Twin Seams Mining Shay 5 (former Meadow River) working near Holt, AL in August 1962. This operation was a former Frisco line with wooden trestles with limited maintenance, so much so that crews wo... (more)
Triple header at Cass in 1965.
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay 2 undergoes major repairs in the Cass shop. She will soon have her boiler removed from the frame. Repairs include a 1472 (form 4) inspection, new tires, some firebox repa... (more)
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay 4 sits in hibernation, she will soon be dragged into the Cass shop for some minor repairs before the start of the season. This was a test of a couple of new fluorescent l... (more)
Western Maryland Shay 6 sits in the Cass shop. Note the headlight and markers which have been completely restored.
Let me take this opportunity to shay "Happy Holidays" to everyone! Sorry, sorry, that was terrible. Back in 1992, the Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park was still running multiple steam eng... (more)
The North Carolina Transporation musuem has quite an assortment in their railroad collection, including this Graham County shay.
Shays 4 and 5 pose by the Cass depot during the 2008 Cass Railfan Weekend. Similar scenes will be recreated in 2010.
The 2008 Cass Railfan provided many first, including rare steam and diesel pacing shots around the former logging town of Spruce. For the 2010 railfan weekend will will stray away from Spruce and ... (more)
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #5 along with Western Maryland Shay 6 take on water at Oats run during the trip to Bald Knob. Sitting on a 8% grade, the mighty shay engines will have to give all they ha... (more)
Fireman Jerry Beck checks the fire of Shay #5 as we coast down the mountain to Cass.
Shay #5 pauses by a waterfall at the lower switchback after helping the Halloween train up the hill. The waterfall on the right is one of many around the upper and lower switch... (more)
Shay #5 does some switching in the Cass yard.
The smoke belches out of the stack of Western Maryland Shay 6 during the final push to Bald Knob. In the distance sets the Greenbank Telescope, the Worlds largest fully steerable radio telescope.