Switching moves at Cass.
Getting closer... A massive ground up rebuild of this 1919 Climax begun over 15 years ago by the Mtn State RR & Logging Historical Assoc and later taken over by the DGVR Cass shop crew is nearing ... (more)
A Mower Lumber Shay rests in the late evening at a logging camp on Cheat Mountain ready to begin loading in the morning. Actually a night shoot with the rarely featured equipment on display at Whi... (more)
It wouldn't be springtime in Cass without gratuitous use of Shays!
Cass Shay's 2 & 11 pose with vintage diesels from the D&GV at the ghost town site of Spruce.
"We meet again old friend..." For the many years I've been making the pilgrimage to Cass, this is a shot I've always wanted. Shay 2 pauses beside its old water tank, which has been here for decade... (more)
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.
After being down for a season for a tender rebuild, Cass's Heisler warms herself by the coal stove while she waits for some finishing touches before her own fire is lit.
One can only imagine how many Shays this oil can has helped grease up over the years. Here it sits forlorn on the frame of Shay 2, torn down for a complete rebuild.
Shay 11 goes about switching the yard while the ruins of the old say mill sink slowly into nature nearby.
When coal is plentiful, there is only one way to heat the shop! This series is dedicated to the under appreciated side of railroading.