Shay 11 pulls the 3pm Whittaker train into Gum Curve, just south of the Lower Switchback. Today's afternoon train is sold out, as passengers enjoy the 2012 fall colors.
With nearly 400 passengers on board, Western Maryland Big 6 and Shay 11 double head up the mountain near the town of Spruce. Colors above Whittaker are at their peak, but not for long, in an area ... (more)
Running the Shavers Fork. A Mower Lumber Company train, led by the 1905-vintage Shay #5, drifts along the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River on a murky afternoon in May. This re-creation made... (more)
Arriving in "New Spruce" with a freight train in tow, Western Maryland Big 6 performs runbys for patrons of the 2012 Cass Railfan Weekend. An MSRLHA event.
Two Shays meet in the valley near the old town site of Spruce. Pictured here are 90-ton model 11 built in 1923 and 80-ton model 5 built in 1905. The 5 has spent its entire life hauling logs then t... (more)
Here is a scene from the Spruce festivities during Cass Railfan Weekend 2009. Western Maryland power in the form of an FP7 and BL2 head up a hopper train with Shay #6 "pushing". On the near track ... (more)
Late in the spring, there was still snow to be found as Mower Lumber Company Shay 11 drops out of the mountains and approaches the mainline interchange with a load of logs.
The 2008 Cass Railfan provided many first, including rare steam and diesel pacing shots around the former logging town of Spruce. For the 2010 railfan weekend will will stray away from Spruce and ... (more)
For the first time in quite a few years, a train makes it's way through The Big Cut, led by freshly painted FP7 243. At one time this was the highest class one rail line east of the Mississippi Ri... (more)
Shay 5 sits in the siding with a short log train as a Westen Maryland coal drag negotiates the horseshoe curve at the old ghost town of Spruce. Note, WM Shay 6 was in helper service on the rear of... (more)
Still Smiling Cass Veteran Bud Cassell rides the caboose while preparing for some switching moves at Spruce. Bud has been working at Cass since the 60's and has done everything from engin... (more)
Railfans are on the loose as WVC's recently painted 'WM 243' exits the 'Big Cut' at the head end of a hopper train during the MSR&LHA's Cass Railfan Weekend.
Cass Shays 5 and 11 doublehead the Railfan Weekend passenger train into Spruce. Unfortunately the gorgeous weather that morning did not hold out for the majority of the weekend.
Making History Western Maryland Shay 6 is helper to Western Maryland F7 243 and BL2 82 on a historic run through the "Big Cut", highest commercial rail line East of the Missisippi on the fo... (more)