Cass Scenic Railroad Steam Show

Cass Scenic Railroad Steam Show | Train Fanatics Videos

One by one, starting with the front engine, they sound off a mean chorus of steam whistles!

Five geared steam locomotives are shown including four Shay’s (#2,4 5,11) and a Climax (#9) in the lead. Shay Locomotive #2 is sporting a Norfolk & Western “Hooter” whistle and Shay locomotive #4 is sounding off a Lunkenheimer whistle.

The Cass Scenic Railroad an 11-mile long stretch located in Cass, Pocahontas County, West Virginia and is the unofficial home of the geared locomotive!

The Classic Shay and Climax locomotives are sometimes called the “Sidewinders”.

With a geared locomotive, you will not see the stereotypical driving wheels, but rather some fascinating gears and crank shafts working in harmony that really makes you appreciate the engineering that when into this locomotive.

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Cass Scenic RailRoad, West Virginia
  • Train Name: Shay geared and Heisler geared locomotives
  • Power type: Steam Locomotive

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