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)
Shay #5, Shay #4, and the Heisler #6 sit all under steam, ready to do some heavy climbing on the mountain.
A chore that has been going on in this very location for a hundred years. Cass shay #11 is being filled with coal for the next days run to Whittaker Station
Danny greasing Big 6 before heading the rest of the way to Bald Knob. Compared to the other locomotives, Big 6's cylinders just tower over Danny.
Shay #11 heads to the Cass Shops to pick up passenger cars for the days runs to Whittaker Station. You can tell how cold it is outside by seeing how much steam is coming out of the cylinders. You ... (more)
Shay #6 sits after pushing the last train of the season with Shay #5 and Shay #4 at the end of a beautiful last day.
Danny fills up the oil hopper before heading back to Cass ending the season for Cass. This was the last Bald Knob run of the year.
Shay #5 sits at the Water Tower at Cass waiting to head back to the yard. The fireman and a rail-fan talk about the 103 year old locomotive.
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
Old Shay 5 and WM 67 are at it again! CLICK HERE for another "race" scene between these two locos a few days previous.
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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.