The first passenger train, operated by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, arrived in Durbin, W.Va. in 1902. The Western Maryland built down the West Fork from Elkins in 1903, forming a junction point in Durbin and the town sprang up almost overnight. This photo shows the building of the train station in Durbin with six men and two young children in front. Standing at far left is P. F. Eades and at far right is John W. Eades. Both men are holding saws. (Pocahontas County Historical Society Collection, ID: PHS000621)
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