High Altitude Turn. Cass Shay #5 slowly rumbles through the east leg of the wye on Cass Hill with her work train, as she is turned to face uphill in preparation for the 2017 tourist season.... (more)
Water at Oats Creek. The crew of Cass Shay #5 performs routine service on the running gear of their locomotive after taking water at the Oats Creek Tank. The locomotive is hauling three em... (more)
Where rod engines fear to tread. Cass Shay #5 crests the hill at the Lower Switchback and will shortly take on the 6.3% uphill grade that you see on the right....in reverse....as she works ... (more)
Durbin to Cass by rail. Cass Shay #5 runs southbound toward Cass on the old C&O Durbin Branch, with a set of empty log flats. Can you really go from Durbin to Cass by rail? Well, not jus... (more)
Cass #5 near Bald Knob during railfan weekend.
Cass Scenic 5 and Western Maryland 6 on a cool night at the Cass, West Virginia, depot. Lighting by MSRLHA.
Shay #5's pedigree
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.
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)
In a scene that could have taken place 60+ years ago, Cass shays 2 and 5 rest near the Cass Shops as WM shay 6 backs down the hill from Whittaker station, returning to the depot
The 'office' of a shay. Different in mechanical arrangement on the outside but similar controls in the cab to any other steam locomotive.
Old #5 clears her throat! With the cylinder cocks wide open, the sound and smell of a steam locomotive is like nothing else in railroading.
The working side of a shay is all business. The other side is devoid of any machinery, and avoided by most railfans!
Shay 5 in the yard prior to the day's excursions. Photo taken from atop a coal pile in the yard.