Castaway Caboose Overnights

from/per person $330
  • Regular Trains (Shown on Home Pg)
  • Durbin Depot
  • Multiple Days
  • Overnight
  • Steam

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Bookings for 2022 will go on sale in late January 2022.

Castaway Caboose departures are at 2:00 PM

Castaway Caboose pick-ups are at 11:00 AM

Please note: The railroad reserves the right to alter locomotive power (steam or diesel) for the Caboose depending on dropoff/pickup dates (for example, a diesel engine may drop off your Caboose on the day of your departure, and a steam train may pick you up on the day of your return, or vice versa).


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!

Trip Summary

Your overnight package includes a round-trip river 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 six people 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, WV. 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 questions.


We offer a multi-night discounts.

List of Supplies Included on Each Caboose (bring your own food/clothing):

Towels/Wash Clothes (Bring your own towels for swimming)

  • Bed Linens
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Toilet Paper
  • Kleenex
  • 6 Folding Chairs
  • Gas Grill & Gas
  • Bottled Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Plates, Glasses, Cups, etc.
  • All Kitchen utensils
  • Dish Clothes/Towels
  • Pots and Pans
  • Large Bowls
  • Laundry Bag
  • Soap
  • First Aid Kit
  • Allergy medicine, snake bite kit & aspirin
  • Sugar, splenda, flour
  • Tea Bags and Hot Cocoa
  • Regular or Decaf Coffee (perk and instant)
  • TV/DVD Player
  • USB Port

Pricing Castaway Caboose
(Multi-night Discounts Available)

Regular Rates Weekend Fall Rates
Length of Stay/Occupants Cost Cost
1st night (1-6 people) $330.00 N/A
2nd night (1-6 people) $260.00 N/A
3rd/Add night (1-6 people) $190.00 N/A

* Taxes/fees not included. Rates, times, dates are subject to change. Nightly rate is the same whether you have 1 or 6 people in your party. Maximum amount of stay is 5 nights.*

Please note there is NO cell phone service. Pets, smoking, and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Paid advance reservations are required for this excursion. Reservation must be paid in full at time of booking. Plan to arrive at 1:00pm to load your gear on the Caboose, as the train will pull out of the station promptly at 2:00 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.

Paid advance reservations are required!


To Reserve by Phone – 304-636-9477

Call Monday – Friday – 9AM – 5PM.

Cancellation Policy*: If notice of cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of departure date, we will be able to issue you an 85% monetary refund. If cancellation is requested within 2 weeks of your departure date, full price will be charged with no monetary refund available, though we would be to reschedule your booking for another date in the current season (if available) or issue you a voucher for the full amount paid that will be good as payment towards a future booking and will carry an expiration date of 2 years.


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