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Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad

315 Railroad Ave, Elkins Depot, Elkins, WV 26241-3883
+1 304-636-9477
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Nice ride

Paid extra for the parlor car. Really not worth the extra money. Sandwiches for lunch. By the time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
71182sac
via mobile
Great experience

We’ve taken 2 train trips so far and have more planned. Very cool thing to do. One had a small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WorldTravelingJW
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Salem, West Virginia
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“parlor car” (81 reviews)
“cookies” (27 reviews)
“cheat river” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
315 Railroad Ave, Elkins Depot, Elkins, WV 26241-3883
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+1 304-636-9477
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Paid extra for the parlor car. Really not worth the extra money. Sandwiches for lunch. By the time we got to the buffet there was no meat left. I ended up having a few pieces of fruit. As for the car itself, it was furnished...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve taken 2 train trips so far and have more planned. Very cool thing to do. One had a small buffet of cold sandwich foods. Highly recommend this activity.

Thank WorldTravelingJW
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for our 4th trip on the Heisler 6 at Durbin today. My son is autistic and LOVES trains, especially this one. The fireman, Justin, and the engineer (sorry we didn’t get his name) were so very kind to my son. They talked trains...More

Thank LB110805
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the scenic dinner train from Elkins. Very scenic, relaxing, staff were great and the dinner was over the top. We were matched with people our age that we found lots of things to chat about. Staff were friendly, helpful ... all was good....More

1  Thank justme4844
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going back in time and into the forest. The journey was relaxing and a great way to spend a day with good friends. Seeing the forest via the train is so different than whizzing past on the interstate. You can enjoy the river, the rocks,...More

1  Thank MTpob
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

The Good - Pretty scenery, relaxing ride, friendly staff, and nice lunch. Denny was the highlight of the trip. Without his commentary (and comedy) you would miss a whole lot because you wouldn't know what to look for. The lunch was nice - basically make...More

Thank SnMMcD
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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I decided to take the rail trip drawing our weekend getaway. It rained most of the trip but I love the trains in the area.

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

A fun filled ride on a train. Everyone's dream. Very scenic and the falls were breath taking. Everyone should go back in time and ride this train.

Thank chubbyangel51
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Highly recommended! If you do take the trip, upgrade to the Parlor Car. The seating arrangements, food and service are well worth it!

2  Thank SSBN635
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

The four hour train ride in the parlor car to the High Falls was indeed a pleasurable trip. Wanted to catch the fall foliage but mother nature didn't cooperate as summer had been too warm and dry. Still the scenic trip was still very enjoyable....More

2  Thank Dennis R
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Jpteacher1
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Sylvia R | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, no problem. You may not get down steps to some falls attractions but the train rides should be good.
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BonnieInPA
October 18, 2016|
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Response from DRAMExpert2014 | Reviewed this property |
I'll answer as best I can. I tried to upgrade to the Parlor Car on the day of our trip, but it was full. But the "regular" car where our seats were had a few empty seats on both sides, including window seats. Seat... More
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