The Cass Scenic Railway
Cass, West Virginia

 Cass Shay #2

 Postcard from Cass

In October of 1993, we travelled from Lexington to the mountains of Eastern West Virginia to ride the Cass Scenic Railway. It was the last weekend of the season, and we were hoping for clear weather for viewing the fall colors.

As it turned out, we couldn't have picked a better day than that Friday. We rode all the way to the top of Bald Knob, our train pushed by the double-headed Lima Shay Locomotives #2 (shown here being prepared for the trip, built in 1928) and #5 (built in 1905). The day was clear and crisp; the breeze at the top was brisk, and (being Friday) the crowd was not overwhelming.

We had plenty of time to ramble over the grounds (CASS Scenic Railway is a West Virginia State Park) and see all the history of the place. We had breakfast at the "Company Store", bought tee-shirts at one of the concessions, and visited the beautiful HO re-creation of the Lumber Company which was the beginning of the current tourist operation. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to return.

Photo (top) was taken October 8, 1993. The second is from a postcard.

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Last Updated July 25, 2002.