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Greenbrier Express Winter Special

Unspoiled River Views - Railfan’s Dream!

Quick Details


  • This train in not wheelchair/handicap accessible.
  • Restrooms are available onboard.
  • The Greenbrier Express features enclosed, heated passenger cars.


CASS, WV 24927

Cold Cut Lunch Included Per Ticket
Adult Ages 12-64
Senior Ages 65+
Military/Veteran With Valid ID
Child Ages 4-11
Infant Ages 3 & Under - FREE BUT TICKET REQUIRED

All aboard the Greenbrier Express train in Cass, WV!

The Greenbrier Express (GBX) train departs from the restored, historically important town of Cass and closely follows the clear, free-flowing Greenbrier River to the small mountain village of Durbin. On arrival in Durbin, all ticket holders will be served lunch at a pre-determined location either on your train car, in the depot, or at one of the restaurants on Main Street adjacent to the depot. The ride upriver to Durbin passes through a secluded wilderness portion of the 950,000-acre Monongahela National Forest featuring beautiful scenes of forested mountains at each turn of the river. Sightings of Deer, River Otters, Eagles, Hawks, and other species of birds are common.

The original 95-mile section of this railroad was first constructed in 1902 by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway with an eye toward timber resource development. It continued serving that purpose until rail traffic declined and most of the line was abandoned in 1978. Today’s trip takes you on the northernmost 15-mile portion that was purchased by the West Virginia State Rail Authority. Unfortunately, a catastrophic flood in 1985 washed out major portions of this line. Thanks to a private/public initiative between the WV State Rail Authority and Durbin & Greenbrier Valley RR, the track has been reconstructed and now offers a new and different option to visitors at the iconic Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.