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)
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)
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)
Cass Shay #5 works hard with a log train. A big thanks to members and staff of The Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association for a great weekend.
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)
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.
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.
Cass scenic railroad railfan weekend provided railfans an opportunity to expeiriencne steam in the moutains.A big thanks to members and staff of The Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical As... (more)
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)
Cass scenic railroad railfan weekend night shoot has Shay 11 getting water and WM Shay 6 waiting it next assignment.
CSRR 11 poses with Western Maryland 6 at the Cass Water tank just north of downtown. A MSR&LHA night photo shoot.
Shay 4 basks in the afternoon sun near the Cass Shops.
Shay #11 navigates the wye in a driving rainstorm.
The Three Train Race, a Cass Tradition.
Big Six rounds the curve passing the Bald Knob Emergency Water Tank. This is the last water tank on the way to Bald Knob and is rarely used by the railroad.