With the MSR&LHA railfan weekend just a memory, it's fun to look back on this May tradition of coming together to enjoy steam mountain railroading that lasted over half a century.
Shay #4, temporarily re-lettered for the Mower Lumber Company, rounds the curve at the bottom of the Whittaker S Curve during the 2014 Cass Photography Workshop hosted by Walter Scriptunas II and ... (more)
A great example of what makes Cass, West Virginia, so special. Coal-fired logging steam in the Appalachian Mountains. Yep, it's Almost Heaven.
A couple of crew members shoot the bull at the Cass depot after a long day on the road. Photographed during Railfan Weekend 2015, sponsored by the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Ass... (more)
Cass Scenic Shay 4 and Western Maryland Shay 6 pose at the Cass depot during Railfan Weekend 2015, sponsored by the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association.
Cass No. 4 poses alongside the water tower during Railfan Weekend 2015, sponsored by the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association.
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)
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.
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)
One of the frequent questions you hear at Cass is "What's your favorite Shay?" Most folks will say Western Maryland 6 (it's the biggest) or Cass No. 5 (it's the oldest). Mine? The oft... (more)
Slithering through lower gum field, Shay No. 4 eases into a tunnel of green foliage on its descent to the switchbacks with a work train in tow.
MSR&LHA held it's 2015 Railfan Weekend May 15 through 17 at Cass Scenic RR State Park in Cass WV and over the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.