After the runbys at Upper Gum, Cass 2 returns to take photographers to the next runby location. A couple of the fun facts that I like about the 2 is that it was only Pacific Coast Shay ever built ... (more)
After dropping off photographers at Upper Gum for the series of runbys for the day, Shay 2 shoves the passenger train high to get in the clear for Climax 9 & the logging train.
Two of the crew members on Shay 2 water the engine & give it a quick wash with the hose before heading to pick up the passenger train for the photographers to ride on.
During the Cass Parade of Steam, Shays 2 and 11 Doublehead with some recently restored vintage freight cars in tow
Cass Shay #6 powers the now once daily excursion up to Bald Knob. Engineer Kenny Queen monitors progress as the cab is lit up from the open firebox doors. After several days of rain it was nice to... (more)
Cass shay number 2 and shay number 11 double head a short freight on the West Virginia Day, Parade of Steam.
Cass Shay no. 2 approaches the crossing at Back Mountain Road during the 2016 Cass Fall Photography Workshop.
Switching moves at Cass.
Like horses to water, three thirsty Shays crawl up to the water tank in Cass.
It wouldn't be springtime in Cass without gratuitous use of Shays!
Cass Shay's 2 & 11 pose with vintage diesels from the D&GV at the ghost town site of Spruce.
"We meet again old friend..." For the many years I've been making the pilgrimage to Cass, this is a shot I've always wanted. Shay 2 pauses beside its old water tank, which has been here for decade... (more)
The West Virginia Great Train Race... An annual tradition at the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, the Great Train Race is a public event that consists of a race between diesels and stea... (more)
And so a new era begins... Crews at the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad have spent much of 2016 rebuilding a section of former C&O main between Cass, W.Va., and Durbin, W.Va., that was ... (more)