Big Lovely Mountain Rail Trail to Open
On June 15, Kentucky’s newest rail trail will open between West Van Lear to Royalton along the former Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Dawkins Subdivision. The 18.5 mile Big Lovely Mountain Rail Trail will be open to pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians. One of its highlights is the 662-foot Gun Creek Tunnel and several trestles.
The (near) Ghost Town of Thurmond, West Virginia
Thurmond, West Virginia is a fascinating town along the New River in Fayette County. With just a population of five, Thurmond served as an important stop for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad before the advent of the diesel locomotive era.
Revisiting the Lonaconing Silk Mill
Earlier in the year, I had the chance to revisit the Lonaconing Silk Mill, one of the last intact silk…
Tiny Roadside Churches
Sometimes I come across these roadside churches and wonder where people parked or if most of the congregation simply walked…