A Carl Franz photo special passes the rarely used upper water tank (a rusty old boiler) approaching Bald Knob.
Walter's recent switchback shot made me think of this different angle. One can easily see how much elevation these things help a ... (more)
The conductor watches the track ahead as Shay 11 shoves a flat though the junction at Old Spruce.
Oh Deer! ...sorry, couldn't avoid the pun. On a damp, hazy morning several light footed creatures dash across the tracks in front of a descending passenger train. Fortunately the furry guys wer... (more)
A top-and-tailed log train drifts around Gum Curve.
A bit of an overhead detail shot of 1928 Pacific Coast #2.
With 1929 Heisler #6 on the point, a doubleheaded log train stomps up the 8% grade at Oats Run passing the rusty old boiler and tender tank after Railroad: Cass Scenic RailroadLocomotive: 3 truck HeislerLocation: West Virginia, USALocomotive #: CSRR 6Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 12, 2007
Conductor Bob Starke uses hand signals to direct the engineer of Shay 11 in coupling to a flat car. Two other crewmen keep an eye on the knuckles to make sure they're alligned properly.
Taking a walk away from the photo line, I decided to grab a broadside of Shay 11 dropping down the 6% grade between the switchbacks.
The Shavers Fork of the Cheat River is the constant companion of this portion of the West Virginia Central.
A log train thunders by the Cass shops and past the deadline which includes a little GE 45 ton center cab, an old lathe on a flatcar, and a few derelict Shays.
Although the boiler house and drying kilns are still standing, this collection of foundation footings, pulleys, drive shafts, flywheels, and other metal junk are all that remains of the once huge ... (more)
Two former South Branch Valley ALCOs, one still in B&O paint, sit in the weeds near Cass without a single intact pane of glass to their name.
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.”
A log train trundles down the old Greenbrier, Cheat, and Elk mainline.