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Capital -Charleston, Berkeley
Cities- Lynchburg, Charleston
Year of statehood- 1863
Motto-Mountaineers are always free –montian simper er liberi
5 other facts-state tree is the sugar maple, state gem is
the fossil coral, has 1 national forest, 9 state forests, 37 state parks
... in 45 minutes of riding. We rode through trees, and miles of orchards with huge apples ripe and ready for harvest. They must be honest souls around these parts because the crop was right up to the edge of the road and not a fence in sight. Every corner (and there were plenty of those) brought a new and impressive vista.
We enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a little town called Wardensville, just over the border into West Virginia. The ‘White ...
... the Cass between Durbin and Cass would probably rule out use of any much-heavier locomotives there.
As you can undoubtedly tell, ww thoroughly enjoyed hearing about all this and learning more than he knew before about a very rare breed of steam locomotive.
Linda found some additional pleasures in local crafts people's work -- quilting and other fabric arts; stained glass, jewelry, and some incredible baskets made from pine ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
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