Cass Scenic Railroad Heisler #6 blows of steam after returning to Durbin Depot, with the first Durbin Rocket of the day. Autumn is evident as the foliage is beginning to turn.
With the MSR&LHA railfan weekend just a memory, it's fun to look back on this May tradition of coming together to enjoy steam mountain railroading that lasted over half a century.
A dominating presence. Even in a building as large as the Cass Shops, the 162-ton, Western Maryland Shay #6 absolutely dominates the workspace. Built in 1945 by the Lima Locomotive Works f... (more)
Original Equipment. Although several of the locomotives in the current Cass stable are transplants, some of which came from as far away as the Pacific Coast, the two that you see here are W... (more)
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 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)
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)