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Mountain railroad finally repaired after nearly 40 years


CASS,W.Va .– Work to repair damage to the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad from the 1985 flood has finally been finished.

The railroad company posted news of the completion to Facebook on Wednesday. The last stretch was a 15 mile section between Cass and Durbin in Pocahontas County. The completion was celebrated by a trip Wednesday aboard the historic Shay Number 5 engine. Number 5 rolled with a full crew to Durbin where they retrieved the famous Heisler Number 6 engine for a much anticipated return to Cass.

The rail line reports the Greenbrier Express will depart Cass starting in the spring to follow the free-flowing Greenbrier River to Durbin. The ride features secluded and remote wilderness areas in the West Virginia mountains.

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