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The Durbin Rocket

from/per person $45
  • Regular Trains (Shown on Home Pg)
  • 2 Hour
  • Durbin Depot
  • Great for Kids
  • Steam

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Schedule

Departs from Durbin at 10am and 2pm
Month Days Available
May 28-31 Memorial Weekend (Friday through Monday)
June Thursday through Sunday
July Thursday through Sunday
August Thursday through Sunday (8/7 & 8/8 are Wild West Special Event)
September 1-12 Saturday & Sunday plus 9/3 (Friday) and 9/6 (Labor Day)
September 17 - October 31 Tuesday through Sunday

Description

CATCH THE FINAL SEASON OF THE DURBIN ROCKET BEFORE THE CASS-TO-DURBIN LINE OPENS! 2021 SCHEDULE POSTED ABOVE! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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 Heisler No. 6 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 (2 hr trip)

2021 Regular Rates* 2021 Weekend Fall Rates*
Fall weekend rates begin Friday-Sept. 17
Age Group Cost Cost
Adult (12–64) $45.00 $50.00
Senior (65+) $43.00 $48.00
Military/Veteran $41.00 $46.00
Child (4–11) $25.00 $30.00
Child (3 & under) Free Free
Group (25 ppl or more) $41.00 $46.00

* Taxes/fees not included. 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.

Important Seating Note

The Durbin Rocket features open-air cars (they have roofs but are open on the sides) and general seating. Once onboard, passengers will be able to choose their own seats (first come, first served).


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, please check in a ticket window prior to boarding. If you forget your tickets, we can print them for you. Walk-up tickets may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis only. As the Durbin cars are open air, you may want to bring a jacket during cooler weather. Also, as these are steam engine trains, if anyone in your party is sensitive to loud noise, you may want to bring ear plugs on the day of your excursion.

Cancellation Policy*: If notice of cancellation is made prior to 48 hours before departure, we will be able to issue a 90% monetary refund. If cancellation is made within 48 hours before departure, there will be no monetary refund. However, you may reschedule at any time for another date in the current season. Gift certificates can also be issued for the full purchase amount at any time and will be valid for a period of two years from the issue date. Please contact a Mountain Rail WV customer service representative at 304-636-9477 to cancel or reschedule. Send all general reservation inquiries to ticketinfo@mountainrail.com.

*DUE TO COVID-19, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ALTER THIS POLICY AT ANY TIME.

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