As I mentioned in last week’s post, I recently attended a photo charter on the Locust Heights & Western Railroad in Clarksburg, WV. The LH&W RR is a “backyard” railroad built by the late Keith Mason along with his family and friends. Today the Mason Family and their dedicated team of volunteers keep Mr. Mason’s passion for railroading alive, operating most Wednesday evenings from June through October.
The LH&W RR has been on my photography “to do” list for several years, so I jumped at the opportunity to attend a photo charter, especially with the proceeds going toward the cost of recently completed boiler repairs. Charter organizers, Matt Wilson and Walter Scriptunas, put on a great combination of daytime runbys and a night photo session. The Mason Family and Railroad Volunteers even dressed the part, allowing the charter participants to make some timeless images.
Feeding the Fire:
Late night in the Yard:
Night Session Outtake:
Thanks again, to Matt, Walter, The Mason Family and the dedicated team of volunteers that keep this wonderful place running! I had a great time and I’m looking forward to the next one.