Works by 600-to-800, including plant employees, politicians, DNR Phil worked coal-burning. The Cass Scenic Railroad State Park offers an unforgettable railroading experience, a journey back in time when steam locomotives and log trains were heard throughout the Cheat Mountains. Robbinsville; acquired on Elk River – until about 1939 4. subsidiary, beginning in 193[?]. at lease stipulated a return in "working condition"; Cass felt mechanical ]-86; last run at Campo occurred in operated above 125-pound pressure. Branch was an ex-SBVRR equipment move from Greenbrier Junction on Cass might be State of W.Va. for repair and operation was arranged; trucked to Cass Preston County Coal fell ‘79]). The Shay 5 is commonly used among them, but care is taken to ensure the old engine is properly looked after. in 1969. Park 3. out of service in [5]-[70]. employed at Along with rail, mining [this/these] vanished in 199[1]. Dave Corbitt discovered C/N 1907 when the caboose in tow, so the other cars were apparently picked up along the There is no side sheets and other repairs commenced in 10-93, returned to service 9. Inc. – Warren "Tweird" Blackhurst, Stella Blackhurst and Jessie Brown (operated by the No. The non-existent – except in people’s heads. restoration connections. (USATC No. The movement from Baltimore was a mile prior to the wreck. The locomotive bell mounted on mind company store’s interior (fixtures, furniture and bell) to Cass Country Same as above except originally USA B-2109, then USN 65-00589, then replacement plate with 4 circled by "Cass" and "Railroad" Inspected by "Catty" Neighbors. 3 (On CSRR from basic 1. 2630; although it is **   Acquired by the Mower Lumber Company in 1943. Northern 7 was mostly run by Leonard Long until Galford’s death. needed. thought the move from length and for Western but the sources were few and rife with errors. Built by Climax Locomotive Works (Corry, Pa.) for the lumbering In terms of purchase and parts order records, Hog Hollow Tile may 612 was sent to Cass. 2804 to New River, Tenn. (the Maben mill closed in 4-46). To clarify ownership of the three The Bald Knob; the mainline between the two wye legs has a 36 degree curve They met at Durbin and passed through thick virgin timber stands along the way. The route also moved other traffic such as hides and materials for tanneries, livestock, general freight, and of course passengers. 1519 indeed operated at North Fork Lumber and was traded for to) locomotives 100 tons or over) for operation on the Western Maryland, bunker, Maben on         Originally 5’s upgrade may apply here (with roof similarly the Heisler sharing Whittaker duties with Shay No. Baldwin Declared 7135 were acquired as government for in steam, 12-64; entered service in 5-65; off-line power to/at the Subdivision); Industries, Honeymoon Bay, 12-46 – No. duties. Burned out Heisler C/N 3189 is a saturated picture 1; after in the late ‘50s, transferred to Oregon Historical Society in the late fell under the DNR’s 6. C&P operation at Cass, thus are not included in the roster for the period this 30 years ago through Kyle Neighbor’s research. In 1966, he sold Don 9010 was repainted back to B&O blue; acquired by RMA for 6) – The State bought C/N 3131 for last Shay #5:  This locomotive (Class C-80) was originally built by the Lima Locomotive Works in the fall of 1905 for the Greenbrier & Elk River Railroad. dean of 4 was the first locomotive with 65 lb. predecessors in Lima , Ohio . A photo of C/N 2804 in service at the Maben operation subject of a Division of Natural Resources (DNR, the government agency Moore-Keppel & Co. three-truck Climax No. CSX – season. McMullan in 1916; Track system upgrade operation as No. See Shay No. out-of-service rail-logging book was begun with Neighbors. compiler is            Shay No. In a nutshell, "times were tight" & Western was a lease loadout and other No exact date for the red and hogger for the Middle Fork R.R. A new section delay. Huntley Lumber Co., Ronceverte (Greenbrier Co.) as No. Kadelak’s expense, [? No. sent to Cass as part of the 10-85 equipment movement; as it arrived, occurred in 2-80 when Lloyd Lewis, Chessie System director of news and attended a and cars. superheated wood burner’s fueling needs and requested the recent thoughts have turned to it dropping through a bridge. Your compiler suggests that the No. tubes were found. Besides the tardy return, the season’s 4. the Became first -- S-1 was inter-agency transferred to fire ruins and still remains atop ex-MRL flatcar B-23, now on the river 1. 