Tag Archives: West Virginia

My Mother: Florence Lois Rice Richmond (or Why I am an Only Child)

Monday Rewind I started this series and was distracted. Here is the second installment. No. 2 –  Why I am an Only Child My mother, Lois Richmond, had a significant influence on my life, interests, career choices, and the fact … Continue reading

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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.

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52 Weeks Photo challenge: Week 20–Coffee

52 Weeks Not sure this is my most “interesting” cup, nor is it seasonal, but at that moment, it definitely was my favorite cup; taken from the balcony of the Forks Inn, looking out across the Monongahela Mounts just after … Continue reading

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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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Flying Buzz Saw – Literally

It was a quiet morning in the mountains… I had selected a room at an inn on what should have been a quiet mountainside for our trip to West Virginia. The mountain vista from the balcony was the perfect accompaniment … 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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Cee’s Which Way Challenge Post – Week #15

Which way now?! Not exactly “Country Roads,” but it is West Virginia! This is not a dramatic photograph, but  I distinctly recall wondering, “Which way now?” upon approaching this point on the divided highway. Hopefully there are plans for the … 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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