Smoke darkens the sky during a photo runby at Spruce during Cass Railfan Weekend 2015, sponsored by the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association.
Heisler No. 6 is switching out its freight train at Spruce during the first day of Railfan Weekend 2015.
Cass No. 4 poses alongside the water tower during Railfan Weekend 2015, sponsored by the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association.
Nature giveth....and nature taketh away. The overgrown siding on the old C&O Durbin Branch is home to a number of pieces of ancient railroad equipment that probably should have been scrappe... (more)
Dead Lined..... Squirreled away on a little-used, overgrown siding off the C&O Durbin Branch, sits a rather rusty piece of machinery that I never expected to see as I hiked along the Greenb... (more)
Miller Time...... After dropping his photo freight on a siding adjacent to the depot, long-time Cass Engineer, Dirk Caloccia takes his 70-ton Shay #4 back to the shops, where she'll join 3 ... (more)
Heisler 6 smokes it up at Spruce during a Railfan Weekend photo runby
Earl Knoob eases Heisler 6 back towards the shop during preparations for Railfan Weekend 2015.
Saturday of the 1981 Cass railfan weekend found Bald Knob mountain encased in patchy fog, with the scenic view from the summit being all of about fifty feet. On the way up, doubleheaded Shays 4 an... (more)
Coal smoke fills the air as Shay 4 pauses with a short freight train at Spruce.
Storming into Whittaker. With a thunderstorm hammering Cass and nearby Greenbank just over 3 miles behind her, the 162-ton Western Maryland Shay #6 does a little storming of her own, enteri... (more)
Work extra to Spruce. The 70-ton Lima Shay #4 heads north on the main line with a short work train destined for Spruce. This location is known as "Old Spruce" and is the junction... (more)
Where rod engines dare not tread. Demonstrating a feat that no rod engine can perform, the former Mower Lumber Company Shay #4 accelerates her work train away from a water stop at Oats Cree... (more)
Mounting a top-end charge. In the vernacular of the drag racer, the 162-ton Western Maryland Shay #6 makes her move to "drive around" the 90-ton Heisler #6 as the Mountain State R... (more)
Race ya to the water tower! Three of the Cass Scenic Railroad's four operable steam locomotives participate in the annual "Great Locomotive Race" at the Mountain State Railroad & ... (more)