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Cass Scenic Railroad, a West Virginia State Park
For aficianados of geared steam engines, it's "almost heaven." Here are some scenes from the park's annual Railfan Weekends, as well as some private charters.
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Crossing Leatherbark Run. The former Moore-Keppel Climax #6, now Cass Scenic Railroad #9, hauls her log train across the little bridge on Leatherbark Run, heading up the hill toward Whittak... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Photo Log Train
Photo Date: November 03, 2019


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Added: Nov 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 716997

Only one thing missing. When they originally set up this November, 2019 photo charter, the folks from Trains Magazine had been hoping that the line from Cass to Durbin would be open, becaus... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: November 03, 2019


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Added: Nov 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 716996

Just because they can. Cass Scenic Railroad is known for periodically rolling out multiple locomotives and putting on double-headers, triple-headers and Shay races. It has become a traditi... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Photo Log Train
Photo Date: November 03, 2019


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Added: Nov 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 716891

Getting underway. The former Moore-Keppel Co. Climax #6, now Cass Climax #9 oozes steam from just about everywhere as she begins to move from the Cass Yard to the depot, to pick up her trai... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: None
Photo Date: November 03, 2019


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Added: Nov 18, 2019

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Photo ID: 716890

Just a hint of fall color remaining. Although most of the autumn leaves had been ripped from the trees by a wind-storm just 24 hrs earlier, a few sheltered trees still retained a bit of fal... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: None
Photo Date: November 02, 2019


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Added: Nov 18, 2019

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Photo ID: 716763

Ellamore after dark. Railroad crew members take a break as they await orders for their next move at the depot in Ellamore, WV on the Middlefork Railroad. OK, you're really looking at the C... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: November 02, 2019


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Added: Nov 18, 2019

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Photo ID: 716262

Shifting hoppers. The newly restored Climax #9 is seen here shifting some hoppers within the Cass Yard, as she works to make up her photo freight for the day. The lettering on the new Cli... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: November 02, 2019


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Added: Nov 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 716261

Shifting hoppers. Moore-Keppel Climax #9 takes on the role of yard goat on a misty morning, shifting coal hoppers and making up the train she'll pull later in the day. This particular hopp... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: November 02, 2019


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Added: Nov 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 716158

An encounter along the Greenbrier. A West Virginia farmer doing some late fall maintenance on his property in Wanless, WV encounters a coal train, running along the Greenbrier River, with a... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Wanless, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: November 02, 2019


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Added: Nov 12, 2019

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Running the Greenbrier River. The former Moore-Keppel Co. Climax #6.....now Cass Scenic Railroad #9, hauls a demonstration coal train up the old C&O main, on the shores of the Greenbrier Ri... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Wanless, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: November 02, 2019


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Added: Nov 12, 2019

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Photo ID: 716091

Freshly delivered! In a scene reminiscent of the way in which small railroads once celebrated the arrival of new power, the crew of Moore-Keppel Climax #6 poses with their newly delivered.... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: None
Photo Date: November 03, 2019


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Added: Nov 12, 2019

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Photo ID: 716022

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)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 5
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: November 03, 2019


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Added: Nov 11, 2019

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Photo ID: 715569

Almost heaven.... There are very few places left in the world where on any given day, you can expect to see 3-5 hot steam locomotives. You can count those places on the fingers of one han... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Photo Log Train
Photo Date: November 03, 2019


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Added: Nov 07, 2019

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Photo ID: 715354

Climax over Leatherbark Creek. Darkening the sky like an approaching storm, the former Moore-Keppel & Co. Climax #6 charges toward the short trestle over Leatherbark Creek, just outside the... (more)

Railroad: Cass Scenic Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Climax
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSRR 9
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: November 02, 2019


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Added: Nov 04, 2019

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Leaving Durbin for Cass. The former Meadow River Lumber Company Heisler #6 eases a short freight out of the downtown Durbin Yard for the roughly 15 mile run south to Cass, along the C&O Gre... (more)

Railroad: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 3-Truck Heisler
Location: Durbin, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CASS 6
Train ID: Photo Freight
Photo Date: April 30, 2017


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Added: Jun 19, 2017

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