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Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad

4759 Staunton Parkersburg TNPK, Durbin, WV 26264
+1 304-636-9477
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Spectacular fall colors!

Drove 6hrs to get to Cass and catch the steam engine train ride to Elkins. The first 2 hrs were... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
SudieQue
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Greater Cincinnati
Fun train ride!

This is an enjoyable ride on a train being powered by a steam engine. It helped that it was a... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
LindaM173
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Corry
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“durbin rocket” (33 reviews)
“steam engine” (16 reviews)
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4759 Staunton Parkersburg TNPK, Durbin, WV 26264
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+1 304-636-9477
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Drove 6hrs to get to Cass and catch the steam engine train ride to Elkins. The first 2 hrs were narrated by Josh, one of the brakemen on the train. Josh was so knowledgeable of trains and logging history that I could have listened all...More

Thank SudieQue
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is an enjoyable ride on a train being powered by a steam engine. It helped that it was a gorgeous day. It was very interesting to watch the train staff fill the engine with water from the creek. This is a short ride so...More

Thank LindaM173
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

A steam powered train. We dropped a caboose that a family was going to stay the weekend, looked interesting. I would not ride this train again.

1  Thank Ray H
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Had a fun time on the train. Lovely scenery and all cars open to passengers - an open flatcar with railings around the side and benches back to back down the middle, a converted mail car now full of booths with tables, an open but...More

Thank HappyWVRetiree
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The Durbin Rocket is a visit to yesteryear. It's a beautifully preserved geared, steam locomotive. Coal, steam and power are what this railroad was about. The ride is two hours long and enjoyable every minute. A slow trip through the scenery of rural West Virginia...More

Thank Randy G
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Funny thing here is that some ten plus years ago I came through here and stopped for some reason or other and heard a steam whistle. A short search as night fell and I saw a geared locomotive - I guess to be put to...More

Thank GrandpaGene
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We truly enjoyed the town of Durbin. Road the Durbin rocket train.Started to rain but stopped..enjoyable ride about 5 miles on a steam engine train. Stopped on a bridge and the engine took on water from the creek. Interesting to see...This is a great ride...More

Thank travelbug19902016
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

My wife and I decided to do the castaway caboose with our two young grandsons, ages 9 and 7. It was late July. We arrived very early, about 10:00 am, and we checked in at the office across the street. The lady was very nice...More

4  Thank Markus122017
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Loved the ride it was a great a great way to see the beauty of wv. the falls, the river, all the crew and the food can't wait to come back

1  Thank Debbie W
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time! The train rides were on authentic trains of their time and the guides were helpful and knowledgeable. We stayed overnight in a company house in Cass and thoroughly enjoyed the quiet and relaxation - no noisy hotel elevators or ice machines!...More

1  Thank mlreid19778
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lapcat1958
19 July 2017|
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Response from Chemteacher | Reviewed this property |
It will be very popular especially in the holiday season so book as far ahead as possible. Best to give them a call and see what's available.
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DRAMExpert2014
18 September 2016|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
The left side, facing forward, but there are no assigned seats, so you can choose a seat for a while and get up and walk around, use the open air car, and choose a different seat later. When we went it was only about 20... More
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Peweshriver
18 August 2016|
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Response from Karla G | Reviewed this property |
For most people, a fishing license is required in West Virginia. Go to the wvfish website for details.
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