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Mountain Railroading in West Virginia

The 11 miles of logging railroad at Cass Scenic Railroad are all that remain of more than 3,000 miles of mountain-climbing logging track built by West Virginia timber companies in the early twentieth century. The locomotives that push tourist trains up Cheat Mountain today are the same ones – 6 Shays, a Heisler, and a Climax – that hauled millions of logs down to lumber mills at Cass and other locations. These locomotives are driven by direct gearing to the wheels, which makes them ideal for use on the steep grades and marginal track of mountain railroads.

Link: History of Cass Scenic Railroad

Leaving for Bald Knob

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Leaving for Bald Knob

Climbing Cass Hill

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Climbing Cass Hill

Cass Railroad Facilities

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Cass Railroad Facilities