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Wild & Wonderful West Virginia Tour 2015 August 8–10  (NEWS article)
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Meeting at the Churchville pick-up point The entrance to the observatory in Green Bank The special Porsche parking area on the lawn in front of the Green Bank Science Center

The NRAO has the only diesel Checkers in the world The Green Bank Telescope from two miles away The Cass Scenic Railroad The Shay locomotive has three steam cylinders powering a long crankshaft

Each wheel is gear driven from the crankshaft The locomotive needs a lot of lubrication The Cass company store Conductor Sherry handed out the tickets to our private car

The Porsche car Janet Matthews shooting her Canon Pam and Katie Sullivan Chip Williams and
Karen Knapp

Blue Ridge members Dave Hogan, Gary Templeton, Pete Kauffman, & Donna Templeton Marty & Mark Doherty An old crane car beside the tracks The old steam/belt-driven machine shop

Another operating locomotive and a defunct locomotive Conductor Sherry counting the lunches After a switchback, the locomotive pulled instead of pushed

Iron horses spook real horses Miles and miles of trees The Porsche lunch at Whittaker Station

The steam winch and fire tower at Whittaker Station Blowing off steam   Jerry Hampton photographing his grandchildren

On the way down the mountain The Porsche private car Beverly McNeill, Chip Williams, and Karen Knapp Snowshoe

Dinner at The Junction restaurant Sunset Porsches at the Greenbrier Inside, the Greenbrier

is brightly colored and elegant. The bunker door was hidden by a fake wall, and the bunker is buried behind this brick wall

A fancy gazebo near the Old White golf course We ate at Sam Snead's at the Golf Club, overlooking the Old White golf course Some of us were seduced by the ice cream made at the Greenbrier

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