From an open-air, steam-powered excursion on the DURBIN ROCKET and overnight camping adventure in a CASTAWAY CABOOSE to an all-day epic rail adventure on the CHEAT MOUNTAIN SALAMANDER or climate-controlled comfort and dining on the NEW TYGART FLYER and MOUNTAIN EXPLORER DINNER TRAIN, We offer exciting rail adventures for all ages!

General Information

The Durbin Rocket is wheelchair accessible. Due to Federal regulations and the historic nature of our equipment, some of our trains are not handicap accessible.  We will make every effort to assist those in need. Call for additional information.

Stops are made by all trains at scenic areas that require negotiating steps and ramps for access from the train. Comfortable walking shoes work best. For personal safety, individuals who are not in good health or with physical difficulties are advised to remain on-board the trains at these locations. Patrons choosing to detrain do so at their own risk. The Railroad will not be responsible for injuries received while not on-board the trains. No smoking is permitted on the trains. Passengers are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on the trains.  No pets are allowed on any of our trains, except for ADA certified service animals.


Train travel and fine dining have been one of the great pleasures enjoyed by previous generations of Americans. As faster modes of transportation evolved, the magnificent long-distance passenger trains began to disappear, thus bringing to a close the era of dining car service … more


This ride features two separate mountain grades, an “S” curve tunnel, passage into a 1,500 feet deep canyon with steep, densely forested slopes, and a high bridge over the rushing Shavers Fork of the Cheat River … more


Travel into the high country spruce forests of legendary Cheat Mountain on the most distinctive rail excursion in the Eastern United States. Named in honor of the little endangered creature whose sole habitat is the river of the same name … some of the wildest mountain wilderness you will ever experience … more


In historic Durbin, you have the opportunity to ride & experience the sights and sounds of one of the rarest steam locomotives in existence. The DURBIN ROCKET Excursion Train is powered by a rare steam locomotive; Old #3 is one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives on earth … more


Your overnight package includes a round-trip fare on the DURBIN ROCKET steam train ride, where you will be “cast away” at the remote Hevener Station picnic area. Along the beautiful Greenbrier River is where you will spend the evening with only the rushing waters of the river to break the quiet of the night … more

Polar Express


“Well, are you coming?” asks the Conductor.
“Where?” asks the Boy.
“Why, to the North Pole, of course. This is The Polar Express!”
Just as in the popular book and Christmas movie, children will delight in storytelling and hot chocolate while on their journey to a wondrously lighted North Pole village and a visit with Santa. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas, and each child will receive a special gift! … more

Activity ID: 1009203 Activity Name: Mountain Rail - Homepage Activity Group Name: CEOC-WVSp12