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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad: Fawver Yard - OU0B92
Still another Railroad History Cache
Owner: redoak1953
N 39° 28.962' W 77° 57.641' N 39° 28' 57.72'' W 77° 57' 38.46'' N 39.48270°  W 77.96068° 
Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > West Virginia
Cache type: Traditional
Size: Small
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2018-12-27
Date created: 2020-03-01
Date published: 2020-03-04
Last modification: 2020-03-16
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Description EN

A few hundred yards from this spot was once a railroad yard known as Fawver.  The B&O had many tracks at this point and a telegraph station-tower was located in this area, designation RA Tower.  Fawver was in such a location as to be “off the beaten track”  and photos are not really plentiful.  To date I have not seen a photo of the tower although railroad timetables show the designation still existed as late as 1969.  It is fairly certain that the tower was gone by the 1940’s.  Fawver yard stretched roughly from Stewarts Crossing  past Dry Run to near Warm Spring Crossing. Yards were developed a bit further west at Cumbo around 1909-10 and Fawver lessened in importance as the great coal push stretched even the Cumbo yard facilities at times.  Today, except for two tracks and passing freights, no one would ever know there was once a well used yard in this area.

The cache you seek is nowhere near the tracks and there is no need to go there.  Be content to hear the trains as they pass. Cache is now just a bison. Original host came out second best in a fight with pruners and a weed wacker! Please note that this "out on a limb" bison seems to hop from stick to stick like a small, nervous bird. Be sure to look carefully around. No room for anything but the log. BYOP.

 

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