(l-r) Shay 11, Heisler 6 and Shay 2 storm through the Cass yard during Sunday morning's famous three-train race. Only a few more weeks until these scenes are repeated in the hills of eastern WV.
A top-and-tailed log train drifts around Gum Curve.
A bit of an overhead detail shot of 1928 Pacific Coast #2.
Engineer Brad Hoover seems to be posing but the grin is no doubt because he’s chuckling and thinking, “hmmm, look at all the foamers.”
Dual engines create twin columns of steam at the switchback.
Cass locomotives #2, #6 & #11 race side by side
Cass #2 pulling a log train just past the Yard Limit
In a time honored tradition, all 5 crew members of this Mower Lumber log train take a rest as their Shay siphons water out of an old stationary boiler at Oats Run.
Loaded logs wait to make the descent from West Virginia’s second highest peak.
During a bathroom stop at Whittaker late on Saturday, some fans walked up to take a close-up look at the motive power. Note the offset boiler due to the gears on the engineer's side of the locomot... (more)
Cass #2 pulls a trainload of railfans through the scenic countryside.
Log train #2 approaching the bridge
Log train #2 rounds the curve
Shay 2 basks in evening light at the Cass depot.
Riders in the "cinder car" grab a shot of Shay 2 hauling us up the side of Cheat Mountain. I particularly like the guy's jacket representing just about every railroad in the Northeast.