cadillac

How to purchase Tickets:

  1. Online
    • Navigate to Make a Donation
    • INCLUDE – “Cadillac Raffle” in comment box
    • INCLUDE – address if you want to receive physical tickets. Otherwise you will receive an email confirmation.
  2. By Phone
    • call the museum during regular hours (304) 637-4810 and pay over the phone using your credit card
  3. In Person
    • Stop by the museum during regular business hours and pay using cash, check, or card.

**Regular Hours:

April – October

Thursday – Sunday, 9:30am-5pm

Exploring Elkins this 4th of July? We’re open all weekend! Come in and show off your Red, White, & Blue!


Railroad Tourism

Some might say that you can study anything in college. Well, that has become a little more true here in Elkins, WV. It is only appropriate that in a town built by the railroads you can find a Minor in Railroad Heritage Tourism at our local college. For more information please contact:

James Porterfield

Director, Center for Railway Tourism

P: (304) 637 – 1307


*The WVRRM is helping our friend Mr. Porterfield by promoting this unique opportunity for students going into heritage tourism, history, and other related fields. We do not benefit from applications to this program or college.

Oh Snap!

While your visiting stop and snap a selfie, or a group shot, with our C&O conductor! The picture below features our AFNHA AmeriCorps Service Member!

AFNHA Heritage Site Passport

We at the WVRRM are excited to announce the first Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area – Heritage Site Passport! This new program was the result of collaboration between Elkins, Beverly, and Buckhannon Heritage Sites and their AmeriCorps Service Members. This is a great addition to your weekend visit to Randolph County!




The West Virginia Railroad Museum

The AFNHA Discovery Center


The Stirrup Gallery


Beverly Heritage Center

Randolph County Museum


The Upshur County Historical Society

Answer the question at each site, get your passport signed, and receive an official History Hunter button! Come in and explore the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area!


Join Us for the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Join us on Saturday April 6 – Sunday April 7 for the West Virginia Railroad Museum 2019 Annual Membership Meeting and Exhibit Opening. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Thomas W. Dixon, Jr., Chief Historian from the C&O Historical Society, ride part of the C&O Greenbrier Branch, and be first to view the new 2019 Exhibit: The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in West Virginia!

You can view the full agenda and registration form here. To register for the membership meeting, print and return the lower portion of the agenda. We look forward to sharing a new exhibit with you in April!