Columns/Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Volunteers needed to staff railroad display

Bob Shaffer, Tunnelton

For those who have railroading in their blood, a great opportunity to help keep a local railroad museum open is available in Tunnelton, Preston County.
Over the years, a mail and baggage cart with metal wheels, a rare crows-foot sounder telegraph key, B&O china and hundreds of other old items have been collected by the Tunnelton Area Historical Society for display in the 1912-’13 brick B&O Depot there.
Its clay tile roof, interior woodwork and passenger benches have all been restored.
Now, the society needs volunteers to help keep the museum open from 1-3 p.m. Sundays, June through September, and attend monthly meetings. I would be happy to speak with you about volunteering. Please call 304-568-2579.
For those who can appreciate how much railroads changed America and West Virginia, a chance to help others learn about this special history is a worthwhile way to commemorate our great-grandparents’ times wherever they lived and worked.