Cass Scenic Railroad

Nestled in the mountains of West Virginia, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park offers excursions that transport you back in time to relive an era when steam-driven locomotives were an essential part of everyday life. Trips to Cass are filled with rich histories of the past, unparalleled views of a vast wilderness area, and close-up encounters with the sights and sounds of original steam-driven locomotives.

 

 

cass trainCass is the home to the world’s largest fleet of geared Shay locomotives. Six Shays, one Heisler and one Climax reside here. The legendary turn-of-the-century class C-80 Shay, #5 has been toiling up Cheat Mountain for nearly 100 years, making it one of the oldest engines in continuous service on its original line, and the second oldest Shay in existence.

 

 

The town of Cass remains relatively unchanged. The restored company houses, add to the charm and atmosphere of the town. From the company store and museum to the train depot, you’ll find an abundance of things to do prior to your departure on the historic Cass Railroad.

 

 

cass storeFrom the company store and museum to the train depot, you’ll find an abundance of things to do prior to your departure on the historic Cass Railroad.

  • Arrive a couple hours early to take advantage of the free interpretive tours of the locomotive shops (when available), and the Cass Showcase orientation film and diorama.

 

 

Visit Cass Railroad State Park for more information,

Train schedule and reservations at Mountain Rail Adventures website.

Bring more clothes than you expect you’ll need – mountain air is much cooler!