Here is an interesting photo of a young family traveling on the railroad. The caption is: "Joy-riding on a narrow-gauge railroad used for hauling logs to a sawmill in Randolph County, WV.”
The photo was taken by John L. Thomas of Elkins,WV.
I found this photo while looking through the West Virginia State Archives web site at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.
I am continually amazed at the vast amount of historically pertinent modeling information that can be found by searching through old photo archives. I encourage all of you to take a look at the photo resources that are available in numerous state archive and historical society collections. Be aware that each collection will have its own instructions and constraints for using the photos. Most are covered under a “fair-use” clause that allows reproduction for research and educations purposes, but some do require advance written permission before being displayed on a web page.