Probably one of the neatest places to railfan on the former C&O is the old town of Thurmond. There are so many different props and angles to choose from. Especially these group of buildings in dow... (more)
Very few places can you find in Appalachia where you can stay in one location and be blessed with several different vantage points to photograph. One place that comes to my mind is Thurmond. Along... (more)
Afternoon yard crew heads toward their home for the next 8 hours., the cab of a geep.
Iconic West Virginia. The 1989 version of the New River Train (Huntington, WV to Hinton, WV) rolls down “Main Street” in Thurmond . I would have loved to have seen this town in its heyday. Checkou... (more)
Go to the link below to see same scene from opposite angle.
Geeps are headed for Mt Hope to pick up loaded hoppers. Caboose is on end of work ... (more)
Photo runby just east of the station. The sound of the cracking exhaust and whistle sounded perfect echoing against the West Virginia hills.
This quintessential railroad station contained an operator's tower, a baggage and passenger waiting room, subdivision offices, upstairs living quarters and an outstanding train order board. If you... (more)
Thurmond was railfan headquarters in WV. The town’s main street was the railroad. This location offered mainline freights and several mine runs to MT Hope and Fayetteville. The engine house was lo... (more)
You hope to see headlights through the trees, as the waterfall drowns out the locomotive here, until it's broadside, passing high overhead in full dynamics holding back coal loads in this 20mm vie... (more)
Westbound tonnage passing the result of (some) of our tax dollars, the beautifully restored Thurmond Station, in the New River Gorge National Park at 06:46.
Restored Thurmond Station hosts a westbound train of molten sulphur empties, powered by 5245 running solo at 01:35 in the New River Gorge.
The power for the R.J. Corman unit train has just run around its train and will now couple onto the east end at Rush Run siding.
Three engines and a caboose are heading west through Thurmond, West Virginia.
CSXT 320 leads a westbound thru Downtown Thurmond, WV on the former C&O
During the last days of West Virginia Southern's operations WVS 1442 sets silent at South Side Junction, WVC operations ended July 7 2005, RJ Corman took over operations and brought in a pair of G... (more)