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Jul 11, 2014 - Thurman, WV: A Railroad Town

Another day trip was to the old railroad town of Thurmond, now owned by the National Park Service for the New River Gorge National River Park. This town was once among the busiest railroad towns on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, and now, as part of the National Park Services, it recaptures the days when steel rails, steam, and coal were the major themes in our nation's history. During the first twenty years of the 1900s, Thurmond was a typical railroad boomtown. Huge quantities of coal were brought in from area mines, and the town had the...

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