Thurmond Station is a pretty cool place to visit. There's lots to shoot and if you're lucky, you might catch a coal train meandering through the valley while you're there. Thurmond is a scheduled stop for the AmTrak.
The road to Thurmond follows Dunloup Creek and there are a couple of photo worthy areas, not to mention Dunloup Falls, to view on the way into Thurmond Station.
The Thurmond Depot Visitor Center is located seven miles down State Route 25. Take the Glen Jean exit off U.S. Route 19 north of Beckley, and follow the signs to Thurmond.