Some were built for power and some were built for speed. The former Meadow River Heisler #6 hauls a short freight through the Cass Yard in the early morning light.
Like a car stuck in l... (more)
It's May, it's Cass, and it's......sunny??? With this latest trip in May of 2014, I've now been to Cass a total of 8 times. Up until now, the weather has been the most consistent of any o... (more)
Whittaker arrival. In a scene that is just classic Cass, the former Meadow River Lumber Co. Heisler #6 makes its entrance into the Whittaker Station at MP 4, complete with the obligatory in... (more)
A little match race. Cass is famous for its annual Shay races on the triple tracks down at the depot. Those are pretty much heads-up races because none of the Shays has much of a performan... (more)
Hammering up Cass Hill. The hulking, 162-ton Western Maryland Shay #6 leads the charge as a Cass triple-header passes the scenic overlook just short of the switches at Old Spruce. This was... (more)
Cass Shay #5: 109 years and still on home rails. As we get further and further into the 21st century, more and more of the steam era survivors are passing their 100th birthdays, with a fair... (more)
Triple-heading....mostly because they can. Shay Locomotives 6, 11 and 5 put on a display of mountain muscle, hauling the annual Cass Railfan Special away from the water tanks at Oats Run an... (more)
Cass Night Watch. Night hostlers keep the 90-ton Meadow River Heisler #6 ready for duty as she sits in front of the C&O Depot in the logging town of Cass, WV.
Lighting provided by the M... (more)
A power line-up. It's just after dawn on a cold morning in February, and the locomotives of the Nevada Northern Railway are getting ready for work. Pictured here are the four work horses t... (more)
All aboard for McGill. In a scene reminiscent of operations in the 1920s, passengers leave the warmth of the depot waiting room to board Nevada Northern's Steptoe Flyer, for the snowy commu... (more)
Just a little more......GOOD! Nevada Northern Railway Museum Director Mark Bassett marshals Locomotive 93 into its stall in the East Ely Engine House after a day of operations during the 20... (more)
Morning mixed to Keystone. Nevada Northern Locomotives 40 and 93 haul a mixed consist south into Robinson Canyon on the way to the mines district at Keystone.
Although I have seen phot... (more)
Calling out The Hook. The beefy Nevada Northern Consolidation #93 withdraws the line's Steam Wrecking Crane A and its companion outfit/tool car from their home in the Machine Shop at the so... (more)
Wig-Wags! Nevada Northern's Alco #93 rumbles past one of two recently-restored Wig-Wag Crossing Signals as it enters the East Ely Yard with a hopper train. The signals guard a 3-track cros... (more)
Where do you find parts for a 100 year-old steam engine? The answer is....you usually don't FIND them, more often then not, you have to MAKE them. At the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, th... (more)