RailPictures.Net Photo: WM 6 Western Maryland Railway Steam Shay at Cass, West Virginia by Doug Lilly
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» Western Maryland Railway (more..)
» Steam Shay (more..)
» Unknown
» Cass, West Virginia, USA (more..)
» May 17, 1981
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» WM 6 (more..)
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» Doug Lilly (more..)
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The 1981 Railfan Weekend ay Cass Scenic Railroad featured a Friday evening trip on the former C&O along the Greenbrier River north of Cass. Saturday’s events were a doubleheaded trip to Bald Knob (there’s not much of a view in the fog) and a night photo session. The feature event was the inaugural excursion with newly-acquired Western Maryland Shay 6, a round trip to Durbin along the Greenbrier River. Unlike most Shays, which were used in lumbering operations, WM 6 was a coal hauler. Seen here being assembled at Cass, the photo freight assembled featured several Western Maryland hoppers to replicate regular service. Only the WM “speed lettering” , introduced three years after the big Shay’s service life ended, gives away that this is a recreation of an earlier era.
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