HIKING THE THURMOND DEPOT TRAIL New River Gorge National Park Thurmond, WV

Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: August 1, 2023

We hiked a small bit of the Rend Trail above the New River then about a half mile on the Thurman Depot Trail. I posed on a locomotive before we hiked a quarter mile across a railroad bridge over the New River. Looking down through the railroad tracks to the river far below was unnerving to Rosie. The visitor center is an active Amtrak train station. A half dozen old buildings were farther on past the station. Back in 1910 at its peak, 75,000 passengers passed through this town train depot. Shipping coal from the surrounding coal fields was very lucrative. Today, Thurman has a population of three.

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