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Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“parlor car”(85 reviews)
“cookies”(26 reviews)
“high falls”(30 reviews)
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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315 Railroad Ave, Elkins Depot, Elkins, WV 26241-3883
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The lunch was a simple buffet with sandwiches. The seating was at tables and was a nice way to chat with other visitors. While I thought it would go to a higher elevation, it did "turn around" at a scenic waterfall.

Thank cen811
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We rode the Tygart Flyer on Oct 16, 2012. We were in the parlor car and that made it a very plesent trip. Spend the extra and take the parlor car! For the age of the equipment is is well cared for. The scenery is...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Saw the fall colors in the 1st week of October. Very scenic trip up to a small water falls, then same route back. Recommend paying a little more for the better view in the parlor car. Lunch was sandwiches, cold slaw, cut fruit, chips, pie...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

This was a train ride we enjoyed very much. Beautiful scenery and the Cheat River was interesting. Enjoyed the day, will return next year. The staff is wonderful and very helpful

Thank VOBR
Reviewed October 2, 2012

The New Tygart Flyer train ride was on the boring side. I think that is because you are in enclosed cars. You can go to the open “window” between a couple of the cars which was much more enjoyable and good for picture taking. But...More

1  Thank OffAgain22
Reviewed September 24, 2012

My husband and I had been talking about doing this train trip for a few years. We're so glad we went and have actually began making arrangements for our next trip. We arrived a bit early and was there when the train pulled into the...More

1  Thank jamieleighwv
Reviewed September 10, 2012

These are restored World War 2 era trains. The car that I was in was acually used for troop transport in the war! The car was used to transport troops to bases. Yes, the cars are little rough riding and the accomadations are similar to...More

2  Thank THINGS2LIVE4
Reviewed August 16, 2012

The trip was wondrful and the scenery was just as nice. The Cheat Falls were something else. My husband and I had Parlor Car tickets which enabled us to have a simple lunch and dessert which was included with the price of the ticket. I...More

3  Thank gpigmom
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We rode the New Tygart Flyer and enjoyed it very much. It was a 4 hour round trip and the train goes through an "s" tunnel. Soon after leaving Elkins the train goes to the area where there are few roads. It pretty much follows...More

1  Thank TheChief_Theboss
Reviewed July 9, 2012

It was a great train ride & lunch was very appetizing.

2  Thank linda s
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ED G
September 20, 2018|
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Response from Vicki T | Reviewed this property |
From Elkins Depot it says no in their rules, however I don’t remember them being very strict. I think I took a water bottle. I went on one that served lunch and that began very shortly after our trip began!
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wvwriter007
August 20, 2018|
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Response from MTpob | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are restrooms.
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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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