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Photo ID: 659252

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2018


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 27, 2018

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Photo ID: 659251

Switching moves at Cass.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2018


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 27, 2018

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Photo ID: 658760

Cass's Heisler shoves out of the Durbin yard with the "Durbin Rocket" on the old C&O.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Heisler
Location: Durbin, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2018


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 658755

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)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2018


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 658744

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)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2018


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 658664

With just a handful of passengers, Cass's displaced Heisler takes a leisurely jaunt down the Greenbrier on the old C&O.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Heisler
Location: Durbin, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2018


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 658660

It wouldn't be springtime in Cass without gratuitous use of Shays!

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2018


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 658656

Cass Shay's 2 & 11 pose with vintage diesels from the D&GV at the ghost town site of Spruce.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 19, 2018


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 658640

"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)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 19, 2018


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 640890

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2012


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Dec 12, 2017

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Photo ID: 627400

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.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2012


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Aug 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 406607

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2012


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Aug 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 406603

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2012


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Aug 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 398574

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.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Heisler
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2012


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 398572

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.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2012


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 398571

Shay 11 goes about switching the yard while the ruins of the old say mill sink slowly into nature nearby.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2012


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 398537

When coal is plentiful, there is only one way to heat the shop! This series is dedicated to the under appreciated side of railroading.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: none
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2012


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Added: May 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 398535

Man and his machine: veteran Cass engineer Danny Seldomridge checks over his charge prior to a trip up the mountain.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WM 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2012


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Added: May 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 398431

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)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Heisler
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2012


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Added: May 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 398428

When the last scoop of coal is thrown in the boiler and the engines are put to bed for the night, there is a few moments for a short break amongst the hulks of torn down engines. Time for a more s... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2012


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 398411

When this little dude showed up to the Mountain State night photo shoot all done up in his conductor outfit for the occasion, we just couldn't help but include him in a shot. Amazingly this guy pu... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 19, 2012


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Added: May 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 398405

Massive WM Shay 6 produces a nice thick plume arriving at Whittaker as photographers line up to capture the more interesting right side of the loco. Visit www.msrlha.org.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WM 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2012


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Added: May 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 398402

Almost Heaven, [Cass] West Virginia. A typical 3 train "race" in Cass that never seems to get old...at least to me. This year's line up includes 1923 built Shay 11, 1945 built Shay 6, and Cass ... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2012


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Added: May 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 385383

A relic on the old C&O Greenbrier Sub just north of Cass. The line was washed out in 1985.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: none
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2011


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Dec 30, 2011

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Photo ID: 385380

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2011


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Dec 30, 2011

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Photo ID: 385373

Typical morning at Cass.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2011


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Added: Dec 30, 2011

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Photo ID: 366613

The scene many of us have grown to know and love Cass for: 3 Shays rock and roll down the old C&O "racing" side by side as they fill the Greenbrier Valley with clouds of smoke and steam.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2011


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 21, 2011

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Photo ID: 366340

The Cass Crew: Engineer Dirk Calocia waits for a orders to move.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2011


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 17, 2011

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Photo ID: 366013

Shay 4 surmounts the 9% grade into Whittaker.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2011


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 13, 2011

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Photo ID: 366012

Shay 4 performs runbys alongside Leatherbark Creek.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2011


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 13, 2011

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Photo ID: 364780

The Cass Crew: A face familiar to many visitors to the Cass Scenic RR over the past 20+ years, engineer Danny Seldomridge pilots the "big 6" through the yard at Cass.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WM 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2011


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Added: May 31, 2011

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Photo ID: 364778

With cylinder cocks open, Shay 11 backs past the ruins of the old WV Pulp and Paper Mill.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 31, 2011

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Photo ID: 364775

The Cass Crew: Firewoman Amy Beck goes about the daily rituals of readying her engine by tightening down the spark arrester.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 31, 2011

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Photo ID: 364764

In a scene repeated thousands of times, and hopefully thousands more to come, a Shay backs out of the yard headed to the station with cylinder cocks open. The building in the foreground was the dr... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 31, 2011

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Photo ID: 364352

The Cass Crew: Here we see Dirk and Amy - the engineer and firewoman of Shay 11 - going out their morning rituals. Dirk seems to be imparting a little wisdom of greasing the gears which is accompl... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 26, 2011

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Photo ID: 364351

Another interesting location high on Cheat Mountain is the wye that was used to turn the skidder in the logging days. We are on the ridge line here in the spruce forests as the star of the day's s... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 26, 2011

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Photo ID: 364261

One last detail shot from the MSR&LHA's restoration shop. That is one of the engines cylinders you see sitting in the background. I would encourage you to visit http://www.msrlha.org/climax/index.... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 364253

In a time honored tradition, the crew connects a hose to Shay 11's siphon intake. Another crew member will turn on the steam powered siphon and the locomotive will draw water up from the trackside... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 364223

