Overpowering the New River rapids nearby, an eastbound coal train blasts through Thurmond at 1:58am, passing the abandoned Thurmond Post Office. Restored and fully operated by the National Park Se... (more)
Amtrak 156, Phase I Heritage, passes through the historic coal mining town of Thurmond, West Virginia.
The abandoned town of Thurmond nestled in the New River Gorge along the C&O mainline.. What once served as a busy terminal and coal camp, now abandoned and forgotten.
A westbound coal train passes under the signal at Thurmond.
Timeless... Reducing throttle and preparing for a stop, a westbound empty train for Russell silhouettes a bad order hopper and the C&O Thurmond Depot on a foggy night in downtown Thurmond..
Action in Thurmond.. In a community that less than 10 people currently call 'home', there's no shortage of trains on this February afternoon.. Amtrak's eastbound Cardinal has just cleared town and... (more)
Dragging through the New River Gorge at a shade over 5 hours late, the eastbound Amtrak Cardinal attempts to make up time, after encountering a service disruption in Hamilton, OH overnight.
Empties from CSX have just arrived at the sight of the RJ Corman Headquarters for the West Virginia Operations, south of Thurmond. Two CSX GE's have just uncoupled from the consist and are current... (more)
The ghost town of Thurmond, West Virginia sits in an eerie silence only awakened by passing CSX coal and freight trains.
The east bound Cardinal led by a heritage unit heads thru the once busy town of Thurmond. The old C&O coaling tower is in the background as well as the old US&S signals are still in charge of move... (more)
Charing by the E.E. Rush Run, eastbound CSX N453 passes through Thurmond on a beautiful October morning.
Modern day CSX passing by C&O History.
With the colors now past peak, the last run of the 2011 Amtrak New River Train charges through Thurmond on a beautiful day.
A Welcome To Thurmond banner greets trains and tourists to the town that time forgot.
Thanks to my family who took me to Thurmond to railfan on my birthday.