Public Programs

Davis & Elkins College, in Elkins, West Virginia, sits at the center of a number of exciting railway heritage and tourism sites.

Sites include the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, a premier excursion operation, Cass Scenic Railroad, a page-out-of-time treasure that captures the logging industry of a century ago, and a number of nationally prominent rail trails, such as the Allegheny Highlands Trail, the Greenbrier Trail and the North Bend Trail.

To take advantage of these resources, as well as the facilities on campus, the Center offers a number of programs for the public throughout the year. These include:

  • The Railroad Heritage Conference, which explores a unique aspect of railroad history each year
  • The Railroad Film Festival, a celebration of the portrayal of railroading in feature films, documentaries, rail fan films, and social media outlets
  • The Travel Writing and Photography Workshop
  • The Artist-in-Residence Workshop