In a rare move, Shay #6 backs down the C&O main while Shay #5 runs past the Cass depot. This photo was taken while Shay #6 had been turned for the Great West Virginia Train Race in July.
Shay No. 11 and No. 6 pass each other in the yard as they are prepped for the day's runs. At 103 and 162 tons respectively, these are the two largest locomotives on the Cass roster.
The "Big 6" takes on water at the base of the mountain in Cass, WV.
Heisler 6 simmers at the Cass depot after a full day on the mountain.
Cass Projects: Moore-Keppel Climax #6. You are looking at the inside of the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association's (MSRLHA) Killoran Restoration Shop at the Cass Scenic ... (more)
Cass Projects: Meadow River Shay #7. Sitting on the deadline in the Cass Yard is a little, 70-ton Shay that is missing an awful lot of parts. Were it not for the history that this machine ... (more)
Cass after dark. Three geared locomotives stand guard at the old C&O Railroad Depot in downtown Cass, WV, awaiting their next call to action at daybreak. At the front of the line-up is Hei... (more)
Day is done for the sixes A pair of sixes...Western Maryland Shay #6 and Meadow River Heisler #6 tie down for the night on the tracks adjacent to the Cass Water Tank. On the left, the Heis... (more)
250-tons of Sewing Machine. The behemoth Western Maryland Shay #6 leads Cass Shay #5 in an impressive light power move toward the Cass Yard, with Shays #11 and 4 trailing behind on an adjac... (more)
Five hot! Producing an awesome set of exhaust plumes, the entire operable fleet of steam engines at the Cass Scenic Railroad puts on a display of mountain muscle at the annual Railfan Weeke... (more)
Some were built for power and some were built for speed. The former Meadow River Heisler #6 hauls a short freight through the Cass Yard in the early morning light.
Like a car stuck in l... (more)
It's May, it's Cass, and it's......sunny??? With this latest trip in May of 2014, I've now been to Cass a total of 8 times. Up until now, the weather has been the most consistent of any o... (more)
Whittaker arrival. In a scene that is just classic Cass, the former Meadow River Lumber Co. Heisler #6 makes its entrance into the Whittaker Station at MP 4, complete with the obligatory in... (more)
Cass Shay #5: 109 years and still on home rails. As we get further and further into the 21st century, more and more of the steam era survivors are passing their 100th birthdays, with a fair... (more)