West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures

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! Choose to chug alongside a clean, mountain river, and take in the sights of rolling meadows of wildflowers and the sounds of a genuine steam locomotive. Or… climb to over 4,000 feet in elevation in a powerful diesel, burrow under the mighty Cheat Mountain (via an 1,800 foot tunnel featuring an “S” curve of the track inside), and negotiate the two sharpest mainline railroad curves in the U.S.!



For a great overview of all our Mountain Rail Adventures produced by PBS’s Great Scenic Railway Journeys! Click here!

Choose Your Mountain Rail Adventure!

We offer a first-hand look at the natural wonder that makes West Virginia a truly wild and wonderful vacation destination! Choose your Mountain Rail Adventure:

• Wilderness excursions on the 1920 vintage Cheat Mountain Salamander or the smooth, climate-controlled New Tygart Flyer.

• Riverside jaunts in open air cars behind a rare steam locomotive on the Durbin Rocket. (DEPARTS DURBIN, WV)

• Stay overnight in the Castaway Caboose – the ultimate riverside camping experience in the wilderness!

• For just the two of you, reserve an evening on the Mountain Explorer Dinner Train.

• Experience a Holiday like none other aboard the THE POLAR EXPRESS™

So pack your bags and take that step back in time – to a time lived leisurely and family mattered most! Ride the Rails and have the time of your life.

Photo Contest

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