A set of slide valve blueprints sits in front of one of Climax 9's trucks. I would encourage you to visit http://www.msrlha.org/climax/index.html and check out this project or consider a donation.... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 364215

Shays 4 and 6 both run in reverse around either side of the water tank as the back towards town to start the day's activities.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WM 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2011


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Added: May 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 364197

In the Mtn State RR & Logging Historical Assoc's restoration shop, the drive shaft of a 70-ton model Climax is being turned on a lathe. I would encourage you to visit http://www.msrlha.org/climax/... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 364196

Shay 4 works the light grade up the Leatherbark Creek valley about a half mile after leaving Cass in the pouring rain. The 4 is a 70-ton model Shay built in 1922 and came to Cass around 1940 where... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2011


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Added: May 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 364185

If a switchstand could tell its story, I certainly wouldn't mind hearing the tales this one could tell. A story of one of the busiest lumber mills in WV, of countless Shays treading soft overhead ... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WM 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2011


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Added: May 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 364180

The heart of the old logging operation at Cass was this mill built in 1922 after the original 1902 mill was destroyed by fire. The "new" mill ran until 1960, and it too burned in the early 1980s. ... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WM 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 2011


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Added: May 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 364156

In a volcanic fury of smoke and screaming high pitched 3 chime whistle, 106 year old Shay 5 does what she was built to do as she storms out of the woods on a comparatively light grade and prepares... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 364154

Shay 5 passes the emergency water talk as she claws up the side of Cheat Mountain less than a mile from her destination of Bald Knob.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 364151

A scene at the Cass depot as part of the 2011 Mountain State RR & Logging Historical Assoc Railfan Weekend. Visit www.msrlha.org for info.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 364145

Two Shays meet in the valley near the old town site of Spruce. Pictured here are 90-ton model 11 built in 1923 and 80-ton model 5 built in 1905. The 5 has spent its entire life hauling logs then t... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 2011


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Added: May 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 277231

Shay 4's fireman tightens down the stack's grate before the day's operations.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2008


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Added: Mar 24, 2009

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Photo ID: 276171

A double headed log train runs side by side with a pair of classic WM EMDs around the horseshoe curve that once circled the logging town of Spruce. Similar scenes will be recreated this May...chec... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2008


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Added: Mar 17, 2009

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Photo ID: 276108

In a steady downpour, a log train backs toward the upper switchback at the base of the 8.7% S-curve which daily taxes Cass crews to their max. Note the brakeman on the flatcar adjusting the handbr... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2008


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Added: Mar 16, 2009

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Photo ID: 274897

Venerable Shay 5 gets oiled and water before leading Saturday's packed railfan weekend trip to Spruce.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 08, 2009

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Photo ID: 274631

Shay 2 taking a drink. CLIC... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2008


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Added: Mar 06, 2009

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Photo ID: 238610

A smoky morning with Cass's two authentic Mower Lumber Co. Shays: on the left, class 70-3 #4; on the right, class 80-3 #5. Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2008



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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 08, 2008

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Photo ID: 237530

Old Shay 5 and WM 67 are at it again! CLICK HERE for another "race" scene between these two locos a few days previous.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 31, 2008

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Photo ID: 236622

CLICK HERE for a lot m... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 24, 2008

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Photo ID: 236295

PAN SHOT of a Shay in action. Contrary to popular belief, it is in fact possible for the naked eye to perceive movement as Cass! Photo taken at 1/13 sec. That's engineer Danny Seldomridge who loo... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 21, 2008

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Photo ID: 236208

The crew of Shay 5 oils around during a Mountain State RR & Logging Historical Assoc. night photo shoot.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 19, 2008

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Photo ID: 236171

Log train? No. Classic Cass? Yes. Looking like a Cass Scenic RR train straight out of the 1960s before foreign power started arriving on the line, Shays 4 & 5 cross Leatherbark Creek in the pourin... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 20, 2008

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Photo ID: 236167

Cass crews take great pride in their locos. Here we see Brad (Shay 2’s hogger) readying his engine for day’s work while Jerry (his fireman) polishes the bell.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 18, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 20, 2008

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Photo ID: 236034

In a time honored Cass tradition, firewoman Amy fastens the spark arrestor on Shay 5. The grate is so thick that, if left in place at night, the lack of draft would cause smoke to exit through the... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 19, 2008

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Photo ID: 236033

Mower Lumber Co. Shays 4 & 5 rest near the Cass depot.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 19, 2008

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Photo ID: 236029

Mower Lumber Shays 4 & 5 round the curve on the ex-WM trackage at Spruce.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 17, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 19, 2008

Views: 2,768
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Photo ID: 235536

A Trains Unlimited charter lead by 103 year old Shay 5 siphons water from a below ground tank under the watchful eyes of the Cass crew.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 14, 2008


