West Virginia Steam Trains
Produced by Debra Schifrin
Engineered by Bill Deputy
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From 1873 until the 1950's the steam locomotives pulled long trains through
the mountains of West Virginia, trailing long plumes of gray smoke. After
most of the coal was mined, and the more efficient diesel electric engines
arrived, many of the towns along the C&O line disappeared.
The Towns of Thurmond & Cass, West Virginia
(click on town names to get a closer look, and see pictures taken on location)
visits Thurmond, a legendary train town, once home to five hundred people.
And to hear one of the few steam engines still running, he travels to the
restored lumber town of Cass, West Virginia, for a trip up Cheat Mountain.
Bill Deputy is along to record stereo sound, and Debra Schifrin to put the
For more information, please these Websites:
Thurmon, West Virginia - www.nps.gov/neri/thurmond.htm
Cass, West Virginia - www.wvparks.com/cassscenicrailroad/
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