Cass Scenic Railroad Shay No. 2 will continue her complete rebuild through the 2012 season, tucked away in the Cass Shop during the 2012 Cass Railfan Weekend.
When the last scoop of coal is thrown in the boiler and the engines are put to bed for the night, there is a few moments for a short break amongst the hulks of torn down engines. Time for a more s... (more)
Mower Lumber Company #2 climbs an incredibly steep grade after making what appears to be an incredibly sharp hair pin turn. Oh, wait, come to think of it, that is actually one of the many switchb... (more)
Just another day in the Cass Shop A look inside the firebox of Cass Scenic Railroad Shay 2 with part of the side-sheet removed for replacement.
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay 2 sits with boiler removed inside the Cass Shop as she undergoes major repairs as part of the FRA form 4 recertification.
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay 2 undergoes major repairs in the Cass shop. She will soon have her boiler removed from the frame. Repairs include a 1472 (form 4) inspection, new tires, some firebox repa... (more)
On a cool but clear late spring day, Shay 2 drifts down the mountain with two loads of logs for the sawmill in Cass. It is seen here crossing one of the log roads that also crisscross the mountain... (more)
The engineer of Shay 2 tries to gain an unfair advantage by opening the cylinder cocks in front of the other two locomotives (Heisler 6 and Shay 11) at the start of the annual three train race in ... (more)
From the Archives I Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #2 and 11 doublehead around Gum Curve during late Fall 2006.
In a steady downpour, a log train backs toward the upper switchback at the base of the 8.7% S-curve which daily taxes Cass crews to their max. Note the brakeman on the flatcar adjusting the handbr... (more)
Shay 2 taking a drink. CLIC... (more)
Shay 2 with a short log train in tow negotiates the old Western Maryland horseshoe curve at Spruce, West Virginia. The cut up ties lying trackside were left there by CSX, which made rather costly ... (more)
Power for the train to Spruce was Shay #2 instead of Shay #6 due to a broken tooth on one of #6's gears.
Cass crews take great pride in their locos. Here we see Brad (Shay 2’s hogger) readying his engine for day’s work while Jerry (his fireman) polishes the bell.
A work train pulled by Lima Shay 2 approaches the Back Mountain Road crossing.