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Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad

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4759 Staunton Parkersburg TNPK, Durbin, WV 26264
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A short but great train ride (it's steam!)

Not much around the town of Durbin, but the train ride is worth it. Train crew very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tanya S
Hidden Gem in a Town that Time passed by

The Durbin Rocket follows the Greenbriar River for about 5 miles and comes back. Also offers... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Ward D
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“durbin rocket” (34 reviews)
“steam engine” (16 reviews)
“the river” (18 reviews)
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4759 Staunton Parkersburg TNPK, Durbin, WV 26264
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much around the town of Durbin, but the train ride is worth it. Train crew very knowledgeable, personable and friendly. We arrived at the last minute and they got us on board.

Thank Tanya S
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

The Durbin Rocket follows the Greenbriar River for about 5 miles and comes back. Also offers Caboose Adventure stays. Now part of Mountain Rail Adventures, the plan is to combine with the Cass Scenic railroad which already links to the other scenic railroad in the...More

Thank Ward D
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Reviewed October 31, 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

1  Thank SudieQue
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Reviewed October 11, 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

1  Thank LindaM173
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Reviewed October 3, 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.

2  Thank Ray H
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Reviewed October 2, 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 September 29, 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 September 1, 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 August 15, 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

1  Thank travelbug19902016
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Reviewed July 29, 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

6  Thank Markus122017
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slb4409g
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Ward D | Reviewed this property |
Best to check the website and call Mountain Rail
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lapcat1958
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.
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DRAMExpert2014
September 17, 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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