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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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Engine Venting Steam

Photo of the Week – May 13, 2015 Greenfield Village, Michigan From last fall’s trip to Greenfield Village, near Detroit, Michigan. This train runs a regular route around the park. The Village has three different engines that they use to … 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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Greenfield Village – The Ford Village Experience

Or: Reassembling early 20th Century America Where can you walk into the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop (from Dayton, Ohio), and five minutes later tour the homes of Noah Webster (from New Haven Connecticut), and Robert Frost (from Ann Arbor, Michigan), … Continue reading

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Durbin WV – A Town that Railroads Built, Left Behind, and Resurrected

Durbin, West Virginia grew up in the late 1700s in the densely forested Allegheny mountains of then western Virginia. The town is located in Pocahontas County, between the East and West Forks that form the Greenbrier River. The need to … Continue reading

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