Heading out to Spruce. Mower Lumber Company Shay #4 shoves a string of empty flats and log bunks up the shallow grade at Old Spruce, with a lone "woodhick" riding shotgun and keep... (more)
Hitchin' a ride. A lone Mower Lumber Company "woodhick" hitches a ride up Cass Hill on a consist of empty log bunks headed for the logging camp at Spruce, just over a mile ahead. ... (more)
After our meeting and transfer with Cass (which headed on towards Bald Knob), we did a reverse move back to the town location of Old Spruce where they would do the run around and take us back to t... (more)
The meeting at Old Spruce, 4 hours and 8 minutes after we departed the depot in Elkins, WV. The classic shays #4 & #11 brought up their almost fully loaded train from Cass, WV to meet up with our ... (more)
After spending the last hour and a half attacking the slopes of Bald Knob ahead of a Shay, the last thing one expects to find atop a mountain is a C&O F7A and a B&O GP7! The Cheat Mountain Salama... (more)
Steamscape: Cass Hill. The spring vegetation is definitely in full bloom as a Cass Work Train hammers uphill toward Old Spruce with Shay #4 on the point. This locomotive is a 70-ton Lima S... (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)
As the vibrant green foliage of a much welcomed Spring is illuminated in the valley below Old Spruce, Western Maryland Shay No. 6 leads a work train toward Bald Knob from Whittaker. An MSR&LHA eve... (more)
Cass Scenic 11, formerly Feather River Railway No. 3, steams upgrade at Old Spruce on the Cass Scenic's ex-Mower Lumber Company trackage. The track on the right leads to Spruce; the track on the ... (more)
Sweet Appalachia. Shay 5 steams through the hills that she's called home since her birth.
Western Maryland 6 fills the hills and hollers with coal smoke as it climbs up Cheat Mountain. Photographed on the Cass Scenic Railroad.
On a cold and dreary day on the mountain, Shay No. 11 leads a freight toward Bald Knob, passing the emergency water stop above Spruce. An MSRLHA event.
Shay No. 5 and Western Maryland Big 6 double head a passenger train through the S curve at Old Spruce on a gloomy morning of springtime mountain railroading in Appalachia. an MSRLHA event.
In their element. Amidst the deep woods and mountain mist, Shays 5 and 11 meet at Old Spruce on a wet spring morning in May.
Approaching the Apex, Shay 5 will soon negotiate the wye high above Cass along the Cheat Mountain Ridge.