Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Elkins
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Good hotel with a reasonable rate. Nothing to complain about, and everything looked nice and worked.
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... where the first land battle of the Civil War was fought – and for having the only covered bridge still in use as a federal highway. Oh, and for a historical barn !?)
We headed out along Interstate 66 (no, not Route 66 yet) and then I-50 took us north and west through the sprawling suberbs of Washington DC. It was hot, it was damned hot, hotter than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut (as they say around here - apparently). The air temperature ...
... 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 ...
... 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 together with the fact that all of the headend weight rests on driven ...
... we decided to stop at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which just happened to be right on our way. What an amazing place! i don't know if all of the tour guides are as good as the one we got or if we just lucked out. She not only knew her spiel and did it so well that it didn't sound canned, but she had answers to all of our questions. And Walt threw quite a few her way!
One point that particularly caught my attention was the degree of sensitivity ...
... firefighter/EMT who was there. We chatted and compared notes 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 sound the truck made as we turned into the research site and the light the lit up on the dash saying "service 4-wheel-drive." Uh-Oh. Walt found a Chevy dealership about ...