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Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Durbin, WV, USA
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pghbill wrote a review Nov 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania18 contributions3 helpful votes
they have open cars, beautiful mid October Day. Fantastic scenery with the fall foliage. The conductor, who's name escapes me at the moment was entertaining & Knowledgeable about the area, the original railroad operations and the locomotives. Everyone associated with the railroad was a joy to deal with and talk to about the railroad.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jeff C wrote a review Oct 2020
Baltimore, Maryland249 contributions111 helpful votes
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We rode the Durbin rocket while on a long weekend trip. Upon arriving check-in is very easy across the street at their store. Getting on and off the train is very easy and anyone of any age can do it. It was a chilly October day so we decided to sit inside the caboose in the Cupolla area. Great great choice of seating. Shortly before the train moved they started a fire in the caboose stove which kept the area very warm the entire trip out. They also had a heater going inside one other enclosed car. When we reach the end of the line they connected to two Outkast cabooses and then the train sat for approximately 20 minutes while we looked around outside. During that time the engineer was more than friendly, more than willing to answer questions and told some very good stories, Great sales person. The trip back we stood on the open car just behind the tender, what an amazing experience! When we returned we were then again entertain by the engineer for about 15 minutes which he did not have to do. Thanks for a great trip
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Date of experience: October 2020
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xray22020 wrote a review Oct 2020
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania7 contributions
Although the Climax Engine was not there, the borrowed #6 Heisler from the Cass Railroad did a great job. It was a rainy day for our trip but that just aded to our experience on the ride, the fall colors just started to show and the natural day light just aded to my pictures. The Crew was very cordial and entertaining with knowledge of the equipment and terrain, We had lunch a cross the street from the station, and it was great. Covit 19 may have dampened the spirit just a might, but all in all if you are interested in old time travel and steam engines this visit is a must.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Richard E wrote a review Aug 2020
Mechanicsville, Maryland39 contributions3 helpful votes
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This was a pleasant train ride for young and old. The train moves pretty slow, so the grandkids and great-grandma really enjoyed this scenic ride.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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stalwartguy wrote a review Aug 2020
Columbus, Ohio17 contributions4 helpful votes
The town of Durbin is run-down, as is the Durbin Rocket train. Most people were not wearing masks and the staff did nothing to ensure or even recommend social distancing. It was apparent that nothing was sanitized either. The ride is okay for children, but incredibly boring for most adults. The only scenery is the Greenbrier River, which runs adjacent to the tracks. The engineer tried to provide a few historical facts, but it was difficult to hear him most of the time. This was definitely not worth the money or the time spent driving to and from Durbin.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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