Castaway Caboose Departures
Castaway 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 Here.
Visit Durbin and drift away in complete solitude onboard the Castaway Caboose! We’ve restored two original Wabash Railroad cabooses into comfortable efficiency suites on rails! Note that there are two different overnight cabooses that depart from two different locations, one departs from Cass Depot and the other from Durbin Depot.
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 four 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 304-636-9477 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)
|Regular Rates||Saturday Fall Rates
(Sept 16th, 23rd, & 30th and Oct 7th, 14th & 21st)
|Length of Stay/Occupants||Cost||Cost|
|1st night up to 6 people||$330.00||N/A|
|2nd night up to 6 people||$225.00||N/A|
|3rd night up to 6 people||$190.00||N/A|
* Rates, times, dates are subject to change.
Please note there is NO cell phone service. Pets and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Schedule is determined by Durbin Rocket departures.
To Reserve by Phone – 304-636-9477
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.
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: Paid advance reservations are required for this excursion. Reservation must be paid in full at time of booking. Plan to arrive at 1:30pm to load your gear on the Caboose, as the train will pull out of the station promptly at 2:30 pm. Please remember Durbin is in the mountains and driving time is a little slower. Check-in location is the Rail & Trail Store, 4759 Staunton Parkersburg TNPK, Durbin, WV 26264. If cancellation is made less than 2 weeks prior of departure date, full price will be charged with no refund available. If notice of cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of departure date, a 15% service fee will be charged. No pets, smoking or alcoholic beverages permitted on board the caboose.
Paid advance reservations are required!