Shay 11 rounds the big curve at Spruce on the former Western Maryland. It’s hard to imagine this remote valley was once the site of a bustling logging town.
Tripleheaded steam is an impressive sight, even when only moving at ten or so miles an hour.
One couldn't ask for a more beautiful day to be aboard a log train climbing the side of Cheat Mountain.
A double headed log train smokes it up on its climb towards Bald Knob, the second highest peak in West Virginia.
A log train crosses the third bridge over the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River on its way north.
Under some interesting lighting, the log train tackles the 9% grade on the approach to Bald Knob looking like a moving wildfire.
The three train race: classic Cass. Shays 4 and 5 should join these three for the start of the operating season once their paperwork is filed. With five engines potentially under steam at any gi... (more)
Pacific Coast Shay 2 peaks out of Limestone Cut with a log train. Shay 2 was built in 1928, has 13x15 inch cylinders, makes 38,200 lbs. of tractive effort, and has burnt wood, oil, and coal over ... (more)
Shay 11 shoves around Gum Curve with a passenger train. 11 was built in 1923, sports 14.5x15 inch cylinders, makes 40,400 lbs. of tractive effort, and is a favorite with the crews at Cass.
Coal smoke anyone?
The crew chats as a log train takes water at the Oats Run stop, which consists of an old boiler and tender tank. These engines are equipped with a steam powered siphon and are able to suck water ... (more)
90 ton Heisler #6 backs into town on a cool morning.
Shays 2, 11, and 6 as well as Heisler 6 perform for a crowd of railfans for the line's popular railfan weekend. Few things can beat seeing 4 engines under steam at one time.
As seen from the front platforn of the caboose, Shay 5 pulls a photo charter up the side of Cheat Mountain.