The Fireman on Shay 6 shovels coal into the fire box as the train descends the hill from Bald Knob on Cass Scenic Railway... Thanks to MSR&LHA for the awesome weekend!
Former Western Maryland Railway Shay #6, the 2nd largest ever built and at 162 tons the largest left in existence, leads the freight train for Cass's annual Railfan Weekend downgrade into Spruce.
Mower Lumber Company #2 climbs an incredibly steep grade after making what appears to be an incredibly sharp hair pin turn. Oh, wait, come to think of it, that is actually one of the many switchb... (more)
This is a flash flood lit time exposure photo session directed by the late Jim Boyd and his crew for the benefit of attendees to the May rail fan weekend at Cass Scenic Railroad. Jim meticulously ... (more)
Preparations for the day's activities are being made at the Cass shops. A Shay is making up the Whittaker train while Heisler #6 is readied for the long trip to Bald Knob.
The steel tire has expanded from the hot fire and with a few hits of a sledge hammer it falls off the wheel and onto the ground.
The kerosene ignites producing an impressive display of fire. In the background you can see former Agnew Lumber Shay #3. The tire is heated, expanding the tire and then it is beat off of the wheel... (more)
The steel tire from Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #11 is removed from its wheel. The tire is heated, expanding the tire and then it is beat off of the wheel with a sledge hammer.
A relic on the old C&O Greenbrier Sub just north of Cass. The line was washed out in 1985.
Typical morning at Cass.
Shays #4, 5, and Western Maryland #6 "Big Six" simmer in the shop area. The security lights leave an eerie color cast in the steam trails above the 5 and 6!
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #11 travels down the Cass main during a light snowfall.
The sun broke through the clouds for literally a minute, giving me just enough time to capture this impressive shot of Western Maryland Shay 6 powering down the Cass main.