Cass's Heisler shoves out of the Durbin yard with the "Durbin Rocket" on the old C&O.
With just a handful of passengers, Cass's displaced Heisler takes a leisurely jaunt down the Greenbrier on the old C&O.
During its first run of the 2018 season, Heisler No. 6 leads the Durbin Rocket into Durbin as heavy rain showers drift across Cheat Mountain in this early spring view.
The Durbin Rocket returns to Durbin after making the morning run out and back along the scenic Greenbrier River. Cass Heisler #6 does the honors, substituting for Climax #3 during its rebuild peri... (more)
Cass Scenic Railroad Heisler #6 blows of steam after returning to Durbin Depot, with the first Durbin Rocket of the day. Autumn is evident as the foliage is beginning to turn.
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)
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)
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)
It's not everyday you watch a steam locomotive take the backroads of West Virginia to reposition itself for a series of new excursions. That's exactly what happened with the Durbin & Greenbrier Va... (more)
The Durbin Rocket stopped for a drink of water.
After a long day of Greenbrier Valley trains, Earl stands proudly in front of his steed at the Durbin depot.
With the last of the regularly-scheduled Durbin & Greenbrier Valley passenger trains, Moore-Keppel #3 trundles back into Durbin.
I spent a lot of time between photo locations studying this exact view. It's really amazing, the faith put in that locking pin and that coupler knuckle... World's strongest handshake, indeed.
After a long day of running up and down the Greenbrier Valley, Moore-Keppel #3 cools its heels in the Durbin yard. Lighting by Chase Gunnoe.
Early Fall, Somewhere, West Virginia. A venerable Climax geared locomotive trundles down the valley with the daily mixed bound for Durbin. Thanks to Chase Gunnoe for organizing this charter, it ... (more)