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Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad

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Durbin, WV
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I enjoyed the ride even though it was very short. The train never got much above a walk, but that made it easy to see everything. A sandwich buffet was included with the trip and the depot was interesting and clean. Any time I get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank donaldo833
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We took the Cass Bald Knob tour. It is nothing less than amazing! To get the Cass RR train depot we had to take a 2.5 hour switch back drive into the Appalachian mountains but it was really worth it. We took the Durbin Greenbrier...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DavidL2541
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We took an excursion on this line right at the end of our road trip, before driving on to the airport in Washington. The line runs from Durbin depot for 5 miles along the Greenbrier River to a campsite where a pair of cabooses are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We came to Durbin just to ride the train, the Durbin Rocket. Not sure if they changed the route after the accident a few years ago, (I had heard the train traveled up the mountain) but it was basically an hour of riding beside the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank FrequentFlier798969
Reviewed August 6, 2018

rode the durbin rocket in july,2018,,great train ride for the ticket price,,follows a beautiful river,,we saw deer along the ride,,one of the most beautiful rides in wv and loved the steam engine,,make sure you stop by the rails and trails store too,,they have some great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank autom1878
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The Climax (piston configuration) Locomotive (1 of only 3 running anywhere) and the olde time cars make this train interesting, but the views are not especially interesting compared to many excursion railroads throughout the United States. We had a most interesting conversation with one traveling...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank N1TP
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We enjoyed our time at the Durbin Valley Railroad. The staff was friendly and helpful with information. The ride was informative and fun. The little town of Durbin is a step back in time. The stores that are open are very nice, but it has...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Wade S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Fun trip -- conductor was quite informative and the scenery was beautiful. There is something very satisfying about riding behind a steam locomotive and hearing the train whistle sound. Next time, I want to stay overnight in one of the "camping cabooses"! By the way,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sue P
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We rode this train and Cass on the same day. My husband I both agreed hands down Durbin was the best. The conductor interacted with everyone and was great with kids. He let the kids check out the engine and pull the whistle. A farm...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vicki07
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We have rode the Salamander (new one), Cass, and the Durbin Rocket. This review is for the Durbin Rocket being the most recent ride my boy and I took. Short but sweet, I think this would be a great ride in the fall. Not much...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 3, 2018|
Response from Harold W | Reviewed this property |
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July 19, 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.
September 17, 2016|
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