You don't have to be human to admire a vintage steam locomotive.
Cass's Heisler shoves out of the Durbin yard with the "Durbin Rocket" on the old C&O.
With just a handful of passengers, Cass's displaced Heisler takes a leisurely jaunt down the Greenbrier on the old C&O.
Heisler #6 passing former Hopkins Mine pulling freight cars and B&O Caboose across the twin bridges for the 2015 Cass Railfan Weekend.
Heisler #6 shoving to Spruce to pick up the freight cars and B&O Caboose for the 2015 Cass Railfan Weekend.
Heisler #6 pulling freight while crossing the Shafer's Fork at milepost 77 during the 2015 Cass Railfan Weekend.
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.
The glamorous part of the days is done, all the photo runbys are complete, and the railfans are headed for dinner, but the day is far from over. Now the paper work begins for the conductors, and t... (more)
With the cab and boiler in the background, the wheels of former Middle Fork Heisler 7 wait for another chance to turn under steam in a classic shortline shop scene.
A Carl Franz photo special passes the rarely used upper water tank (a rusty old boiler) approaching Bald Knob.
With 1929 Heisler #6 on the point, a doubleheaded log train stomps up the 8% grade at Oats Run passing the rusty old boiler and tender tank after Railroad: Cass Scenic RailroadLocomotive: 3 truck HeislerLocation: West Virginia, USALocomotive #: CSRR 6Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 12, 2007
Although the boiler house and drying kilns are still standing, this collection of foundation footings, pulleys, drive shafts, flywheels, and other metal junk are all that remains of the once huge ... (more)
Nothing says logging railroad like geared locomotives and spruce trees.
I caught a shot of the Heisler on the tail track of the wye as the passenger train rolled through on the main.
Putting on a great show for the photographers, the doubleheader roars over the top of the grade at Old Spruce junction.