Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad

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Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad logo.jpg
Engine Three at Chestnut Hollow Bend - Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad - West Virginia, USA - 16 May 2013.jpg
DGVR #3, a preserved Climax locomotive, in 2013.
Reporting mark DGVR
Locale West Virginia
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Headquarters Elkins, West Virginia
Website mountainrailwv.com

The Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad (reporting mark DGVR) is a heritage and freight railroad in the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia. It operates the West Virginia State Rail Authority-owned Durbin Railroad and West Virginia Central Railroad (reporting mark WVC),[1][2] as well as the Shenandoah Valley Railroad in Virginia.[citation needed] Beginning in 2015, D&GV will be operating the historic geared steam-powered Cass Scenic Railroad, which was previously operated by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources as part of Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.[3]

Trains[edit]

The DGVR operates five different excursion trains in West Virginia:

  • The New Tygart Flyer, which operates out of Elkins.
  • The Durbin Rocket, powered by a Climax geared logging locomotive which operates out of Durbin.
  • The Cheat Salamander which operates out of Elkins.
  • The Mountain Explorer Dinner Train which operates out of Elkins.
  • The Cass Scenic Railroad which operates out of Cass. (beginning in 2015)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ West Virginia Department of Transportation, Durbin Railroad
  2. ^ West Virginia Department of Transportation, WV Central Railroad
  3. ^ "POCAHONTAS TIMES: "State Rail Authority takes over Cass trains"". Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Durbin-Greenbrier Valley Railroad/New Tygert Flyer". Archived from the original on November 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  5. ^ "Tourist Railway review : Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad in Durbin, WEST_VIRGINIA". Archived from the original on November 24, 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 

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