"Logging Legends of West Virginia" - Seeing 5 operational steam locomotives, fired up all at the same time is not commonplace in modern railroading, and is quite the feat. Out of the 5 i... (more)
After all steam events in early 2020 were cancelled, The Cass Scenic Railroad started their steam season with the "Parade of Steam." The main star of the day was 3-Truck Climax 9, which ... (more)
In June of 2020, in celebration of West Virginia Day, the Cass Scenic Railroad hosted an event titled, "The Parade of Steam" which offered numerous photo opportunities of all 5 operating... (more)
Cass Climax number 9 setting up for another run by along with Shay number 4 and shay number 5 which is just out of view.
Former Moore-Keppel #6 (now Cass #9) Climax leads s photo freight at Leatherback Creek just outside of Cass, WV.
For the very first time, Cass runs a 5 pack of steam locomotives with Climax number 9 heading up the show on this first ever quintuplet Freight parade on West Virginia Day.
Crossing Leatherbark Run. The former Moore-Keppel Climax #6, now Cass Scenic Railroad #9, hauls her log train across the little bridge on Leatherbark Run, heading up the hill toward Whittak... (more)
Only one thing missing. When they originally set up this November, 2019 photo charter, the folks from Trains Magazine had been hoping that the line from Cass to Durbin would be open, becaus... (more)
Just because they can. Cass Scenic Railroad is known for periodically rolling out multiple locomotives and putting on double-headers, triple-headers and Shay races. It has become a traditi... (more)
Getting underway. The former Moore-Keppel Co. Climax #6, now Cass Climax #9 oozes steam from just about everywhere as she begins to move from the Cass Yard to the depot, to pick up her trai... (more)
Just a hint of fall color remaining. Although most of the autumn leaves had been ripped from the trees by a wind-storm just 24 hrs earlier, a few sheltered trees still retained a bit of fal... (more)
Ellamore after dark. Railroad crew members take a break as they await orders for their next move at the depot in Ellamore, WV on the Middlefork Railroad. OK, you're really looking at the C... (more)
Blue hour at Ellamore. Just after sunset, Climax #9 poses with her hopper train in front of the Ellamore Depot.....OK, it's really the Cass Depot, with a little creative signage. Lighting... (more)
Departing Ellamore. Re-creating her days as a Middlefork Railroad Locomotive, Cass Climax #9 hauls a coal train past the "Ellamore" town limit. The real Ellamore is located on Co... (more)
Shifting hoppers. The newly restored Climax #9 is seen here shifting some hoppers within the Cass Yard, as she works to make up her photo freight for the day. The lettering on the new Cli... (more)