Cass Railroad #4 passes the former lumber drying kilns. After receiving major work to a cracked cylinder over the winter. Shay 4 is tested out for the first time. No big problems were found. With ... (more)
After receiving major work to a cracked cylinder over the winter. Shay 4 is tested out for the first time. No big problems were found. With five engines ready for service at any time the Cass Scen... (more)
Mower Lumber Company Shay #4 pauses to take on water at the Cass Tank before dropping its string of log cars at the nearby saw mill. Of course, this is a recreation for photographers and one o... (more)
Shay 4's fireman tightens down the stack's grate before the day's operations.
Mower Lumber Company Shay #4 arrives at Whittaker Camp with a short log train on a misty gray morning in May.
A Mower Lumber Company crew enjoys a brief break after a run from Spruce to the Cass Mill with a fresh load of timber around 1948. OK, so the uniforms are a dead give-away that this is really 20... (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
A Mower Lumber Company log train glides around Gum Curve on a cool, cloudy morning, so typical of springtime on Cheat Mountain.
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 early morning light shines on Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #4 as we head to Spruce a half hour ahead of the MSR&LHA chartered passenger train. Once at Spruce we would take on water and prepare th... (more)
Chris and Danny tend to Shay #4 at Spruce while waiting for the MSR&LHA chartered Railfan special.
A well organized night session at the Cass Scenic Railroad
Mower Lumber Co. Shays 4 & 5 rest near the Cass depot.
At roughly 4000 ft MSL, the Oats Creek Water Tank at Cass Scenic Railroad is often shrouded in clouds during wet weather. In this photo, Shay #4 has completed a water stop and is resuming its cl... (more)
Mower Shay #4 drifts downhill at the second switchback with a log train in tow. The cloudy, misty day provided nice even lighting for deep woodland shots such as this one.