The current brick train depot at Prince was built in 1946 by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway at a cost of $200,000. The new depot used Art Deco style architecture, and had its grand opening on June 26, 1946, that was attended by an estimated 2,000 people with a marching band, state and railroad dignitaries, speeches and refreshments.
Today, Amtrak provides passenger service with the Cardinal on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. In the fall of the year, when the leaves take on their brilliance of colors, the New River Train Excursion from Huntington to Hinton takes visitors through New River Gorge on the third and fourth weekends of October.
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Whitewater rafting is one of the most popular recreational activities at New River Gorge National River. The rapids range from Class III to Class V. There are a number of commercial outfitters that offer trips to the public. More...