First Ride Raffle/FAQ

July 5, 2019 – July 3, 2020

Winner will be drawn on July 4, 2020. Winner will be announced in the Gandy Dancer, on our facebook page, and here on our website.

Cost – $5/ticket or 5 tickets/$20

How to Purchase Tickets:

  1. Online
    • Navigate to Make a Donation
    • Click on DONATION button
    • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I win?

This raffle is for a chance to win one (1) seat in the First Ride of the Cadillac Rail Car.

Can my winning ticket be transferred?

Yes. As the date of the ride is TBD, the winner may transfer their winning ticket to another individual. The winner must notify the WVRRM prior to the date of the ride. Once a winner has been chosen, the WVRRM will keep in personal contact with the individual concerning the date of the ride.

When is the First Ride?

As the Cadillac is currently under restoration, the date of the ride is to-be-determined. Updates regarding the restoration and date of ride will be posted on this website, our facebook page, and in our newsletter.

How will the funds for the raffle be used?

All funds from the raffle will be used for the restoration of the rail car. This may include going into a sum to be used as match for a Grant.

How much restoration is left?

The majority of the body work has been completed and the car is currently being painted (July 2019). The next step is the mechanical work, primarily on the engine. There are also smaller fittings and ornamental pieces that need to be located and purchased.

Where will the first ride be?

WVRRM is looking at housing and operating the rail car from the Durbin depot (Durbin, WV) approximately 1 hour from Elkins, though a complete agreement and terms have yet to be settled. (July 2019)

Why Durbin and not Elkins?

Durbin would provide a safer route to operate on as it is mostly flat.

Will the rail car be continually operated?

It is the goal of the WVRRM to operate the rail car regularly, with tickets available for purchase.