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Two new events come to DGVR in 2019

ELKINS, W.Va. — As the 2019 train season ramps up in April 2019, there are two new venues to keep an eye on this year. First, the Alpine School of Virtue & Magic will take place in Elkins April 20 onboard the Mystic Flyer. This multi-venue attraction begins at the Elkins Depot with an enchanted […]

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DGVR launches restoration page for enthusiasts

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad (DGVR) is launching a new page for followers to stay up to date on locomotive and equipment restorations as well as the Durbin-Cass track rehabilitation project. The Our Legacy page is in the process of being updated with projects taking place at both Cass and Belington. […]

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DGVR moving forward on Cass to Durbin rehabilitation

DURBIN, W.Va. — Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad crews continue making progress in reconnecting the former Chesapeake & Ohio Greenbrier River line between Cass and Durbin. Track crews have spent much of the late spring and early summer months clearing the right-of-way, improving the roadbed, and installing crossties from near Milepost 88 at Hosterman south […]

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DGVR debuts Cass Scenic Railroad Facebook page

CASS, W.Va. — The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad is debuting a Facebook page specific to the fans of its Cass Scenic Railroad. On July 18, DGVR unveiled a Cass Scenic Railroad Facebook page to better connect with customers and fans of the steam-dominant railroad. The page will provide followers with excursion information on trains […]

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DGVR, West Virginia authors to gather for Lil’ Leroi children’s book celebration

DURBIN, W.Va. — Representatives from the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad will gather with West Virginia children’s book author Julia Elbon, local leaders, and families in Durbin on Saturday, June 23rdto celebrate Elbon’s railroad-themed children’s book series: Lil’ Leroi. The celebration coincides with the 1936-built diesel locomotive’s birthday. Elbon, a West Virginia native and author, […]

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West Virginia Adventure by Rails via the Cass scenic railroad and new Tygart Flyer. Experience Elkins WV and cass scenic railroad state park as an adventure.

West Virginia Adventure by Rails

Let the train do the work as you explore the natural beauty and history of Elkins, Cass and more By Elizabeth Griffith With a steady sway punctuated by the rumble of old tracks and enunciated, every so often, by the long blow of the conductor’s whistle, the locomotive tugs deeper into the Monongahela National Forest. [...]

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West Virginia Adventure by Rails via the Cass scenic railroad and new Tygart Flyer. Experience Elkins WV and cass scenic railroad state park as an adventure.

USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2016

Cass Scenic Railroad – Between Cass and Bald Knob, W.V. 10Best readers voted this historic locomotive to the #3 spot Sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination. Such is the case for passengers who step aboard these 10 American trains – voted as the best in the U.S. by 10Best readers from a […]

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Berkley Register-Herald – Cass Scenic Rail Riders Urged to Make Fall Reservations

Cass Scenic Railroad officials are advising potential visitors planning to ride the Whittaker Station or Bald Knob excursions this fall season to plan ahead and reserve seats online. Now operated by the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, the Cass Scenic Railroad is one of many Mountain Rail Adventures that offers visitors and residents wanting to […]

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Trains Magazine – What’s happening at the Cass Scenic Railroad?

The Cass Scenic Railroad operating season is more than 80 percent complete under its first year of operation by the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad (DGVR). The operation of Cass has expanded DGVR’s Mountain Rail Adventure portfolio to now include the four tourist train destinations of Elkins, Cheat Bridge, Durbin, and Cass. In addition to […]

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Northern Virginia Magazine – Family Travel: West Virginia Mountain Rail Adventures

By Micaela Williamson The Potomac Highlands of West Virginia are a testament to the state’s wild heart. With diverse forests, rushing streams and huge rock formations, the area is an unparalleled destination for scenic adventures. There is perhaps no better way to take in the scenery than a unique trip with West Virginia Mountain Rail […]

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