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)


Departs from Durbin Depot at 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Month Days Available
May 6 - May 28 Saturday & Sunday - Plus May 26 (Friday)
June 1 - September 17 Thursday thru Sunday - Plus Labor Day Monday September 4
September 19 - October 22 Tuesday thru Sunday
October 26 - October 28 Thursday thru Saturday
Wild West Weekend Family Fun August 5 & 6 (additional ticket cost)


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.

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.


Regular Rates Saturday Fall Rates
(Sept 16th, 23rd, & 30th and Oct 7th, 14th & 21st)
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, dates are subject to change, including a $5 upcharge on peak Fall Saturdays. Check mtn-rail.com for more details.

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.

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.

Some dates excluded. Rates, times, dates are subject to change, including a $5 upcharge on peak Fall Saturdays.

Paid advance reservations are recommended to guarantee seating

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