The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad offers Mountain Rail Adventures in some of West Virginia’s most rural mountain regions. Experience the wilderness from on board one of our historic, fun-filled train adventures. Whether you’re hiking along the High Falls of the Cheat after de-training from the Elkins-based New Tygart Flyer or learning about 20th century logging on the Cass Scenic Railroad, we have the pefect student group opportunities for you.
Each April through December, our Mountain Rail Adventures take thousands of visitors to some of the highest and most remote mountain regions in all of West Virginia – some of which are accesible only by rail. During your adventure, you will learn about West Virginia’s railroading history, some of the native wildlife and other cool facts that make the highlands of West Virginia a unique destination for people of all ages.
If you visit our Cass Scenic Railroad, you’ll have the opportunity to see the largest collection of coal-fired ‘Shay’ steam locomotives in the entire world. You’ll also be able to see remains of the former logging community, including an entire town of former logging houses and other historic buildings.
Enjoy a shorter, two-hour ride on the Durbin Rocket along the Greenbrier River in rural Pocahontas County. This train ride is a local favorite and one of the most scenic excursions in our portfolio.
Combine your visit with other local attractions and enjoy on-train narration, fun activities and meals served on-board the train. These trips are perfect for first-time visitors to West Virginia or returning guests.
Overnight packages are available, as well as other unique opportunities that allow groups to visit our multiple destinations. Riders can even combine their visit to Elkins with Cass on board our Wild Heart Connector. This two trains, one ticket experience provides students a full tour of the railroad — with fun activities planned throughout the journey.
Whether you’re only able to visit for a couple hours or a couple of days, we will customize your trip to provide you with the most opportunities during your visit. Our historic trains depart from four locations, including Elkins, Cheat Bridge, Cass and Durbin. Take a look at our website at www.mountainrail.com to see which trains are best for you.
At the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, we strive to make your Mountain Rail Adventure an unforgettable experience and encourage all of our fans to follow along during their visit with #MountainRail and #Cass hashtags.
In 2017 we celebrate 20 years of Mountain Rail Adventures and encourage you to come along and be a part of the adventure!