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 15, 2008

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Photo ID: 227887

A Carl Franz photo special passes the rarely used upper water tank (a rusty old boiler) approaching Bald Knob.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Heisler
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 18, 2008

Views: 5,158
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Photo ID: 227885

Walter's recent switchback shot made me think of this different angle. One can easily see how much elevation these things help a ... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Mar 18, 2008

Views: 2,712
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Photo ID: 223761

The conductor watches the track ahead as Shay 11 shoves a flat though the junction at Old Spruce.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Feb 18, 2008

Views: 2,602
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Photo ID: 205830

Oh Deer! ...sorry, couldn't avoid the pun. On a damp, hazy morning several light footed creatures dash across the tracks in front of a descending passenger train. Fortunately the furry guys wer... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Oct 11, 2007

Views: 4,557
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Photo ID: 205649

A top-and-tailed log train drifts around Gum Curve.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Oct 09, 2007

Views: 2,342
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Photo ID: 199926

A bit of an overhead detail shot of 1928 Pacific Coast #2.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Sep 03, 2007

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Photo ID: 193393

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 Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Heisler
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007



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Added: Jul 12, 2007

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Photo ID: 191455

Conductor Bob Starke uses hand signals to direct the engineer of Shay 11 in coupling to a flat car. Two other crewmen keep an eye on the knuckles to make sure they're alligned properly.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 25, 2007

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Photo ID: 191241

Taking a walk away from the photo line, I decided to grab a broadside of Shay 11 dropping down the 6% grade between the switchbacks.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 24, 2007

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Photo ID: 191240

The Shavers Fork of the Cheat River is the constant companion of this portion of the West Virginia Central.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 24, 2007

Views: 2,648
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Photo ID: 190236

A log train thunders by the Cass shops and past the deadline which includes a little GE 45 ton center cab, an old lathe on a flatcar, and a few derelict Shays.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 15, 2007

Views: 4,001
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Photo ID: 190235

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)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Heisler
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 15, 2007

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Photo ID: 190142

Two former South Branch Valley ALCOs, one still in B&O paint, sit in the weeds near Cass without a single intact pane of glass to their name.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SBVR 16
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 14, 2007

Views: 4,814
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Photo ID: 190128

Engineer Brad Hoover seems to be posing but the grin is no doubt because he’s chuckling and thinking, “hmmm, look at all the foamers.”

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 13, 2007

Views: 3,880
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 189975

A log train trundles down the old Greenbrier, Cheat, and Elk mainline.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 12, 2007

Views: 2,108
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Photo ID: 189590

Here’s a look inside the smokebox at the superheater header of an abandoned 1943 consolidation on the Cass dead line. It seems that a few plants decided to call this rather inhospitable env... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Fort Eustis 612
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 08, 2007

Views: 2,945
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Photo ID: 189489

An interesting study of the nozzle structure and front flue sheet inside the open smoke box of 102 year old Shay 5 residing in the Cass Shop. Even without the spark arrestor, that stack is rather... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 07, 2007

Views: 3,206
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Photo ID: 189420

In a time honored tradition, all 5 crew members of this Mower Lumber log train take a rest as their Shay siphons water out of an old stationary boiler at Oats Run.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 06, 2007

Views: 3,019
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Photo ID: 189363

Loaded logs wait to make the descent from West Virginia’s second highest peak.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 05, 2007

Views: 2,108
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Photo ID: 189166

Nothing says logging railroad like geared locomotives and spruce trees.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Heisler
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jun 03, 2007

Views: 2,443
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Photo ID: 188454

Ah, the tedium of steam restoration. Chalk markings show the cylinder mount bore of a 1919 Climax being restored by the Mtn. State RR & Logging Hist. Assoc. The clock on the wall seems fitting as ... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 27, 2007

Views: 2,815
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Photo ID: 187805

Both engineer Danny Seldomridge and his fireman look quite obviously perplexed. They’re probably trying to figure out what Carl Franz is dreaming up for them to do next.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 20, 2007

Views: 4,148
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Photo ID: 187804

Cass acquired this 1920 class 80-3 Shay from Washington in 2002. Initial plans, which called for restoring this engine in short order because of the sound boiler, never happened. One can see that... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR ?
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 20, 2007

Views: 4,914
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Photo ID: 187715

A log train crosses the second Shavers Fork bridge north of Spruce.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 19, 2007

Views: 3,945
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 187713

Cass’s two popular west coast Shays (2 from British Columbia and 11 from California) arrive at the junction of the CSRR and the West Virginia Central at Spruce.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Shay
Location: Spruce, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 19, 2007

Views: 2,473
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Photo ID: 187689

I caught a shot of the Heisler on the tail track of the wye as the passenger train rolled through on the main.

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: 3 truck Heisler
Location: West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2007


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By: Nick McLean

Added: May 19, 2007

Views: 2,341
Comments: 1

Favorited: 4
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