Soaring Eagle Lodge
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... bed-and-breakfast. After getting settled into our room, we were getting ready to head out for dinner when we saw Steve and Loye checking in, along with their friends Luis, Mary, and Phil. We knew they were going to Snowshoe the same weekend as us, but we didn’t realize they’d be staying at the same hotel. After they got settled in, we all headed for dinner in Marlinton. After dinner, we socialized for a bit in the common area and then headed to ...
... br> The Climax is one of three known to still exist in the whole world; another is under restoration at the Cass RR, about which Linda wrote yesterday. The Climax design sports a single piston on each side of the boiler, mounted diagonally, with the force transferred thru a series of gears to two trucks under the firebox-and-boiler and two more under the (integral) tender. The wheels are small -- maybe 18 - 20 inches in diameter -- which ...
... 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 ...
... about how things are done in our department and theirs and commiserated about the difficulty of getting new volunteers. Walt gave her a South Schodack hat and she gave us a Durbin t-shirt.
The only low spot in the day was the ugly souond the truck made as we turned into the research site and the light the lit up on the dash saying "servie 4-wheel-drive." Uh-Oh. Walt found a Chevy dealership about an hour away. We're adding a side trip to visit them to tomorrow's ...
... road and got shots as the train passed two road crossings. Then back to the station to explore the rolling stock, the gift shop and the "gallery" -- a shop filled with the work of local artisans. The items for sale there included jewelry, pottery, brooms, quilts, and a dulcimer. Very interesting work and a really nice volunteer (one of the quilters) manning the shop.
Before we went out again to chase the next train, we asked for more information, and ...