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Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad

3 Main St, Durbin, WV 26264
+1 304-456-4935
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Cheat Mountain Salamander Train Excursion in West Virginia
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“durbin rocket” (30 reviews)
“steam engine” (14 reviews)
“open car” (6 reviews)
3 Main St, Durbin, WV 26264
+1 304-456-4935
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a superb experience, enriched by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who ended up singing to us and playing her flute. The scenery along the river is beautiful and stops are made so you can admire the waterfalls and the abandoned town of Spruce....More

Thank Chemteacher
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Durbin Rocket is set apart from the other railroads and is a shorter ride along the Greenbrier river (the also offer the overnight castaway caboose for a unique camping experience.) The Rocket is a true steamer that still rides the rails offering folks a...More

Thank Big_Ford_Country84
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had a great time last year, went two times with two different families and loved every minute of it. Wanting to go back this year only to be told that they now limit it to 4 people per caboose, therefore excluding any family with more...More

4  Thank a657300
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We stayed on the Castaway Caboose which is part of the Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad experience in Durbin, WV. Our stay was in September 2016. My husband and I had been looking forward to this trip for over a year. And it was so worth...More

2  Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Being out in the middle of no where was great. Just enjoying nature and peace and quite. However, if you have the first cast away spot, your peace and quite will be interrupted. Twice a day the train will come by and stop just yards...More

1  Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was not the ride I had planned for, originally. However, I am glad it was the one which was available. I waited too long to make reservations for the Bald Knob excursion, from Cass, WV. The Durbin Rocket was a 2-hour round-trip along the...More

1  Thank DragonDad
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The ten mile, 2-2.5 hr ride was as advertised. The staff were friendly and informative. The cars were quite original except for the on board toilet. The ride moved slowly along the river allowing for pictures and appreciating the scenery. The experience felt pretty much...More

Thank travelbob1
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Our grandsons were excited for their first train ride. In fact it was their dad's first train ride, too. They had the biggest smiles when the whistle would blow. One car is completely open, one enclosed, one is open but covered and then there's the...More

3  Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This was a nice way to spend a rainy morning. My daughter who is 6 loved the train and despite the rain we stayed dry in the open air car.

1  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Durbin is a small town but extremely friendly. Daily railroad trips, spectacular scenery. Short distance from Cass.

1  Thank lynn1292015
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On the Tygart Flyer, which side of the train has the best views?
18 September 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
Can you fish without license?
18 August 2016|
Response from Karla G | Reviewed this property |
For most people, a fishing license is required in West Virginia. Go to the wvfish website for details.
Are there areas to bicycle where the castaway caboose drops you?
23 February 2016|
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Response from Geocacher48 | Reviewed this property |
Swinging bridge is approximately 1-1/2 miles north of the caboose drop off.