Web site information
A project to upgrade the Association's Web site was started in 2013. The goal was to give the site a new, more modern look while still retaining the historical content of the old site. However, after a number of delays and technical issues, it became clear that the plan was not working. At its September 19, 2015 meeting the MSR&LHA Board voted to restore the original site and keep it in place while a new site is designed and implemented.
This is the original site with some updates to provide timely information.
Cass Railfan Weekend
The Association’s Board of Directors has reluctantly decided not to sponsor a 2016 Cass Railfan Weekend. This decision was made at the Association's August 1 Board meeting and was made for the following reasons:
1. With the relatively low attendance we had in 2014 and 2015 (just over 200 riders both years), we feel that the profit potential in 2016 does not justify the risk and expense of running the Weekend.
2. There are likely to be multiple railfan events competing for railfan attendance in 2016.
The Board's decision not to host a Weekend in 2016 does not mean that we are abandoning Railfan Weekend or Cass. We will be seriously considering a 2017 Weekend and we will consider our options as that time gets closer.
It’s possible the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad or another group may have a similar railfan event in 2016. Check the D&GVRR Web site, http://mountainrailwv.com/, in case a railfan event at Cass is announced there.
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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|January 16, 2016
7 PM in the Terry House in Cass, W. Va. Note:
Sleeping accommodations will be very limited. Contact Bob Hoke at
email@example.com if you are interested in spending the night.