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Geared Shay Steam Locomotives

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Published on Jul 23, 2012

Footage of the Cass Scenic Railway in Cass West Virginia, recorded from Monday, July 9, 2012 through Wednesday July 11, 2012. This video includes an overview of the town, locomotive facility, and runbys. If you have not made a trip to Cass, you should go. They are very friendly and informative. Locomotive shop tour is FREE. Just ask a staff member and they will get you a pass!

Highlights:
00:00 Overview of the historic town of Cass
00:45 Inbound train from Whittaker led by Shay #4

Cass Locomotive Shop
01:40 Shay #11 and Heisler #6
01:54 Inside the shop we see unmarked Shay #3 and a dismantled Shay #2. Shay #2 is the next locomotive scheduled to be repaired and returned to service.
02:29 In the shop next to the one seen previous, is the facility where Climax locomotive #9 is being restored. They anticipate to have this unit in running condition by 2014.
02:45 Shay #5 takes a train from the shop area to Cass station to board passengers for the Whittaker trip.
03:17 Shay #5 heading towards Whittaker with a loaded train. The boiler on the flatcar is for Climax #9.
03:48 An elevated view of the Cass Locomotive Shop.
04:00 Shay #5 running engine lite to pickup the consist for the run to Whittaker.
05:21 Shay #5, with consist, breaks to fill up with water, then heads to Cass station to pickup passengers.
06:50 Engineer Danny, with Shay #6 running engine lite to prep for the train trip to Bald Knob.
08:08 Setup at the Whittaker Campground, we catch Shay #6 taking its train up the mountain towards Bald Knob.
10:06 After meeting the Bald Knob train at the switchback, Shay #5 brings the Whittaker train back down the mountain towards Cass.
11:20 Shay #5 departs with a packed train for another run to Whittaker.
All footage recorded by Jared Davis

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