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Cass Whittaker Trip @ Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
September 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 1, 2021
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 1, 2021
Whittaker Station – 4 mile, approximately 2 hr. Round – trip Excursion
Departing the Cass depot, the trip to Whittaker Station takes two hours for the eight-mile round trip. Passing the water tower and machine shop, the railroad begins to climb lower slopes of Cheat Mountain along picturesque Leatherbark Creek. The train then zigzags through two switchbacks, the engines alternately pushing then pulling passenger cars because the grade is so steep. After passing the entrance to Cass Cave, the railroad levels off for the stop at Whittaker Station, surrounded by green meadows and fine views of the countryside. There is a cool, shady picnic grove with tables where excursionists may rest and enjoy the scenery.
Whittaker Station is the location of an authentic logging camp recreated by volunteers of the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association, passengers will have a 30 minute layover to enjoy the views.