Monday, March 24, 2008

Old Train Station

I was doing a bit of mentoring with a fellow photographer this weekend, and one of the locations we went to was an old train station near Gauley Bridge in WV.
It's been abandoned for a long time and I wouldn't recomend going in- but here's a view from one of the open doors.
I always wonder what places were like when they were new, or at their peak of operations, becuase you just know there was a lot of activity here at one time!

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Blogger eric said...

Hey Clayton,
Where is the train station? I was raised in Gauley Bridge and I can't picture where it is. The only station I can think of is now the town hall. If the one you were photographing is across the road from the Glen Ferris Inn it was a bowling alley not a train station.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Clayton said...

The person I was there with said she thought it was a train station- but wasn't 100% sure.
Since they lived near there- I went with it-OPPS!
It was the Red building across the railroad tracks from the power station and I have to say- it was soo small inside- it never crossed my mind it could've been anything else in a previous life.
Did some of the building get torn down to your knowledge? The main room I was in couldn't have been more than 25 feet long....

9:04 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Hi Clayton,
I was talking with my mom and found out some more info on the bowling alley. It was 6 lanes and was owned by Union Carbide and was named The Glen Ferris Alleys. Some of the team names were the Boomer Giants, Falls View Topplers, Montgomery Aces and Gauley Bridge Wildcats. I never saw it in operation, but the "parking" lot was a favorite hangout of mine and my wife and our friends. I moved from the area when I was 22 ( i'm 44 now) but still have family there and go up quite often.

6:02 PM  

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