Center for Railway Tourism

Welcome to the Center for Railway Tourism

Photo by: Verde Canyon Railroad

A component of the Management Program within the Division of Business & Entrepreneurship, the goals of the Center are:

  • To enable students to earn the credentials and experience necessary to undertake and succeed in the railway heritage and tourism management industry.
  • To have a positive and on-going impact on North American railway heritage and tourism venues, regardless of size, by providing the information and tools needed to help these venues increase interest, attendance, volunteerism and revenue.


D&E Brings Sounds of Railroading to Life

Fiddles replicating shrieking steam whistles and grinding steel wheels. Banjos supplying the rhythm of a train underway. Guitars emulating the driving force of iron horses thundering through ravines. Together they illustrate the sounds of Appalachian mountain railroading in a mournful and celebratory event.


D&E Hosting Sounds of Railroading Conference, Concert

Railroading has its own culture, long shared through folklore and expressed in song. The Center for Railway Tourism at Davis & Elkins College will capture that heritage as it was reflected in traditional music inspired by trains and railroaders at the Sounds of Railroading Conference and Concert, June 3-5.