Volcanic! We steam photographers love a good plume, and no single locomotive type produces a classic Vesuvian plume as reliably as a Shay. Here, we find the 1905 vintage Shay #5, the olde... (more)
First daylight train on the River Line! The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley's Cass Scenic Railroad ran its first daylight train for photographers on the C&O Durbin-Cass River line on April 29, 2... (more)
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay No. 5 leads the first photo excursion along the former Chesapeake & Ohio Greenbrier line in more than 30 years. The locomotive, which has been disguised as a former Green... (more)
Cass Scenic Shay No. 5 leads the Whittaker train toward the Upper Switchback on its return leg from Whittaker Station to Cass. Spring is in full bloom on the Cass Scenic Railroad on this May 21, 2... (more)
Shays 5 and 6 take a rest at Whittaker station on a rainy fall afternoon with the Whittaker and Bald Knob trains, respectively. Both trains would later coast downhill to Cass.
Shay #5 runs upgrade during a runby for Cass Railfan Weekend.
Engineer Brad Hoover takes a break from brushing cinders off the running board of Shay No. 5.
Smoke rolls back over Cass Scenic Shay 5 during a photo runby at Spruce, WV.
In this photo taken while Shay No. 6 had been turned for the Great West Virginia Train Race in July, Shay No. 6 sits on the former C&O mainline while Shay No. 5 heads towards the shop.
In a rare move, Shay #6 backs down the C&O main while Shay #5 runs past the Cass depot. This photo was taken while Shay #6 had been turned for the Great West Virginia Train Race in July.
It's May, it's Cass, and it's......sunny??? With this latest trip in May of 2014, I've now been to Cass a total of 8 times. Up until now, the weather has been the most consistent of any o... (more)
A little match race. Cass is famous for its annual Shay races on the triple tracks down at the depot. Those are pretty much heads-up races because none of the Shays has much of a performan... (more)
Cass Shay #5: 109 years and still on home rails. As we get further and further into the 21st century, more and more of the steam era survivors are passing their 100th birthdays, with a fair... (more)