Two West Virginia Rail Trails
West Virginia has many miles of fantastic rail-to-trails, or railroads that have been abandoned and converted into recreational corridors. Most of the trails are not paved, and many contain impressive bridges and tunnels that make any trip exciting. And quite a few of them have remnants of their coal mining past remaining, whether it is abandoned mine portals or discarded equipment. Two of those trails are profiled: The Chesapeake & Ohio’s Hawks Nest Subdivision and the Nicholas, Fayette & Greenbrier Railway.
A view inside St. Mark Catholic Church
Closed since July 2010, St. Mark Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Ohio is an endangered gem, along with St. Andrew and countless other churches within the Queen City.
The Plight of Buffalo’s Elevators
Along the southern harbors of Buffalo, New York are the ruins of several elevators. Some of those giants, such as the former Cargill Superior, and Canadian Pool, have been derelict for decades, but they can all point their decline to the development of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the unpreparedness of Buffalo’s industrial leaders as the reason for their closure.
Autumn Drives Along the Delaware
A late autumn drive in the fog and rain along Upper Delaware Scenic Byway along the Delaware River on the edge of the Catskill Mountains of New York can take anyone’s breath away.