The Gregarious Railfan
Thurmond, WV  25936  (population, 5)                   

GPS:  N 37.95715, W 81.07885  (Station)

Railroads:   CSX Florence Division, New River Sub

Description:   Just a sleepy little West Virginia coal town with a huge railroad presence. It's the self proclaimed  
"Heart of the New River Gorge."  It has only 5 full time residents according to the 2010 census. But has a historic
station serving Amtrak (the Cardinal), a coaling tower, rail bridge, an old set of Semaphore signals, a massive new signal
bridge and a photogenic few downtown stores and main street just 15 feet from the main line.  The station also serves
as a visitor center, and interpretive center for the
New River Gorge National River, famous for white water action.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours:   16  

Photo Opportunities:   Many. In fact photographing the things mentioned is the reason to visit Thurmond for

Visitor's Center:   Thurmond WV   Lots of pictures

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