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All Aboard: Enjoy Randolph County’s train excursion – to Tygart Junction!

Step on this vintage, all-enclosed diesel engine for a scenic ride you won’t soon forget. If you’re looking for a relaxing way to unwind this winter, the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad has got you covered.

Learn more by reading below:

Elkins-Randolph County Tourism: What can those who purchase tickets expect on this trip?
DGVR: This scenic, four-hour train ride meanders through remote parts of West Virginia alongside the winding Tygart Valley River, past raging rapids, large boulders, and the picturesque Wilmoth Falls.

On the trip to Tygart Junction, enjoy a cold-cut lunch, included in the ticket price. This is the ride for you if you’re looking for comfort and spectacular river views on a vintage train!

Elkins-Randolph County Tourism: Where does the train depart?
DGVR: You’ll pick up this trip from the Historic Elkins Depot at 315 Railroad Ave, Elkins, West Virginia. There is plenty of parking next to the Elkins Depot, marked with yellow signs.

Elkins-Randolph County Tourism: When are the train excursions?
DGVR: This winter train ride will operate on Saturdays and Sundays beginning January 13th through March 17th! The train departs at 11am, with trips boarding at 10:45am. It is recommended to arrive at the depot no later than 10:30am. If passengers have access to their tickets via a mobile device or in printed form, that is preferred and does not require checking in prior to boarding. If passengers need their tickets printed, our ticket window generally opens between 10:00-10:15am.

Elkins-Randolph County Tourism: How much are tickets?
DGVR:  Prices are as follows:

Parlor Service (Flat Rate Per Adult – Age 12+ ONLY) – $96
Regular Service Adults (Ages 12-64) – $81
Regular Service Seniors (Ages 65+) – $79
Regular Service Military/Veteran (With Valid ID) – $77
Regular Service Children Ages 4-11 – $61
Regular Service Infants (Age 3 & Under) – FREE BUT TICKET REQUIRED

*Prices do not include taxes/booking fees*

Elkins-Randolph County Tourism: Is there a VIP experience available?
DGVR: Yes! Enjoy extra legroom and adult beverages by upgrading to our Parlor Car service. 

Be aware! The Parlor Car sells out fast, so make sure to book your tickets once you decide on a date.

Elkins-Randolph County Tourism: Is there anything else passengers should know?
DGVR: Give yourself time before or after your trip to shop for souvenirs and gifts to take home. The Rail and Trail Store is located inside the Elkins Depot and has a variety of unique items, including apparel, pins, mugs, kids’ toys, and more!

Elkins-Randolph County Tourism: Will this special excursion be offered again?
DGVR: We’re hoping this goes well and we can offer it in the future – no promises, though. Book your tickets today!

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to unwind and venture this winter – book your tickets NOW! Book Now.

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