Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign

Last week I posted about my recent trip to the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in West Virginia. Today for Signs,Signs I'm posting some of the many signs we saw that weekend. This first one is the state park sign in the middle of town. With blogger's new photo viewing I hope you'll be able to click and enlarge these for the best viewing.This is the company store. Inside we enjoyed a snack after our train ride.Our first stop on the ride was at Whittaker Station. I actually took this shot coming back down the mountain. The black smoke you see is from the steam engine. I had taken this photo when we stopped to have a snack on the way up. In one of my earlier posts I mentioned this piece of equipment but thought I would post a better photo of it. The centerpiece of the Whittaker recreated logging camp is this Lidgerwood tower skidder, one of only two examples left in the world. These huge railcar-mounted machines carried logs out of the woods on aerial cables high in the air and for distances up to 3,000 feet. The train stopped at the Oats Run Waterhole to fill the steam engines with water.We are almost at the top of the mountain. The bend you see in the track will bring us to the end of the trail.Upon reaching the top of the mountain we will be at 4700 feet above sea level.
If you missed my other posts they can be seen here and here.

22 comments:

George said...

We saw most of those signs when we were in Cass, but we didn't get pictures of all of them.

Jeannelle said...

Nice tour!

MarieElizabeth said...

I really like the photos of the crosses. What an interesting display.

judi said...

Great tour, and I have missed your photography.

Gmj is making a comeback;

http://gmjsglovzoff.blogspot.com/

hope to see you around, I tried to email you but it bounced back.
I will be back to check out what I've missed.

kaye said...

what a cool place to visit.

Halcyon said...

Plenty of nice signs!

EG Wow said...

I'm impressed with the signs you found, Carletta!

Lesley said...

You got lots of great signs on this trip! I particularly like the Bald Knob! And with the demise of almost all trains in my area, that old railway crossing sign was nice to see again.

Ebie said...

I wish people here in LA heed that no crossing sign on the tracks. So many accidents.

I like to go on this ride and see the view from the top!

ewok1993 said...

with this meme one is always aware to capture signs along the road, no matter how scenic it is.

Dianne said...

I love the general store
great series of shots

Scrappy Grams said...

lovely assortment of photos! love the name of Bald Knob...:)

Scrappy Grams said...

I forgot to comment about the enlarging...it works!

Lindy MacDuff said...

You really found a great variety of signs on your trip. I'm glad you included the historical marker.

Stephany said...

Great series of signs! The sign for Whittaker really stands out against the smoke from the steam engine. I like the tree poles they used and the tower skidder.

Clytie said...

I love the signs - but it was the skidder that caught my eye - with those gorgeous Autumn leaves behind it!!! How I would have loved to see this one in action!

Genie said...

Carletta...I am impressed with how diligent you were with your camera. You have really done a grab job with all of your posts. For the folk who do not live in our neck of the woods have learned a lot. You have done a wonderful job. genie PS...it is cold over here.

Pat said...

Great photos! My favorite is the third one with the black smoke in the background and the sign of Whitaker.

Kim, USA said...

Love you signs. I thought that black smoke is something ^_^ Happy Thursday!


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SquirrelQueen said...

You found some great sings on this trip. I love to visit historic places like this. I really like your photo of Whittaker Station, that is beautiful.

Mimi said...

hi carletta, I've just done a very interesting tour of your 3 posts on this trip. Looks liks a wonderful place, and one that's going on my list of "to visit".
The company store is simply gorgeous!

Francisca said...

This was a nice tour of Cass you took us on, Carletta. I especially like that the immigrants who built the railway were honored in the top sign. I wish today's migrants in USA were given more respect, too. :-)