LOGGING DAYS: The Association is working with the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park to produce the 2018 Cass Logging Days on June 22-24, 2018. This event will feature a variety of historical and logging-related activities. More information will be posted here as soon as the details are confirmed.
CASS 5K STUMP RUN: This is a scenic foot race through the area in and around the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park on June 23, 2018. Cass was a lumber town and the base for a massive logging operation in the early 20th century. The sawmill is now a rusting hulk and the trains carry tourists instead of logs. The Cass Stump Run follows part of an old railroad grade, passes through the site of a plant that extracted chemical from the bark stripped from logs, and goes through part of the town on a boardwalk. The course runs through a mix of history and great scenery and is part of the 2018 Cass Logging Days activities. Click here for more information and to register.
RAIL HERITAGE WEEKEND: The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad (the operator of the Cass Scenic Railroad's trains) is having a 3-day Rail Heritage Weekend at Cass on May 18-20. Click here for more information. Note: This event is being run by the railroad and MSR&LHA is not involved in any way.
Past Association Projects
The Greenacre Photo Award
Historic Interpreter Jobs in Cass
There are two Facebook pages devoted to the Association and the Cass Scenic Railroad:
The Association's Facebook page contains more timely information than this Web page. Click here to go to the page.
The Casshews page is an informal site that is devoted to the Cass Scenic Railroad. Click here to go to the page.
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The links below will lead you to photo albums that document the Association's activities over the years and the equipment and operations of the Cass Scenic Railroad.
There are a number of videos of railfan trips at Cass on the YouTube Web site. Go to www.youtube.com and enter cass railroad (two words with a space between) in the search window.
Photos of Association Activities
Recent Climax Restoration Project activities (1)
Recent Climax Restoration Project Activities (2)
Recent Climax Restoration Project Activities (3)
Early Climax Restoration Work (1)
Early Climax Restoration Work (2)
Constructing the Whittaker Camp (1991-96)
Reconstructing the "wye" Track (1997)
Moving Shay 11 from California (1998)
Constructing & Equipping the Restoration Building (2000-02)
Rebuilding the Cass "Bobber" Caboose
Photos from the Greenacre Photo Contest
Photos of West Virginia Lumbering & Railroads
Other West Virginia Railroads (1)
The Greenbrier Railroad
Short video of Ely Thomas operations in 1964-65
Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. Log Line in 1958
Photos of the Cass Scenic Railroad
Historic Operations (1901-60)
Cass Railroad Operations (1)
Cass Railroad Operations (2)
Cass Railroad Operations (3)
Cass Railroad Operations (4)
The Town of Cass
The (former) Town of Spruce
Cass Shop (before the 1972 fire)
Cass Shop (after the fire)
Cass Lumber Mill
Cass Roster - Locomotives
The Cass Roster - Rolling Stock
Cass Track Guide
Comparison of Geared Locomotive Types
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|Saturday, June 23, 2018
||The MSR&LHA Annual Meeting
will be held during the Cass Logging Days. The meeting will
probably be at 7 PM in the Community Center in the Cass Scenic Railroad
|Saturday, September 22, 2018
|| MSR&LHA Board Meeting at 7 PM in
the Terry House in the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.
|Saturday, December 8, 2018
||MSR&LHA Board Meeting at 7 PM in the Terry House in the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.