Report: New River Train coming back this fall

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HUNTINGTON, W.V. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. D-W.Va., says the legendary New River Train is coming back.

On Wednesday, Manchin tweeted “I've been working nonstop with @Amtrak to preserve #WV's proud railroading history by keeping the annual New River Train running, and that's why I'm glad a deal is in place to continue this proud Mountain State tradition. I'm looking forward to announcing more details soon.”

The New River Train ran for 52 years before its sponsor, the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, announced in February that they were canceling the 2019 trip. The group said new policies from Amtrak made it cost prohibitive to continue running the train.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that a spokesperson for Manchin’s office declined to elaborate on the tweet, adding only that “We’ll be announcing more details next week.” The paper was unable to reach the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society for comment.

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