Cincinnati Daylight Express – COVID-19 Information

Citing the Governor of West Virginia’s recent mandate on large gatherings, the recent postponement of the Hinton Railroad Days Festival, and the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, Railexco today announces that the 2020 Autumn Colors Express, scheduled for this October 22-25, to a tentative date of October 21-24, 2021.  This postponement also impacts the Cincinnati Daylight Express, previously scheduled for October 20th, 2020. This event is now postponed and rescheduled to October 19th, 2021.

Railexco Marketing Officer Lou Capwell: “We’re saddened by the postponement of this great event, and can’t wait to get back on the rails as soon as possible. Celebrating our great partner cities of Huntington, Charleston and Hinton with this event is a huge part of our season and this fall won’t be the same without visiting all of our friends in West Virginia. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our support from state and local agencies who have worked so hard to make this event a reality, and particularly to US Senator Joe Manchin, whose office was instrumental in the success of our 2019 debut.” 

Railexco CEO Adam Auxier: “We’re proud of the work we’ve done over the past eighteen months, and we wish we were able to put on the 2020 event’s. We’d like to thank our nonprofit partners for their support and dedication- The C&O Historical Society, Fort Wayne Rail Historical Society, Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp., and Friends of the 261. We’re confident that 2021 will be our best year yet, and we’re excited to bring this great event back to West Virginia and the New River Gorge” 

Tickets for the 2021 Cincinnati Daylight Express are on sale now, online at or by calling 1-844-RAILEX-9