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“Beautiful trip to take in the fall!”

Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad
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Cheat Mountain Salamander Train Excursion in West Virginia
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Durbin
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Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Pueblo, Colorado
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461 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Beautiful trip to take in the fall!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

This steam engine is wonderful example of our past history. The ride travels along the river and you have awesome views of the gorgeous scenery. We had a perfect fall day with the bluest skies and great foliage. One thing to note there is no cell service in this county quite fascinating for those of us attached to technology. Also very limited choices for dining after you ride the train. There was a small tavern across the street from the railroad which had recently opened the folks there were wonderful and we had a great lunch and good conversation.

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Orange, Virginia
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162 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Fun little trip aboard the Durbin Rocket”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Day 2 of our railroad mini-vacation (we rode the Cass the day before) saw us in Durbin for a ride aboard the Durbin Rocket - the fastest train in Durbin - and the only one! At the stately pace of about 7 mph, the train runs along the side of the Greenbrier River and the scenery, while not as dramatic as a trip up the mountains, is lovely.

The crew was delightful and clearly they enjoy their work - even at the tail end of their running season. This is a short, two hour trip and a treat with authentic old cars, including a caboose that one can tour and/or ride in for the trip (if you don't care for smoke and cinders).

Oh, and be sure to get a cone at the store where the tickets are sold - the ice cream is delicious!

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Awesome old steam engine takes you on a voyage along a beautiful stream. They even have overnight cabooses that you can stay in.

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Washington, DC
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Scenic ride with fall colors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Early October is a beautiful time to take this ride along a scenic valley. The completely open car behind the steam engine got too many ashes for me. There is also a fully enclosed car that used to belong to the Postal Service for mail sorting, and a open car that has a roof to protect from the ashes. Get an ice cream cone after the trip across the road in the ticket shop.

Visited October 2012
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Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

The Cheat Mountain Salamander train excursion is great. While the trip has been shortened due to stream restoration work through 2013, it is still a great ride. The scenery is great and the stops for photos are great. A very picturesque trip especially when the autumn leaves are alive with color.

Visited September 2012
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