304-636-9477

The Durbin Rocket

Staunton Parkersburg Turnpike, Durbin, WV 26264, USA
from/per person $31
  • Regular Trains
  • 2 Hour
  • Durbin Depot
  • Steam
  • Toy for Kids

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Reserve Regular Schedule Res. Fall Special (9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21)


Schedule

Departs from Durbin Depot at 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Month Days Available
May 5 to May 27 Saturday and Sunday
June 1 to August 26 Thursday thru Sunday
August 31 to September 9 Friday thru Sunday plus Labor Day Monday!
September 14 to October 27 Tuesday through Sunday
Durbin Days Shuttle Trains July 21 (special rate)
Wild West Weekend Family Fun August 5-6 (additional ticket cost)

Description

In century-old Durbin, the DURBIN ROCKET Excursion Train is powered by the unique Heisler No. 6 locomotive – a coal-fired steam engine with ties to West Virginia’s historic rail and logging industry.

Departing the Durbin Depot April through December, you can ride in authentic 1920-era coaches and vintage wooden cabooses behind Heisler No. 6 as she steams 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. This adventure is popular for kids and anyone who has an interest in railroads and history!


Trip Summary (2 hr., 10.5-mile Round-trip Excursion)

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.

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.

Learn about Lil’ Leroi, the very first engine to pull our Durbin Rocket train: www.lilleroi.com.


Price

Regular Rates Weekend Fall Rates
Fall weekend rates begin Friday-Sept. 14
Age Group Cost Cost
Adult (12–64) $31.00 $36.00
Senior (65+) $29.00 $34.00
Child (4–11) $21.00 $26.00
Child (3 & under) Free Free
Group $27.00 $32.00

* Rates, times, and dates are subject to change. Fall rates include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday excursions in mid-September through late October.

Advanced online reservations are recommended to guarantee seating.


Reservations

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: 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 2017 season. Gift certificates can be issued for the full amount of the reservation at any time.

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