Elkins Motor Lodge
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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 retrospect, as self appointed 'route planner in chief' I might have asked a bit much of Stuart today. Having flown in yesterday he had disappeared off to the local Harley shop to buy some new waterproof boots (apparently the ordinary Harley boots fail in this rather fundamental area). And then we were up bright and early this morning to pick up the rental bike (yet to be named – it is sparkly and navy blue – however there’s no rush because we ...
... line freight operations and two other scenics) has notions/aspiration/dreams of reconnecting Cass with Durbin and in another direction, with Elkins; in both cases, with rail, sleepers and roadbed that will support a "track speed" (speed limit) of perhaps 40-50 mph (FWIW, many -- perhaps 'most'.scenic operations run in the 7 - 15 mph range). Then the plan is reputed to be reconnecting a final leg -- an old WVRR or C&O line between Durbin ...
... br> 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 two short line freight operations and two other scenics) has notions/aspiration/dreams of reconnecting Cass with Durbin and in another direction, with Elkins; in both ...
... telescope to radio interference of any kind. Because of that, there is a ban on the use of all sorts of things -- including digital cameras, anywhere near the telescopes AND a complete ban on cell phone use -- and towers -- in the whole valley! Thus no cell phone service! I don't feel so bad now that I know it's for a good reason!
Walt would have to fill in the details, because I didn't take notes, but this telescope weighs 17 MILLION pounds. I think the ...