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Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad - Cass Scenic Railroad

242 Main St, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cass, WV 24927-9130
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Scenic and educational

This is one of the very few places with operating Shay locomotives. Shays are all wheel drive steam... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Denny G
,
Cincinnati, Ohio
A once in a lifetime opportunity to ride a Vintage Steam Train

Bring your camera Pack a lunch. Dress for the weather. Sit back and enjoy a trip on what is listed... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
52michael
,
Benton, Pennsylvania
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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242 Main St, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cass, WV 24927-9130
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This is one of the very few places with operating Shay locomotives. Shays are all wheel drive steam locomotives built specifically for logging in mountains. It's a slow and scenic climb through an area with some very interesting history.

Thank Denny G
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Bring your camera Pack a lunch. Dress for the weather. Sit back and enjoy a trip on what is listed as one of the top 10 RR excursions in North America .

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

In the late 1970s I happened to drive through Cass and discovered the railroad. I tried to get tickets but they were sold out. I decided that I would come back and ride it "some day". Life got in the way and I didn't get...More

Thank Ed C
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Its a fun steam engine ride in an open air car. Its bench seating, so be advised, you might be more comfortable if you bring a pad for your bottom, even a small folded blanket will work. The weather conditions change up there, so if...More

Thank jondeere2017
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This trip is one of the coolest things I've ever done! Absolutely gorgeous, historical and informative. The conductor stood at the head of the train for 4 hours narrating the tour. So much information and anecdotes. The best time for fall foliage is last week...More

Thank lvelnd
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

My wife and I visited from the UK and did the return ride to Bald Knob in mid September. As a railroad enthusiast I really appreciated the rare locomotives and loved the trip. My wife found it a bit long, especially as it got chilly...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We paid in advance for this train ride which included a hobo lunch. The train ride itself was very nice and the speaker was very knowledgeable and entertaining for the trip up and down the mountain. I'd recommend bringing snacks or your own lunch as...More

Thank madeinar
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I recently had the opportunity to ride the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad in Elkins, WV. The D&GVRR operates several different trains out of Elkins and Durbin, WV. Each offers something different. The railroad maintains both steam and diesel locomotives, depending on which train you...More

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Cass offers two different trips; a shorter trip to Whittaker, and a longer ride to Bald Knob, which is the top of the mountain. This wasn't our first trip on the train, as we've been fans of Cass Scenic Railroad for years. These aren't typical...More

Thank Ray O
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great history, great ride up the mountain!! Cars are open so you can see everything! Deer are so pretty to watch

Thank GMtweety
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