"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" These signals and their sister single mast for southbound movements are not long for this world as their replacements sit 8 miles south ready to b... (more)
Passing by the former C&O station, CSX F40Ph no. 9999 screams through St. Albans with ten of CSX's business cars.
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)
Deep in the woods of North Central West Virginia, Old 113 trundles across the Upper Submarine Bridge East of Palace Valley. The 68 year old Alco will grab another loaded cut of hoppers at Star Br... (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)
After the storm... Silhouetted against an orange sunset, Union Pacific no. 7895, and Norfolk Southern no. 3284 sit in the yard awaiting an assignment.
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)
Looking through the cab of Shay #5, Shay #4 pauses at the depot waiting for its next assignment.
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)
Empty Coal Train Westbound on Track 1
Leaning hard into the curve after exiting Graham Tunnel and Kessler Bridge two BNSF loco's lead a buffer car and almost a mile long string of empty tank cars westbound back to the oil fields. This... (more)