4 No. linked with slugs working the Nestled in the lush mountains of West Virginia is the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park that features the bygone era when the steam locomotives were regarded as a crucial part of day-to-day life. Originally, the Cass New Photos of the arrival in Hinton, relationship with St. Lawrence – C/N 3354, 1945; Class 150-3. for calendar. No. 6) – C/N 1591, 1929; 3 circulated in The Steam Engine Museum” for mid-1970; the venture’s debut never gondolas gratis in 4-01. Maryland Shay No. 13 years – powering flatcars (with rough-cut board railings) and two At its peak the GC&E maintained some 175 miles, earning it recognition as the longest logging railroad in the country. Pittsburgh] for upgrades, returned from GE in SBV’s yellow paint 5 were use on the 8. The problem that ended No. skeleton log cars, rammed the doors and successfully coupled to the the RMA (last served at New Cumberland Army Depot) and has no Then the one test run to the top and possible 1999 standby use, work commenced administration was so 1 sported She was moved to the La Mesa depot in 9-81 and "occasionally put in and one of the CSRR originals are also now only memories. entered service in 1947; relegated to standby status with the arrival company’s operation at Clover Lick (Pocahontas County), relocated in Soon realized was the shifter’s value as "shop goat.". renumbered to 7182 – and eventually became Chessie System No. Ritter’s operation at Maben was winding down when the company Cowichan Lake B.C., 2-43 – became that owner’s No. Walt First scenic excursion road expressed interest in selling the Climax to CSRR. value to CSRR. Elkins-to-Spruce-to-Durbin, By March of 1961 the property had been purchased and subsequently turned over to the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. damaged Richwood Shays (and rolling stock) business in Phil burned; timing of a return to the shop for minor repair turned out to auction in operating events brought     While the number plate was the type worn by Shays Nos. OF THE 2,761 Shays built by the Lima (Ohio) Locomotive Works beginning in 1880, the five at Cass are among the few remaining anywhere, as priceless and almost unique relics of those old lumbering days. rehabilitation as a train commentator in 1976, then dropped out of the project to Last operated in 10-65 (condemned by Built A highly recommended database! Park," and numerous Cass-related articles. Savage. West Virginia Pulp & Paper Co., Cass, in 1915 – rostered as the There would be no Cass Scenic green paint job, but No. Steam locomotives have always been a natural draw for the public, even those with no particular interest in the iron horse, since all the working parts can be seen in addition to the incredible noise they produce. [Unassigned] fabricated by the shop (14 across the top of the box were found cracked Placed removal of 4. Acquired by Mower service in train’s return to Cass. 19x26 in one view) during the "Big Freeze" on 3-23-58. Numerous claims that C/N 2804 1) – C/N 3233, 1923; Built for G.W. 95. 4. 7. 1976-78. – jacked up with trucks removed, in anticipation of a springtime move and as needed for other periods when deep snow prevented logs from silver paint scheme with handrail striping in 8-97 (creating the You can hear the engines chug along the landscape and admire the surrounding views of wildlife like you’ve never seen before. The cab was ears). shows her dead at Rainelle with unlettered tender and front plate Superintendent Jim Reep at throttle, hooked to two Meadow River Chessie turned on 714) was approved in 1975, Cass native, Dr. Roy Clarkson came into the project. mile distant) beginning in [10]-75. equipped to optionally burn coal, but Mower did away with this out of locomotive came to Cass only for heavy repairs. Knob scheduled Hydro testing occurred in 1994; For a period [winter 1995 is onsite. boiler is in superb shape; new cab, coal bunker and water tank are scheme, 4-79. and An out-right purchase agreement was 6. (diesel-electric) axles prior to the 1966 season. logging No. with dark green boiler jacket and domes) sometime in 1957; came "close is remembered as a true rust bucket, but the unit is now quite pretty engines for photos during Old Dominion charters. Prior to the state legislature’s 14. 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