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Durbin-Cass connection will not open until winter 2019

CASS, W.Va. — The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad (DGVR) will not open its Durbin to Cass connection until after the fall season. DGVR track crews have maintained, and at times, operated ahead of schedule on its track rehabilitation effort, however a small 40-foot bridge is in need of replacement, and that project is being […]

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Cass Scenic Railroad to finish Climax project by mid-summer

CASS, W.Va. — In less than 12 weeks, a more than decade-long project will be completed when Cass Scenic Railroad crews finish the restoration of Middle Fork Climax No. 9. Cass shop crews are expecting the arrival of the locomotive’s steam chest during the week of June 3rd. New air tanks are currently ordered and […]

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Two new events come to DGVR in 2019

ELKINS, W.Va. — As the 2019 train season ramps up in April 2019, there are two new venues to keep an eye on this year. First, the Alpine School of Virtue & Magic will take place in Elkins April 20 onboard the Mystic Flyer. This multi-venue attraction begins at the Elkins Depot with an enchanted […]

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DGVR launches restoration page for enthusiasts

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad (DGVR) is launching a new page for followers to stay up to date on locomotive and equipment restorations as well as the Durbin-Cass track rehabilitation project. The Our Legacy page is in the process of being updated with projects taking place at both Cass and Belington. […]

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DGVR moving forward on Cass to Durbin rehabilitation

DURBIN, W.Va. — Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad crews continue making progress in reconnecting the former Chesapeake & Ohio Greenbrier River line between Cass and Durbin. Track crews have spent much of the late spring and early summer months clearing the right-of-way, improving the roadbed, and installing crossties from near Milepost 88 at Hosterman south […]

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DGVR debuts Cass Scenic Railroad Facebook page

CASS, W.Va. — The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad is debuting a Facebook page specific to the fans of its Cass Scenic Railroad. On July 18, DGVR unveiled a Cass Scenic Railroad Facebook page to better connect with customers and fans of the steam-dominant railroad. The page will provide followers with excursion information on trains […]

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DGVR, West Virginia authors to gather for Lil’ Leroi children’s book celebration

DURBIN, W.Va. — Representatives from the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad will gather with West Virginia children’s book author Julia Elbon, local leaders, and families in Durbin on Saturday, June 23rdto celebrate Elbon’s railroad-themed children’s book series: Lil’ Leroi. The celebration coincides with the 1936-built diesel locomotive’s birthday. Elbon, a West Virginia native and author, […]

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West Virginia Adventure by Rails via the Cass scenic railroad and new Tygart Flyer. Experience Elkins WV and cass scenic railroad state park as an adventure.

West Virginia Adventure by Rails

Let the train do the work as you explore the natural beauty and history of Elkins, Cass and more By Elizabeth Griffith With a steady sway punctuated by the rumble of old tracks and enunciated, every so often, by the long blow of the conductor’s whistle, the locomotive tugs deeper into the Monongahela National Forest. [...]

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West Virginia Adventure by Rails via the Cass scenic railroad and new Tygart Flyer. Experience Elkins WV and cass scenic railroad state park as an adventure.

USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2016

Cass Scenic Railroad – Between Cass and Bald Knob, W.V. 10Best readers voted this historic locomotive to the #3 spot Sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination. Such is the case for passengers who step aboard these 10 American trains – voted as the best in the U.S. by 10Best readers from a […]

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Berkley Register-Herald – Cass Scenic Rail Riders Urged to Make Fall Reservations

Cass Scenic Railroad officials are advising potential visitors planning to ride the Whittaker Station or Bald Knob excursions this fall season to plan ahead and reserve seats online. Now operated by the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, the Cass Scenic Railroad is one of many Mountain Rail Adventures that offers visitors and residents wanting to […]

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