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.
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.
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.
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.