Yokum's Vacationland

Address: HC 59, Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, 26884, United States | Hotel
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This hotel, located on HC 59, Seneca Rocks, is near Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, Yokum's Seneca Rocks Stables, and Spruce Lake.
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    Travel Blogs from Seneca Rocks

    The Scenic Route to MN, Day Five

    A travel blog entry by wheelerlj on Aug 21, 2014

    ... 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 ...

    The Scenic Route to MN, Day Five

    A travel blog entry by wheelerlj on Aug 21, 2014

    1 comment, 5 photos

    We spent a quiet night in the East Fork campground, drifting off to sleep amid an odor of coal smoke... and awakened to a much stronger one. Seems the Durbin & Greenbrier starts the fire in its gear-driven, 1910 Climax during the evening before the first outbound consist of the work week. The locomotive is left banked until the fireman arrives, ca 6am, which is time to get serious about building a good fire and a head of steam for a 10am departure.

    The Climax is one ...

    Trains, telescopes, fire trucks and quilts

    A travel blog entry by wheelerlj on Aug 20, 2014

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... train, but we could still hear it, and thought it was coming our way. Then the sounds got fainter and then stopped. Then we heard a whistle and more train sounds, so we waited, but they stopped again. We decided to wait five more minutes, and our patience paid off. The train eventually came around the bend, and we got some more pictures.

    Back to the station for lunch and shots of the next train leaving. Then we headed back toward our campground.

    On the ...

    Trains, telescopes, fire trucks and quilts

    A travel blog entry by wheelerlj on Aug 20, 2014

    1 comment

    ... 17 MILLION pounds. I think the guide said 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 ...

    She will be coming round the mountain

    A travel blog entry by chris-fernie on Jun 30, 2014

    7 photos

    By noon, we had gassed up 3 times, been through a rain shower, travelled 307 kms (probably 100 of them in construction zones) and had just finished lunch at Burger King. We all ordered their chicken salad with different kinds of cheeses and kept the young lady in the back ...