The painting is a rendition of a Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad steam engine and train that stopped at the Thurmond Depot during the late 1940s-early 1950s. The town of Thurmond is located in Fayette County, West Virginia in the New River Gorge National River. The painting is in a gold painted wood frame, and on display at the park’s Canyon Rim Visitor Center. The painting was commissioned by Karl Warden, who donated it to the park in 2006.


  • Title: Midnight Thunder
  • Creator: Jim Jordan
  • Contributor: New River Gorge National River
  • Park Website: Park Website
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: NERI 7778
  • Measurements: L 1.52, W 1.07 m
  • Material: Oil on canvas
  • Date: 2003

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