Two Shays meet in the valley near the old town site of Spruce. Pictured here are 90-ton model 11 built in 1923 and 80-ton model 5 built in 1905. The 5 has spent its entire life hauling logs then t... (more)
Shay 4's fireman tightens down the stack's grate before the day's operations.
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)
Venerable Shay 5 gets oiled and water before leading Saturday's packed railfan weekend trip to Spruce.
Shay 2 taking a drink. CLIC... (more)
A smoky morning with Cass's two authentic Mower Lumber Co. Shays: on the left, class 70-3 #4; on the right, class 80-3 #5. Railroad: Cass Scenic RailroadLocomotive: 3 truck ShayLocation: Cass, West Virginia, USALocomotive #: CSRR 4Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 18, 2008
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PAN SHOT of a Shay in action. Contrary to popular belief, it is in fact possible for the naked eye to perceive movement as Cass! Photo taken at 1/13 sec. That's engineer Danny Seldomridge who loo... (more)
The crew of Shay 5 oils around during a Mountain State RR & Logging Historical Assoc. night photo shoot.
Log train? No. Classic Cass? Yes. Looking like a Cass Scenic RR train straight out of the 1960s before foreign power started arriving on the line, Shays 4 & 5 cross Leatherbark Creek in the pourin... (more)
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.
In a time honored Cass tradition, firewoman Amy fastens the spark arrestor on Shay 5. The grate is so thick that, if left in place at night, the lack of draft would cause smoke to exit through the... (more)
Mower Lumber Co. Shays 4 & 5 rest near the Cass depot.
Mower Lumber Shays 4 & 5 round the curve on the ex-WM trackage at Spruce.
A Trains Unlimited charter lead by 103 year old Shay 5 siphons water from a below ground tank under the watchful eyes of the Cass crew.