restored passenger train station in Thurmond,
WV, located in the heart of the New
River Gorge, serves as a museum and
visitor center operated by the National
Park Service (NPS).
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the cost to restore the Thurmond
Depot was quite high, the photos
of the finished product is proof
that the money was well spent!
view of the restored Thurmond
Depot, showing the railroad bridge
across New River. Thousands of
tourist visit the old depot each
year, gaining insight into the
region's important role during the
On the 2nd story of the
Depot, the interior of the Dispatcher's Office has been fully restore, and
includes a "dummy" Dispatcher.
the west end of the Depot's 2nd
story, the Yardmasters Office
overlooks the Thurmond West Yard
and has been restored with
authentic furniture, fixtures
and equipment from the era of
the Depot's ground-floor, the
Ticket Master's office has been
restored with authentic fixtures
and even includes a manikin
dressed in the C&O uniform
of the period.
the 2nd-floor, the Trainmaster
Office is now filled with near
life-sized photos of people who
once worked in the historic town