The grade up out of Huntington onto Cook Mountain was steep. Francis Knightly of Huntington, who had worked as water-boy on the crew building the trolley line from Westfield up to Huntington, admitted he had never ridden the Huckleberry; he had been “scared to death” to ride. A little less than three miles up the mountain was “Camp 10” so-called, the top of the grade. All was level beyond.
Russ found a truck at the camp instead of a Trolley car. We are hiking here at the summit of Cook Mountain. All of the Huntington section of the Huckleberry Trolley Line is great hiking, so much so we mapped it. DCR Commissioner Roy had great interest in making this a bike path. First day of through service on the Huckleberry Line Aug. 15, 1917, with car No. 162 at the end of the track photo below in Huntington. -Collection of Gerald F. Cunningham.
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