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Cee’s Which Way Challenge – Truss Bridge

The answers to Cee’s Which Way Challenge is, “Across the old truss bridge.” This bridge has spent many years providing a crossing point over the East Fork River near Durbin, West Virginia. Advertisements

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To the High Falls of the Cheat River…

On the New Tygart Flyer.   Two years ago, we traveled to West Virginia and stayed in East Fork Campground. That year we rode the Durbin Rocket. This year, we went to Elkins, West Virginia, some 40 miles north of … Continue reading

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The Durbin Rocket “In the Tunnel”

Photo of the Week Durbin Rocket, Durbin West Virginia The Durbin Rocket is a re-purposed logging steam engine that now pulls a tourist train through five miles of West Virginia countryside streaking along at about five miles per hour. The … Continue reading

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Return Trip – The Durbin Rocket

Photo of the Week The Durbin Rocket was a logging train that worked out of Durbin, West Virginia. Today, it mission is to give tourists an up-close view of the East Fork River and the experience of a smoke-puffing, cinder-showering … Continue reading

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Steam Engine Wheels

Photo of the Week – March 11, 2015 Taken: August 8, 2014 These steam engine wheels are stored behind the engine house for the Durbin Rocket, in Durbin, West Virginia. Since these are essentially antique rusty wheels that date back … Continue reading

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Durbin Rocket in its Tree Tunnel

Photo of the Week – February 18, 2015 The Durbin Rocket Railroad, August 01, 2014 The Durbin Rocket spent many years hauling logs out of the mountains along the East Fork near Durbin, West Virginia. Today the train continues to … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping on Distant Galaxies – The Green Bank Radio Telescope

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) at Green Bank Despite forecasts of possible showers, Sunday morning in East Fork Campground began with low fog over the mountains and patches of blue sky above. Morning coffee was accompanied by a totally … Continue reading

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