2019 Cass Logging
Saturday, June 29, 2019
This is a preliminary list of the 2019 Cass Logging Days
activities. A more detailed list, including times, will be posted here as the event gets closer
and the schedule is finalized. All events except the regularly
scheduled Cass train trips are free and everyone is welcome.
Whistle Blow: Artie Barkley,
long-time locomotive engineer at Cass,
will discuss and demonstrate a variety of train and other whistles at
scheduled times throughput the day. Whistles are loud so ear
protection is required and will be provided.
Cass Train Rides and runbys:
The regularly scheduled train trips to
Whittaker Station and Bald Knob will be running. Both will
feature a “photo runby” where the train backs down the track after
passengers debark and then pulls forward to provide a great opportunity
to photograph the Shay in action. Paid tickets are required for
the train rides.
Blacksmith Demonstrations: A
local blacksmith will give demonstrations
throughout the day.
Vintage Chainsaw Display:
Several unusual looking early chainsaws will
be on display and there will be periodic discussions of the merits and
drawbacks of these early designs.
Artisan Craft Sales: There will
be vendors selling products
hand-crafted in West Virginia.
Portable Sawmill: See how the
logs are processed today for local and
farm use with a small portable sawmill.
Cass Historical Museum: The
Cass Historical Museum will be open all day
and there will be someone available to answer your questions about the
Museum’s eclectic collection of artifacts.
Cass Store Tours: There will
periodic tours of the normally-closed
second floor and basement of the Cass store. The tour will also
include the former ice plant in the back of the Visitor Center.
hayrides through the town will be
available throughout the day.
Smoky the Bear: Smoky will be
making periodic visits throughout the day
to explain good forest conservation and fire safety to the kids.
Music: Local musicians will
play traditional mountain music during the
Last Run Restaurant: The Last
Run Restaurant (in the Cass store) will
feature logging themed meal options.