THE DURBIN ROCKET

(Departs Durbin, WV Depot)

In historic Durbin, WV, 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!

This 55-ton antique was built in 1910 for the Moore-Keppel Lumber Co. in nearby Randolph County. Today you can ride in an authentic 1920-era coaches and vintage wooden cabooses behind #3 as she puffs and whistles her way along the free-flowing Greenbrier River in Northern Pocahontas County. Your ride covers 10.5 miles in 2 hours and offers many beautiful river and mountain views in the Monongahela National Forest.

Stay awhile in Durbin and visit the RAIL & TRAIL STORE on Main Street across from the Depot where you will find a large selection of souvenirs, gifts, & T-shirts, along with the famous “Big Scoop” hand-dipped ice cream cones. We invite you to share a few hours of relaxation and fun on The DURBIN ROCKET excursion train in century old Durbin, West Virginia.

Durbin Rocket

Durbin to Hevener Station Round Trip 10.5-mile (approx 2-hour) – 10:00am & 2:30pm from Durbin


2014 DATES

2014 TICKETS

2-HOUR ROUND TRIP

Adult (12-64)  $26
Departs the Durbin depot at 10:00am and 2:30pm Child (4-11)  $16
Senior (65+)  $24
 
Military  $23
 
*No additional fee for
tickets purchased at window*
Children age 3 and Under ride FREE!

Other dates may be added during the year as demand requires. Call for schedule updates.NOTE: Steam will be operated on most of the trips during the season. DGVR reserves the right to alter locomotive power at its discretion.


 

Boarding Location:

The Durbin Depot
4759 Staunton Parkersburg TNPK
Durbin, WV 26264

 
AUGUST
 Thursday through Sunday all month (9 & 10 are “Wild West” special events – see Special Trains page for more information)
SEPTEMBER
 Saturday & Sunday all month & 18, 19, 25, 26, 30
OCTOBER
 Tuesday through Sunday all month except 28 & 29
 NOVEMBER  1, 2, 8, 9
RESERVE

IMPORTANT INFO: Tickets may be picked up at the Rail & Trail Store, located across Main Street from the Durbin Depot. Same day tickets may be purchased based upon availability.

Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a restroom on the train, and restroom facilities are available prior to departure inside the Depot.

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 2014 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