(Departs Durbin, WV Depot)

Camping in First Class Comfort!

We’ve refurbished 2 original Wabash RR cabooses into comfortable efficiency suites on rails!

Your overnight package includes a round-trip fare on the DURBIN ROCKET steam train ride, where you will be “cast away” at one of two remote settings. Located several miles from the nearest encroachment of the modern world, this secluded wilderness setting 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. At the end of your stay the train will pull your caboose car back to Durbin where you will be treated to your first glimpse of civilization!

Each CASTAWAY CABOOSE has room for up to six adults and includes a refrigerator, range, heat, linens, towels, utensils, DVD player, full-size shower, and restroom. They depart and arrive from the Depot in Durbin on the regular schedule of the DURBIN ROCKET train, so plan accordingly. A personal load of firewood will be provided for your campfire. No cell phone service is available.

Please call 877-686-7245 for availability and reservations.

List of Supplies Included on Each Caboose (bring your own food/clothing):
Towels/Wash Clothes (Bring your own towels for swimming)

Bed Linens
Toilet Paper
6 Folding Chairs
Gas Grill & Gas
Bottled Water
Lantern & Lamp Oil
Starter Sticks
Paper Towels
Plates, Glasses, Cups, etc.
All Kitchen utensils
Dish Clothes/Towels
Pots and Pans
Large Bowls
Extra Chairs/Table
Laundry Bag
Allergy medicine, snake bite kit & aspirin
Sugar, splenda, flour
Tea Bags and Hot Cocoa
Regular or Decaf Coffee (perk and instant)
TV/DVD Player

2016 Castaway Caboose Pricing & Schedule

Note: The Castaway Cabooses depart only on the 2:30 PM run of the Durbin Rocket, departing out of Durbin, WV.

2016 Castaway Caboose Schedule

Caboose pick-ups are made during the Rocket’s 10:00 AM run (usually around 10:45-11:00 AM).  See train schedule for the Durbin Rocket.


2016 Castaway Caboose Rates

1st night up to 4 people $275

2nd night up to 4 people $190

3rd night up to 4 people $150

Additional Occupants $30

* Rates, times, dates are subject to change.

Boarding Location:
Durbin Depot
Durbin, WV 26264

38°32 50 N 79°49 41 W


Please note there is NO cell phone service. Pets and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Schedule is determined by Durbin Rocket departures.

Cancellation Policy: If cancellation is made within 2 weeks prior to departure date, full price will be charged with no refund. If notice of cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of departure date, a 15% service fee will be charged to any refund. Gift certificates and rescheduling are options.


Paid advance reservations are recommended to guarantee seating

TO RESERVE BY PHONE – 877-686-7245

Call Monday – Friday – 9AM – 5PM

Group Seating: Every effort will be made to seat groups as close together as possible on the train. Please let us know your needs prior to boarding.
Boarding: Durbin boarding area is adjacent to the depot in Downtown Durbin, WV. FREE PARKING is located in the gravel lot next to the depot. Passengers must be checked in at the Rail & Trail Store located at 4759 Staunton Parkersburg TNPK, Durbin, WV 26264. Restrooms are available inside the depot.
IMPORTANT INFO: If you have a reservation, your eTicket will be scanned as you board the train. You may also purchase tickets at the ticket window. If you forget your eTicket, we can print them for you.
Cancellation Policy: If cancellations are made within 48 hours prior to boarding, there will be no refund. If notice of cancellation is made before 48 hours before departure, a 10% cancellation will be charged to any refund. You may reschedule at any time with no charges for a trip in the 2016 season. Gift certificates can be issued for the full amount of the reservation at any time.

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