Cass Locomotives

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Wed Sep 10 17:41:18 EDT 2008

I just came back from a weekend visit. The place is amazingly beautiful. My wife and I rode up and down the mountain. Cass used two engines to get the train up the mountain. After reaching the top, the second engine went back down. The trip down the mountain was fascinating as the brakemen (and women) used each car's hand brakes to help control the descent (smoking brakes and all). It was a blast !

Steve Watson
modeling N&W '45-'60 in HO

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Subject: Cass Locomotives

Most members of this forum are well acquainted with the Cass Scenic Railroad in the mountain state of West Virginia, but unless you have already seen the attached Cass photo made this past May, you should be impressed by this line up of the world's largest collection of geared steam locomotives. There are six, count them, geared locomotives under steam.

In fact, where else in America could you find six locomotives of any type under steam simultaneously?

Not shown is a Climax locomotive that is being restored at Cass by the Mountain State Railroad and Logging Historical Association volunteers.

Gordon Hamilton
Member MSR&LHA


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