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The completion of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in the 1870s transformed the New River Gorge region from wilderness to one of the world's most important coal mining region. Remnants of the railroad boom may be found throughout the New River region. New River Gorge Weather

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WV e-Postcards: WV Railroad Pictures & Photos

WV ePostcards Web site features many photos and pictures of mainline and shortline railroads of the New River region, including the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O), Norfork & Western Railroad (N&W), Virginian Railway (VGN), Kanawha, Glen Jean and Eastern Railway (KGJ&E), White Oak Railway, and Manns Creek Railroad.

West Virginia Railroads

The ultimate guide to the railroads of West Virginia, past and present. Online the site you'll find news, photos, and histories of various WV railroads. The site also features online message forums for topics about West Virginia railroads.

Brochure: Thurmond

Adobe Acrobat version of NPS brochure on Thurmond, WV, featuring a very brief historical sketch of the historic railroad town.

Visit the New River Gorge Photo GalleryNew River Gorge Photos

Take a photo excursion to picturesque places and explore exciting things to do in the New River Gorge region. Discover the towns of the New River Highlands and explore the ghost towns of the New River Gorge. Meet the famous people who've influenced the area. Examine the area's rich industrial heritage and revisit a time when the railroads, coal mines and company stores blanketed the coal fields of Southern West Virginia.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009: The New River Train excursion train roars past the historic Prince Depot in the heart of the New River Gorge.

Running in West Virginia's New River Gorge, Amtrak train #50, The Cardinal, makes a brief stop at Thurmond Depot to pickup a passenger.
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