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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... it's the largest one on Earth. You can look it up on the internet. It's the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. 485 feet tall and 110 meters in diameter. And the exhibits in their exhibit hall inside were also really interesting.
Back in Durbin, we noticed a door open at the firehouse, so Walt went in and struck up a conversation with the firefighter/EMT who was there. We chatted and ...
... away. We're adding a side trip to visit them to tomorrow's plan.
PS: that was the plan, but the warning light did not reappear on startup in the am. The dealer's service manager said that meant it was probably some transient problem, like a dirty contact producing high resistance and lighting up the bad-news screen. But since it had not reappeared after a night's 'rest,' he felt we would be good-to-go without diverting to his shop.
Thank goodness! ww.
... and Greenbrier Railroad. They don't have any trains running tonight or tomorrow, so tomorrow we're going to drive about 10 miles to Cass, WV, and check out the Cass Railroad. They have several steam engines and a couple of different rides we could take. Haven't decided whether to ride or just take photos. That may depend on whether or not the train goes close enough to roads to be able to get ahead of the trains at several points and ...