One of the great traditions that eventually came to an end in 1990 was
the annual New River Train excursion from Huntington to Hinton, WV.
The fall excursion was sponsored by the Collis P. Huntington Railroad
Historical Society which has operated various excursions since 1966.
The society has run steam and diesel excursions on many routes
including CSX and NS until both railroads banned such events. During
the last 3 years popularity continued to grow and new excursions,
pulled by diesels, ran from Parkersburg to Clarksburg, Parkersburg to
Wheeling, and a short trip from Parkersburg to St. Marys. N&W steam
also made many trips along the Tug River and throughout the NS system.
Now all that has gone and only the memories are left. I hope you enjoy
this little trip down memory lane.