Here's a relic new to RP: Little River Shay 2147, distant cousin of the much more famous LRR 4-6-2 #110 now operating in MI. The 2147 is a 70 ton model built in 1909 and is the centerpiece of this... (more)
One can only imagine how many Shays this oil can has helped grease up over the years. Here it sits forlorn on the frame of Shay 2, torn down for a complete rebuild.
Shay 11 goes about switching the yard while the ruins of the old say mill sink slowly into nature nearby.
When coal is plentiful, there is only one way to heat the shop! This series is dedicated to the under appreciated side of railroading.
Man and his machine: veteran Cass engineer Danny Seldomridge checks over his charge prior to a trip up the mountain.
When the last scoop of coal is thrown in the boiler and the engines are put to bed for the night, there is a few moments for a short break amongst the hulks of torn down engines. Time for a more s... (more)
When this little dude showed up to the Mountain State night photo shoot all done up in his conductor outfit for the occasion, we just couldn't help but include him in a shot. Amazingly this guy pu... (more)
Massive WM Shay 6 produces a nice thick plume arriving at Whittaker as photographers line up to capture the more interesting right side of the loco. Visit www.msrlha.org.
Almost Heaven, [Cass] West Virginia.
A typical 3 train "race" in Cass that never seems to get old...at least to me. This year's line up includes 1923 built Shay 11, 1945 built Shay 6, and Cass ... (more)
Typical morning at Cass.
The scene many of us have grown to know and love Cass for: 3 Shays rock and roll down the old C&O "racing" side by side as they fill the Greenbrier Valley with clouds of smoke and steam.
The Cass Crew: Engineer Dirk Calocia waits for a orders to move.