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Cass Scenic Railroad
Cass Scenic Railroad

Our Price: $59.95
Pages: 238
Trim: 8.75 x 11.25
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-9899837-0-9

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Fifty Years A State Park A Century Of Steam On Bald Knob

By Tim Hensley, Bob Withers and Ken Miller

Noted rail historians and authors have produced an all-new, detailed history on the Cass Scenic Railroad. This book features many new and previously unpublished photos of the railroad and its predecessors and over 500 vintage color and black & white photos of the railroad and town with colorful, readable text, including anecdotes from long-time engineer Artie Barkley.

Founded in 1900 as a logging railway, the railroad at Cass was part of a huge pulp and paper operation, later serving the Mower Lumber Company. In the 1960’s it made a successful transition from industrial to recreational and educational use as the state of West Virginia took it over and turned it into the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. In the past 50 years, it has attracted countless visitors who take advantage of the opportunity to ride in authentic steam-powered trains up some of the most rugged terrain in the eastern United States. Steam engine enthusiasts also appreciate the tremendous effort that goes into restoring and maintaining these fully functional locomotives, work that takes place on-site.