Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #11 drifts downgrade around Gum curve in between the two switchbacks on its way back down to Cass.
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #5 and 6 doublehead with a 9 car sold out passenger train on one of the flatter sections of track before arriving at Bald Knob.
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #6 and Shay #5 doublehead around Gum Curve during the trip to Bald Knob. The beautiful Fall foliage brought thousands into Cass for the weekend.
Engineer Dirk Caloccia keeps a keen eye on the cylinder cocks as he blows the condensation out on the departure from Cass.
A group of children stare onward as Shay 11 leaves the depot. A beautiful show today, by the folks of Cass Scenic Railroad.
Big Six pulls into the depot to begin loading over 500 riders for the trip to bald knob.
A couple squirts here and there, and its time to go to bald knob. The colors speak for themselves this season!
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #5 doubleheads for the first time ever (well atleast we think) with Western Maryland Shay #6. Shay #5 (1905) is oldest operating Shay still running on the original line i... (more)
The fire from Western Maryland #6 shines off of the face of Fireman Chris as he throws in one of many scoops of coal on the trip to Bald Knob. © Scriptunas Images
Adding to the clouds and fog in Cass, CSRR #4 and #5 race each other (as well as CSRR #2, whose headlight is reflected off of CSRR #4's tender).
Shay #5 is preparing to couple to Shay #4 while Western Maryland 67 and Western Maryland 82 wait.
Tight Squeeze Fireman Jerry Beck cracks a smile while in the heart of Shay #11. On this day number eleven was receiving some minor repairs to the throttle box seal. Later that evening shay ... (more)
Western Maryland Shay #6 switches in the yard on a beautiful Tuesday morning. Notice anything odd about this photo? Yes Shay 6 is facing in the opposite dierection of the other engines.
The Changing of the Guard. With CSRR 5 and 4 being passed by Western Maryland 67 and 82, one can almost see the changing of the guard between steam and diesel that happened 50 years ago.