THE DURBIN ROCKET
(Departs Durbin, WV Depot)
In century-old Durbin, the DURBIN ROCKET Excursion Train is powered by a very rare steam locomotive – Old #3, one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives on earth!
Departing the Durbin Depot April through November, this 55-ton antique was built in 1910 for the Moore-Keppel Lumber Co. in nearby Randolph County. Today you can ride in authentic 1920-era coaches and vintage wooden cabooses behind Old #3 as she puffs and whistles along the free-flowing Greenbrier River in northern Pocahontas County. The ride covers 10.5 miles in 2 hours and offers many beautiful river and mountain views in the Monongahela National Forest.
The DURBIN ROCKET is a perfect choice for families with younger children. The combination of open and closed cars give children the option of free movement through the train as she chugs her way to and from Hevener Station. An open car directly behind Old #3 offer ample opportunities to see coal being shoveled into the tender and watch as she takes in water at a watering hole along the way. Advantages for more mature riders on this signature steam-driven locomotive are the options of open-car views perfect for photo taking and sightseeing, plus closed-car comfort in the coaches and cabooses.
New this season is the Steam Shutterbug Weekend event on November 7-8, with the 3:15 pm departure time changing to 2:30 pm. Excursions will also be available on Mondays – Labor Day (9/7), September 21, 28; October 5, 12 and 19.
After your ride, 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 cone.
We invite you to share a few hours of relaxation and fun on the DURBIN ROCKET excursion train, and stay awhile to explore historic Durbin, West Virginia.
Durbin Rocket – HEVENER STATION
Departs Durbin Depot: 10:00 am & 3:15 pm
(Approx. 2 hour)
||REGULAR RATES||SATURDAY FALL RATES
September 19, 26
and October 3, 10 & 17
|Child (3 and under)
Paid advance reservations are recommended to guarantee seating.
* Durbin Rocket Special Events – RESERVE HERE
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.
IMPORTANT INFO: If you have a reservation, your eTicket will be scanned as you board the train. You may also purchase tickets at the Rail-Trail Store across the street from the Durbin Depot. If you forget your eTicket, we can print them for you at the Rail-Trail Store.
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.
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 2015 season. Gift certificates can be issued for the full amount of the reservation at any time.