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After lunch, we got on VA-39 and headed west into West Virginia. In Marlinton, we turned onto US-219 south and then right onto WV-55 west into Monongahela National Forest. Upon entering the forest, we finally started seeing snow accumulation on the ground. The road had been plowed, but was still a little slushy. In about 11 miles, we turned into the entrance for Falls of Hills Creek Scenic Area. The short forest road to the parking area had not been plowed, ...
... 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 ...
... 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 to offer additional photo opportunities. The cabooses get set off on stub tracks beside the Greenbrier River... and then it's back to ...
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 ...
... 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 ...