Rail Fanning in the southern New River Gorge : my C&O
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Rail Fanning in the southern New River Gorge

by Fuchs on 05/16/12

To rail fan the southern part of the gorge (Meadow Creek, Sandstone, Hinton, Talcott), we stayed in a 3-bedroom cabin at Bluestone State Park - about 15-20 minutes from Hinton. At Talcott, the John Henry Overlook Park was a pull-off with a statue of John Henry and a caboose. One disappointment for our family was a park Steve thought we might enjoy while he went off on his own to get a few photographs. Although the sign was large enough, when we drove up the driveway there was a small swing set - the kind you see for sale outside a discount store this time of year. Disappointed about the “park” we settled into the picnic shelter to enjoy lunch. Along came the riding lawn mower for the first mow of the season blowing leaves and dirt over our picnic. Overall, train photography has been a great family-friendly hobby and now publishing and selling Steve’s first book using part of the results has been a rewarding experience.

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