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Historic Train Excursion (Grundy Va. to Devon Wv.): Photoblog

Photos courtesy of Rob Bolson

For the first time since 1958, a passenger train excursion made its way through Pike County, KY, going from Grundy Va. to Devon Wv. The excursion is part of Norfolk Southern’s “21st Century Steam Program” and was operated by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Departing from Grundy, Virgina, this passenger train excursion traveled through the rugged and beautiful backwoods of Appalachia. Powered by a former Southern Railway 630 steam locomotive with diesel assistance, this historic train excursion proved to be a great success, with more than 3900 tickets sold. We at Pike County Tourism CVB wanted to share with you some of the memories our train excursion ride patrons captured in photograph. Rob Bolson was nice enough to share with us some of his photos from the train excursion, take a look.

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Historic Passenger Train Excursion April 12-13

This is your chance to become a part of history! For the first time since 1958, a passenger train excursion from Grundy, VA to Devon, WV will pass through Pike County, Kentucky. This first-of-its-kind passenger rail excursion is schedule for April 12-13, 2014. The excursion is part of Norfolk Southern’s “21st Century Steam Program” and will be operated by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. The train will depart from and return to downtown Grundy, Virginia. The excursion will travel into Pike County, Kentucky before arriving at Devon, West Virginia prior to its return to Grundy. A former Southern Railway 630 steam locomotive will power this special excursion train with diesel assistance. Continue reading