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To the High Falls of the Cheat River…

On the New Tygart Flyer.   Two years ago, we traveled to West Virginia and stayed in East Fork Campground. That year we rode the Durbin Rocket. This year, we went to Elkins, West Virginia, some 40 miles north of … Continue reading

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The Durbin Rocket “In the Tunnel”

Photo of the Week Durbin Rocket, Durbin West Virginia The Durbin Rocket is a re-purposed logging steam engine that now pulls a tourist train through five miles of West Virginia countryside streaking along at about five miles per hour. The … Continue reading

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Return Trip – The Durbin Rocket

Photo of the Week The Durbin Rocket was a logging train that worked out of Durbin, West Virginia. Today, it mission is to give tourists an up-close view of the East Fork River and the experience of a smoke-puffing, cinder-showering … Continue reading

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“We Have Our Own Train Right Here!” (The Durbin Rocket)

Or, How I Discovered the Durbin Rocket The sky was bright blue with a few decorative puffy clouds. A great blue heron waded in the Greenbrier River to our left as we passed. Ahead lay a straight stretch of track. … Continue reading

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Durbin WV – A Town that Railroads Built, Left Behind, and Resurrected

Durbin, West Virginia grew up in the late 1700s in the densely forested Allegheny mountains of then western Virginia. The town is located in Pocahontas County, between the East and West Forks that form the Greenbrier River. The need to … Continue reading

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