Cass Night Watch. A lone Shay locomotive stands by for late light switching duty on the platform at the old C&O Depot in Cass, WV. Mower Shay #4 is the duty locomotive this evening, and th... (more)
Cass Depot, ca 1948. With the day's operations shut down several hours ago and the locomotive fires banked, a couple of Mower Lumber Co. night hostlers chat on the empty platform of the old... (more)
Mower Lumber Co., Whittaker Camp. Mower Lumber Company employees return to their bunkhouse upon the completion of their shift, loading fresh timber onto log flats for transport down to the ... (more)
Heading out to Spruce. Mower Lumber Company Shay #4 shoves a string of empty flats and log bunks up the shallow grade at Old Spruce, with a lone "woodhick" riding shotgun and keep... (more)
Freight to Cheat Bridge. Spring has sprung in the hills of Southeastern West Virginia and the leaf buds are popping everywhere as the former Meadow River Heisler #6.....now Cass Scenic Rail... (more)
Crossing the Shaver's Fork. Greenbrier & Elk River Shay #5....better known today as Cass Shay #5....crosses the Shaver's Fork of the Cheat River for the upteeth time on her northbound trek ... (more)
Spruce to Cheat Bridge. Lettered for the Greenbrier & Elk River Railroad, the Cass Scenic Railroad's oldest Shay Locomotive hauls a couple of well-used gondolas across the Shaver's Fork of ... (more)
Hitchin' a ride. A lone Mower Lumber Company "woodhick" hitches a ride up Cass Hill on a consist of empty log bunks headed for the logging camp at Spruce, just over a mile ahead. ... (more)
Cass Scenic Railroad locomotives Shay 2, 4, 5, 11 and Climax 9 sit steamed up during a photoshoot on a warm June night in Cass, WV
Shay # 11 of the Cass Scenic Railroad was built in 1923 for the Hutchinson Lumber Co.’s Oroville (Butte County), California, mill operation. Running for the CSRR since 1997.
Shay # 6 of the Cass Scenic Railroad, the last Shay and second largest Shay ever out-shopped by Lima in 1945, built for the Western Maryland Ry.
Shay power with # 6, # 11 and # 5 of the Cass Scenic Railroad.
Shay # 5 of the Cass Scenic Railroad with a log train on a rainy may day. The locomotive was built in 1905 for the West Virginia Spruce Lumber Co.’s Greenbrier & Elk River R.R. and is the oldest a... (more)
The 3 truck Heisler # 6 of the Cass Scenic Railroad in the woods of West Virginia.
"Logging Legends of West Virginia" - Seeing 5 operational steam locomotives, fired up all at the same time is not commonplace in modern railroading, and is quite the feat. Out of the 5 i... (more)