After coupling up to a cut of coal hoppers, engineer Danny Seldomridge discusses the afternoon's train movements with conductor Gene Lambert and Ben True of the D&GVRR.
Black Diamonds and Irony: This image shows Cass's legendary Western Maryland Shay No. 6, coupled to a cut of coal hoppers alongside the former lumbering town of Spruce, West Virginia. 85 years ago... (more)
After coupling up to a cut of coal hoppers, Western Maryland Shay No. 6 prepared to pull its train to Spruce.
During what might have been the last chance to see Cass steam in such a fashion, 3 Shay's bring the passenger train into Whittaker. With Cass soon under new management trips like this may soon be... (more)
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)
A little match race. Cass is famous for its annual Shay races on the triple tracks down at the depot. Those are pretty much heads-up races because none of the Shays has much of a performan... (more)