Wednesday, May 10, 2006

All Aboard!

I thought I'd post a few pictures of where I'll be working. I took these the day of my interview. Above is a track inspection car...
This is the view from my motel room I had stayed in, looking north. The weather had turned to shit the previous evening and it was cold and rainy the whole day, but that didn't dampen my mood!
This is looking west from the station in Durbin, WV. The office and small apartment I'll be staying at temporarily is directly across the street to the viewer's right. (If you look real close, halfway down the tracks, there's a cat sitting there. The little guy followed me around all morning as if to say "Welcome Aboard!")
This is at the same place, a small diesel switching engine from the 1940's and a caboose.
And last, another view of the Durbin, WV station and through the trees you can see a row of stores and offices directly across the street.
Hope you all enjoy! And I'll definitely be taking more pictures once I get up there and get settled in.
Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden

14 comments:

cantellya said...

How cool!
We just watched a show about people who hang out at train depos & just watch them go by. It was interesting.

Lora said...

I posted a congratulatory note on your Monday's blog but apparently it didn't post. So I'm here again to say how really happy I am for you on securing this job with the RR and having a dream come true. Good things come to those who wait. I really enjoyed seeing your pics on this morning's blog.

Your brother and his girlfriend are in my prayers. I hope they are doing well.

tsduff said...

Holy cow - that place is a dream! Looks like a place to visit on vacation... how cool that you actually will be reporting for work (work or play?... be honest now) there every day!

Hope your brother and his sweetie are healing fast.

phlegmfatale said...

wow - what a beautiful place to land in! I'm so happy for you!

Carolyn said...

It's real 'purty' up there! You've got to visit Beartown this summer, it's really cool! (See link on my sidebar)

Carolyn said...

Oh, and just remembered, Hillsboro is nearby too, home of the Gesundheit! Institute. The one built by Patch Adams where Robin Williams portrayed him in a movie. Lots of interesting sites to see up there :)

Sherri said...

Beautiful scenery! Everything looks so cute and cheery. I totally agree with tsduff, it does look like a vacation spot.

Lisa said...

So excited for you. I hope it is everything you wanted and more!

cmk said...

Neat...almost like stepping back in time.

berly02 said...

How fun and exciting. You must be thrilled to finally be doing this.

Outdoorsy Girl said...

Very nice pics! I really like the one looking down the tracks from the station.

Bev said...

Great photos. I know you can't wait to begin.

Keshi said...

Looks absolutely beautfiul!

Keshi.

Miss Fire said...

Neato. What a cute little yellow station!