In their element. Amidst the deep woods and mountain mist, Shays 5 and 11 meet at Old Spruce on a wet spring morning in May.
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)
Doing her best impression of Mount Vesuvius in full eruption, the 105 year-old Mower Lumber Company Shay #5 charges past Oats Creek Tank in a pelting rain.
With a combined 100,000 lbs of tractive effort, Shays 11 and 6 take the 10-car, Cass Railfan Weekend double-header across the first of two bridges over Leatherbark Creek. The train's destination... (more)
Cass Shay #11 and Western Maryland Big 6 pause at Oats Creek Tank to take on water before double-heading to Bald Knob. Back in the day, logging engines such as these often operated on temporary ... (more)
On a cool but clear late spring day, Shay 2 drifts down the mountain with two loads of logs for the sawmill in Cass. It is seen here crossing one of the log roads that also crisscross the mountain... (more)
The engineer of Shay 2 tries to gain an unfair advantage by opening the cylinder cocks in front of the other two locomotives (Heisler 6 and Shay 11) at the start of the annual three train race in ... (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.
Cass Scenic Railroad's 103-ton Shay Number 11 whistles the Logging Road Crossing at MP 2.9 as she drifts downhill with a log train. Number 11 is a transplant to the Eastern United States, having ... (more)
A machine room on wheels. That's my first impression every time I see a Shay Locomotive. The vertical cylinders, the massive drive shaft, the open gearing and the steam wafting out everyw... (more)
Shay #11 reverses a train of log flats up the 6% grade between the 1st and 2nd switchbacks on Cass Hill under a threatening sky.
The 11 crosses over Leatherbark Creek... there's just something magical about a Shay and a babbling creek deep in the woods.
Shay 5 leads a log train during MSR&LHA's Cass Railfan Weekend, as seen here from the 'wrong' side of a Shay.
Shays 5, 6, and 11 blast off for the popular Shay race 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.