Preserved Climax locomotive No. 3 of the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad.

(Donnie Nunley from Boones Mill, Virginia, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons)



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), as well as the Shenandoah Valley Railroad in Virginia.

Beginning in 2015, DGVR began 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.



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 or Heisler geared logging locomotive, operates from Durbin.
  • The Cheat Mountain Salamander which operates out of Elkins.
  • The Mountain Explorer Dinner Train which also leaves from Elkins.
  • The Cass Scenic Railroad which operates from Cass. Three CSR trains are offered - one to Whittaker Station (daily); one to Bald Knob (daily) and one to Spruce (special schedule).



Headquarters: Elkins, West Virginia
Reporting mark: DGVR
Locale: West Virginia
Dates of operation: 1997–present
Track gauge: 4 ft 8+1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

Phone: 1-304-636-9477
Address: 315 Railroad Ave, Elkins, WV 26241