Here’s a look inside the smokebox at the superheater header of an abandoned 1943 consolidation on the Cass dead line. It seems that a few plants decided to call this rather inhospitable env... (more)
An interesting study of the nozzle structure and front flue sheet inside the open smoke box of 102 year old Shay 5 residing in the Cass Shop. Even without the spark arrestor, that stack is rather... (more)
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.
Nothing says logging railroad like geared locomotives and spruce trees.
Ah, the tedium of steam restoration. Chalk markings show the cylinder mount bore of a 1919 Climax being restored by the Mtn. State RR & Logging Hist. Assoc. The clock on the wall seems fitting as ... (more)
Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #6 leads a log train around Gum curve during MSR&LHA'S Cass Railfan Weekend.
Heisler #6 leads a doubleheaded log train past milepost 83.
Shay #2 pulls a log train above Gum Curve.
Heisler #6 leads a doubleheaded passenger train along with Shay #11 up the 8% grade below Whittaker Station.
Both engineer Danny Seldomridge and his fireman look quite obviously perplexed. They’re probably trying to figure out what Carl Franz is dreaming up for them to do next.
Cass acquired this 1920 class 80-3 Shay from Washington in 2002. Initial plans, which called for restoring this engine in short order because of the sound boiler, never happened. One can see that... (more)
A log train crosses the second Shavers Fork bridge north of Spruce.
Cass’s two popular west coast Shays (2 from British Columbia and 11 from California) arrive at the junction of the CSRR and the West Virginia Central at Spruce.
I caught a shot of the Heisler on the tail track of the wye as the passenger train rolled through on the main.