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Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

New Tygart Flyer - Cheat Mountain Salamander - Durbin Rocket

Explore wild, wonderful West Virginia from an entirely new perspective aboard any one of our four unique trains! From April to December, the surrounding mountains and valleys come alive with the welcoming wail of whistles from beautifully refurbished and historic locomotives that depart both Elkins and Durbin depots. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad offers Five Mountain Rail Adventures, each with its own unique journey, into some of the best scenery this side of the Rockies! Our unique collection of trains roll through a potpourri of West Virginia mountain wilderness areas!

Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad

West Virginia tourist railroad

The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad operates a series of tourist excursion trains in north central West Virginia. Operated in conjunction with the shortline hauler West Virginia Central, both lines utilize a series of former Western Maryland subdivisions (later CSX) that are now owned by the State of West Virginia. Tourist train operations include: the New Tygart Flyer, the Cheat Mountain Salamander, and Mountain Explorer Dinner trains, all based out of Eklins; the Durbin Rocket, a steam Climax-powered short ride based out of Durbin; and more recently, the Cass Scenic Railroad based in Cass and formerly operated for years by the state park system of West Virginia. Elkins-based mainline trips are powered by first-generation EMD locomotives serviced and stored at WVC shops in Belington.

See also our complete West Virginia Central Railroad shortline collection

DGVR system map / web

See more locomotive roster shots in our West Virginia Central Railroad shortline collection

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This page was updated on 2016-10-04