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... the fact that all of the headend weight rests on driven wheels makes for an enormously powerful, if slow-moving engine.
That makes it easy to chase... as long as there are roads and vistas. Those are in somewhat scant supply but not so scarce or hard to reach as to deny us a gratifying morning of picture taking. One of the vistas was at a swinging bridge that spanned the Greenbrier River. We took pictures of the bridge, and ljw went ...
... rail, sleepers and roadbed that will support a "track speed" (speed limit) of perhaps 40-50 mph (FWIW, many -- perhaps 'most'.scenic operations run in the 7 - 15 mph range). Then the plan is reputed to be reconnecting a final leg -- an old WVRR or C&O line between Durbin and Elkins, which makes for a 90 mile loop; and possibly, a revival of some freight service. In addition, they have a Heisler -- another kind of gear driven loco. It's currently in pieces and the husk ...
... telescope to radio interference of any kind. Because of that, there is a ban on the use of all sorts of things -- including digital cameras, anywhere near the telescopes AND a complete ban on cell phone use -- and towers -- in the whole valley! Thus no cell phone service! I don't feel so bad now that I know it's for a good reason!
Walt would have to fill in the details, because I didn't take notes, but this telescope weighs 17 MILLION pounds. I think the ...
... abut another possible vantage point, but it was on private property. We didn't really
think we had time to get permission and still find the spot in time, but once in the general area, we found a campground with a "welcome" sign. Since we could hear the train's whistle, we drove through the campground on a road that got ever smaller until i suddenly saw what
looked like railroad tracks. I got out of the truck to look, and, sure enough, that's what they ...
... so often, they said they are nearing 100 times, that they have their own table. The Manager, the waitress and the Chef all know John and Sharon and come over to greet us.
We had an amazing meal of bone in rib eye and some lovely red wine from California. Sharon commented that we eat 'European style' with our knives and forks, as in we load up our food on the back of the fork with ...