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. The Cass Shops handle much of the company’s steam and passenger car projects, while Belington handles diesel locomotive repairs and passenger car projects.

In recognition of the new page launch, the railroad has provided updated information on the Cass-Durbin Connection and Middle Fork Climax No. 9. Over the next two weeks, additional projects will be added with much of the Cass Scenic Railroad and West Virginia Central fleet to be displayed on this dedicated page. The legacy page will include current information about existing and emerging projects, as well as photo events and train excursions that will allow you to see the equipment firsthand.

“At any given time, one can walk into our Cass Scenic Shop area and see five Shay locomotives, two Climax locomotives, a 2-8-0, and a countless number of historic freight and passenger cars. In Belington, you have a healthy collection of first and second generation diesels. We have a unique story to tell and this legacy page is designed to share with the World all of the exciting projects we have taking place here in West Virginia,” says Chase Gunnoe, the company’s marketing and business development manager.

The 2019 season, which begins on weekends in April, is shaping up to be one of the more monumental years for the company, as highly-anticipated projects like the Durbin-Cass connection and Middle Fork Climax No. 9 near completion.

“We have a lot to share this year and we want our website to be the dedicated, go-to source for West Virginia railway preservation,” Gunnoe adds.

The new legacy page can be accessed HERE.