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West Virginia Steam Trains
Produced by Debra Schifrin
Engineered by Bill Deputy

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    The Towns of Thurmond & Cass, West Virginia
    (click on town names to get a closer look, and see pictures taken on location) Click on the town names to get a closer look
    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.

    Noah Adams 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 story together.

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    Thurmon, West Virginia -
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