Thurmond Ghost Town

The town of Thurmond lay right alongside the tracks.
No room for a main street. Just a gravel drive between the store fronts and the track
Peeking in the historic buildings
A beautiful and interesting stroll along the tracks
Wonderful old structure
The original depot has been refurbished for a visitor center and Amtrak still services this station 3 days a week.
A train came by while we were up in the managers office. Just like in the olden days
Warren and Ranger Slater chatting about the towns history
Bridge over the New River for coal trains of the past. Vehicle road to the left to visit the area.
This rail is no longer in service. Newer tracks on the other side of the depot

Thurmond WV was built in 1873 to service the trains that carried coal and timber to market and people who traveled to Cincinnati and Washington DC and places in between. By 1910, it was the heart of the New River Gorge and the center of the C&O railway mainline. That same year, 75,000 passengers passed through the town depot. The old storefronts stand silent but tell a story of those who lived and worked here or just passed through. We appreciate that the National Park Service continues preservation of this once very vital town. It was well worth the beautiful mountain drive to this wonderful place of history.

Published by karenebarker

Free Range Human traveling North America by RV with her Beloved

6 thoughts on “Thurmond Ghost Town

    1. We just got back from a swim at our place in Battle Run Campground on beautiful, clear blue Summersville Lake in WV. Perfect weather in the mid 80s. The past 7 months off the road made us appreciate this life even more. We miss our family though ❤️

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