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Cass Scenic Railroad

242 Main Street, Cass, WV 24927

The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad operates historic steam-driven locomotives and classic, diesel-powered vintage passenger trains. The Cass Scenic Railroad, located in Pocahontas County, is operated by the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.

The Cass Scenic Railroad is the same line built in 1901 to haul lumber to the mill in Cass, West Virginia. The locomotives are the same Shay locomotives used in Cass during that time, and in the rainforests of British Columbia for more than a half-century. Many of the passenger cars are old logging flatcars that have been refurbished.

Cass is the home to the world’s largest fleet of geared Shay locomotives. Six Shays, one Heisler, and one Climax reside here. The legendary turn-of-the-century class C-80 Shay, #5 has been toiling up Cheat Mountain for nearly 100 years, making it one of the oldest engines in continuous service on its original line, and the second oldest Shay in existence.

Cass Scenic Railroad Trains departing from Cass, WV: