My wife and I made our yearly pilgrimage to the mountains of Maryland to visit her relatives. It is so peaceful and a slower way of life there. I love it.
My wife’s cousin Rick, a born and bred mountain man, took me and my wife’s brother Dan on a hike into the mountains so I could photograph the bridge where the Thomas Subdivision crosses the Potomac on its way to Mettiki mine. Even if we had never found the bridge, hiking through the mountain forest was an enjoyable trip unto itself. Because Rick has hunted the woods for years it was no trouble for him to lead us straight to the bridge. I snapped pictures continuously while there. If they hadn’t convinced me it was time to leave I probably would have taken pictures until the camera battery died! I did get enough pictures to allow me to accurately model the bridge on the LK&O. The plaque on the bridge says built by the Pennsylvania Steel Co. in 1909. That bridge has been carrying rail traffic for 101 years!