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Cass Scenic Railroad, a West Virginia State Park
For aficianados of geared steam engines, it's "almost heaven." Here are some scenes from the park's annual Railfan Weekends, as well as some private charters.
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Photo ID: 620524

Leaving Durbin for Cass. The former Meadow River Lumber Company Heisler #6 eases a short freight out of the downtown Durbin Yard for the roughly 15 mile run south to Cass, along the C&O Gre... (more)

Railroad: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Heisler
Location: Durbin, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 6
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 30, 2017


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Added: Jun 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 620432

Trespassing in Climax Territory. It's long been known that geared steam locomotives are the masters of logging track. "Logging track" is a kind way of saying track that is hastily... (more)

Railroad: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Heisler
Location: Durbin, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 6
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 30, 2017


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Added: Jun 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 620152

Tree-Tunnel Time Traveler. Amid the shadows and highlights of the lush tree-tunnel just west of Durbin, WV, the former Meadow River Lumber Company Heisler #6 slowly makes her way south on t... (more)

Railroad: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Heisler
Location: Durbin, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 6
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 30, 2017


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Added: Jun 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 620056

Portrait of the C&O Durbin Line. Folks who've read about, but never actually seen the old C&O Durbin Line may have formed a mental image of picturesque, well-manicured right-of-way along a ... (more)

Railroad: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Heisler
Location: Nottingham, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 6
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 30, 2017


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Added: Jun 14, 2017

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Photo ID: 619941

Running the Greebrier River. Cass Heisler #6 looks right at home hauling a short freight along the Greenbrier River just a couple of miles south of Durbin, WV on a sunny spring morning. Sh... (more)

Railroad: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Heisler
Location: Nottingham, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 6
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 30, 2017


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Added: Jun 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 619426

V-Twin Power. No, she's not a Harley, but if you talk to the crews, she rides a bit like one. This is the former Meadow River Heisler #6, a 1929-vintage, 3-Trucker which was originally bu... (more)

Railroad: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Heisler
Location: Nottingham, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 6
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 30, 2017


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Added: Jun 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 619320

A dominating presence. Even in a building as large as the Cass Shops, the 162-ton, Western Maryland Shay #6 absolutely dominates the workspace. Built in 1945 by the Lima Locomotive Works f... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WM 6
Train ID: None
Photo Date: April 29, 2017


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Added: Jun 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 619220

Original Equipment. Although several of the locomotives in the current Cass stable are transplants, some of which came from as far away as the Pacific Coast, the two that you see here are W... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 4
Train ID: None
Photo Date: April 29, 2017


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Added: Jun 06, 2017

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Photo ID: 619144

High Altitude Turn. Cass Shay #5 slowly rumbles through the east leg of the wye on Cass Hill with her work train, as she is turned to face uphill in preparation for the 2017 tourist season.... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 5
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 29, 2017


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Added: Jun 06, 2017

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Photo ID: 618977

Water at Oats Creek. The crew of Cass Shay #5 performs routine service on the running gear of their locomotive after taking water at the Oats Creek Tank. The locomotive is hauling three em... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 5
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 29, 2017


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Added: Jun 05, 2017

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Photo ID: 618647

Where rod engines fear to tread. Cass Shay #5 crests the hill at the Lower Switchback and will shortly take on the 6.3% uphill grade that you see on the right....in reverse....as she works ... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 5
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 29, 2017


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Added: Jun 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 618547

Durbin to Cass by rail. Cass Shay #5 runs southbound toward Cass on the old C&O Durbin Branch, with a set of empty log flats. Can you really go from Durbin to Cass by rail? Well, not jus... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 5
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 29, 2017


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Added: May 31, 2017

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Photo ID: 536091

Nature giveth....and nature taketh away. The overgrown siding on the old C&O Durbin Branch is home to a number of pieces of ancient railroad equipment that probably should have been scrappe... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Combination Car
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BCG X-6
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 14, 2015


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Added: Jun 24, 2015

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Photo ID: 535970

Dead Lined..... Squirreled away on a little-used, overgrown siding off the C&O Durbin Branch, sits a rather rusty piece of machinery that I never expected to see as I hiked along the Greenb... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam Wrecking Crane
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: USAX C-1502
Train ID: None
Photo Date: May 14, 2015


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Added: Jun 24, 2015

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Photo ID: 535375

Storming into Whittaker. With a thunderstorm hammering Cass and nearby Greenbank just over 3 miles behind her, the 162-ton Western Maryland Shay #6 does a little storming of her own, enteri... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WM 6
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: May 16, 2015


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Added: Jun 19, 2015

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