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« on: Jan 8th, 2016, 4:45pm »
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No hauling coals to Newcastle here! It's time to GTL!

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 11th, 2016, 2:23pm »
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If you choose to visit this location today, make sure you take Rt.16 there so you can replicate this shot.

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 11th, 2016, 7:24pm »
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I admittedly have zero idea, but that's a really neat shot. I can only imagine the sounds coming from those FM units!  

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 12th, 2016, 9:09am »
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I understand, Charlie, and I also agree.........Train watching here today probably doesn't have the same "pizazz" as back when this was taken.  
 
But I'm sure if you were to wade thru the deepwater of the river that flows through this town and then took the time to mull over the details, you'd find that this is the home town of at least three basketball coaches, two of them being brothers!


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« Reply #4 on: Jan 12th, 2016, 6:02pm »
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Ha! I caught onto the "Deepwater" remark, I was looking at the map of the Virginian last night and I happened to see the name Deepwater, so I'll assume that's it?  

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 8:02am »
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Well, good catch, but no........
 
I can see you are not a basketball fan (I'm not either!), so here, let me 'splain..........
 
The three baseketballl coaches I referred to are Jerome Anderson, and brothers Dan and Mike D'Antoni (Mike has coached the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, and Los Angeles Lakers)
 
The "deepwater" doesn't refer to the town of the same name in this case, but rather the river that flows thru the location town, the Guyandotte River. A predecessor of the Virginian RR also happened to be named the Deepwater RR as well.
 
And lastly, I asked you to "mull it over".......Because the location of this shot is Mullens, WV!
 
Anyway, good show, old chap!
 
BTW, this is a Doug Winfield photo from 1961 via RP.net


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« Reply #6 on: Jan 21st, 2016, 9:29am »
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I thought I'd post the "after" picture before the "before" picture this time.......
 
This is an NS train on VGN track. While this location only rates as a CDP (census-designated place), it's located in a county named after a state.


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« Reply #7 on: Jan 22nd, 2016, 9:15am »
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A small clue - The name of this down rhymes with shovel, which is what we here in New Jersey are gonna need in a few hours to deal with the Nor'Easter

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 22nd, 2016, 1:33pm »
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Covel West Virginia. I wasn't sure until you gave the clue.

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« Reply #9 on: Jan 22nd, 2016, 3:35pm »
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Ha ha, sometimes I make it too easy!
 
Here's the "before" shot I promised..........
 
Photo credits....
 
1961 shot - Doug Wingfield, railpictures.net
 
2004 shot - Jack Kuiphoff, railrpictures.net


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