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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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Great train ride in the Fall

We took the Tygart Flyer in early October hoping to see some color in the mountains. We were not... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2011
karensSouthernIN
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Southern IN
Train Ride

We made our reservations a day or two in advance and the tickets were already printed at the ticket... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2011
pensfan7187
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Pittsburgh, PA
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“parlor car” (80 reviews)
“cookies” (26 reviews)
“high falls” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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315 Railroad Ave, Elkins Depot, Elkins, WV 26241-3883
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+1 304-636-9477
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We took the Tygart Flyer in early October hoping to see some color in the mountains. We were not disappointed. First, we had paid a little extra for the Parlor car and it was definitely worth it. We had the table in the back corner...More

7  Thank karensSouthernIN
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

We made our reservations a day or two in advance and the tickets were already printed at the ticket office at the train depot. The depot has many unique gifts and also free literature for all of the attractions in the area. We were informed...More

18  Thank pensfan7187
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

This is a four hour trip through the mountains with a stop at the water fall on the Cheat River. Definitely recommend the upgrade to the Parlor Car- well worth the extra few dollars for better viewing, sit down table service for lunch, and free...More

8  Thank Walter53
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

We were in the car where a lunch was provided and it was well worth the extra expense compared to the regular cars. Tables and chairs were placed to provide the maximum view with every table along the side of the train, by the windows....More

10  Thank GPM-Ohio
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

We took the New Tygart Flyer trip on July 28th, 2011. We were all excited about the trip but soon became disappointed because it was more than an hour into the trip before they put out the lunch buffet. The train was slow-moving, but it...More

9  Thank sjbeacham316
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

rode in regular passenger car we had to travel to backoff train to fix our own meal while traveling ,car swaying and brakes applied older people and small children had to carry their drinks and plates of food back to their car and seat themselves,...More

11  Thank srowe04
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

My husband and I took the parlor car trip on Oct.24,2010. Beautiful sunny day which certainly added to an enjoyable trip. We both agreed the price was reasonable for the trip, the lunch which included our choice of sandwich from a selection of five or...More

14  Thank clanmac9742
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

We signed up for this trip April 2nd and at 4:30a.m (the morning of the trip) we received a call that the train company switched cars for our trip and they had to eliminate 2 people. . that was us. We were walking the door...More

6  Thank Neveragain032
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Reviewed 5 July 2009

We took the Dinner train from Elkins to the High Falls on the Fourth of July. There were only the diners in the dining car on the train; the other three passenger cars on the train were empty. The trip up to the High Falls...More

9  Thank jeff2362
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Reviewed 14 August 2008

We were also on the 8th of August trip and the things that stood out for me were the fact that the train, although being powered by two locomotives, never seemed to get above 12mph. The scenery was unvaried, although this was a diversion from...More

3  Thank Matt_S_S
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BonnieInPA
18 October 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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Larry O
16 December 2015|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
Call 1-877-686-7245. I seriously doubt if you'll be able to get a ticket at this late date though!
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