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... additional photo opportunities. The cabooses get set off on stub tracks beside the Greenbrier River... and then it's back to Durbin.
Walt had a chance to mount the cab and take pix there before we left and the crew were generous with their time in conversation. Seems the D&G is believed to be the likely private successor to the State as owner and operator of the Cass Scenic RR... and that the D&G (which is commonly owned with ...
We spent a quiet night in the East Fork campground, drifting off to sleep amid an odor of coal smoke... and awakened to a much stronger one. Seems the Durbin & Greenbrier starts the fire in its gear-driven, 1910 Climax during the evening before the first outbound consist of the work week. The locomotive is left banked until the fireman arrives, ca 6am, which is time to get serious about building a good fire and a head of steam for a 10am departure.
The Climax is one ...
This has been a mostly very good day -- full of excitement, surprise and a partial answer to yesterday's technology woes.
First, a short drive to Cass to see the Cass Scenic Railroad -- one of the reasons for coming this far south on the way to Minnesota. We took pictures of the train in the station, then asked if the train's route crossed the road anywhere where we might be able to get pictures. following the helpful directions, we drove along a beautiful ...
On the way, though, we decided to stop at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which just happened to be right on our way. What an amazing place! i don't know if all of the tour guides are as good as the one we got or if we just lucked out. She not only knew her spiel and did it so well that it didn't sound canned, but she had answers to all of our questions. And Walt threw quite a few her way!
One point that particularly caught ...
... is only sort of marginally cold enough, and I think tomorrow it will be time for a meal in a restaurant.
so much for my complaints. Today we drove from Chambersburg, PA, to Durbin, West Virginia. The last 50 or 60 miles were beautiful, and would have been even nicer if it hadn't been too cloudy to see what must have been spectacular views from 3700 fee high. The campground we're in Is adjacent to the tracks and station of ...
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