Locust Hill Inn, Cabin & Pub
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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empty and wild by eastern standards and almost entirely devoid of industry, and
where there is a factory or a power plant it looks like a ancient relic worthy
of historical preservation. In some ways I feel much more removed from the
modern world here than in the mountain valleys in the West.
The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs is one of the
grandest resorts in America and particularly popular with the movers and
... then headed for the Humpback covered bridge a few miles out of town. It is an arched bridge and is the oldest surviving bridge of its kind in the USA. It is no longer open to vehicular traffic. It is in a pretty setting with trees and their autumn leaves. The clouds were less so we were treated to some sunshine.
Back to the hotel for some housekeeping duties - trousers were a bit muddy from today. Walked across the breeze way for dinner, no ...
... across, but we decided the vegetation would block the view of the train, and it would be very hard to hold the camera steady while standing on a movable bridge so we took the train pics from solid ground. Then we rode the afternoon departure which included two restored Wabash cabooses now rented as overnite (or longer) lodging at the end of the (currently) usable track, about 10 miles from the terminal. It's a pretty ride, with plenty of curves ...
... 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 part way across, but we decided the vegetation would block the view of the train, and it would be very ...
... train, but we could still hear it, and thought it was coming our way. Then the sounds got fainter and then stopped. Then we heard a whistle and more train sounds, so we waited, but they stopped again. We decided to wait five more minutes, and our patience paid off. The train eventually came around the bend, and we got some more pictures.
Back to the station for lunch and shots of the next train leaving. Then we headed back toward our campground.
On the ...