The Cass Scenic Railroad

Cass Scenic Railroad Heisler No. 6 along with Shay No. 11 lead a loaded log train down the former C&O mainline. Note the Cass Country store which was built in 1902 in the background and that the locomotives have been temporarily lettered for predecessor logging railroads that operated at Cass. (Walter Scriptunas II, Public Domain)

For information on the railroad and its operations, contact Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, 304-456-4300, 800-CALL-WVA, http://www.cassrailroad.com.

For information on the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association, the nonprofit foundation and partner with the Cass Scenic Railroad, see http://www.msrlha.org.

For local tourist information, contact Pocahontas County at 800-336-7009, http://www.pocahontascountywv.com or http://www.naturesmountainplayground.com.

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OTHER TOURIST TRAINS

Here is a roundup of other tourist trains in nearby states:

—Kentucky

Big South Fork Scenic Railway, Stearns, 800-462-5664 or 606-376-5350, http://www.bsfsry.com.

My Old Kentucky Home Dinner Train, Bardstown, 800-801-3463 or 502-348-7500, http://www.kydinnertrain.com.

Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven, 800-272-0152 or 502-549-5470, http://www.kyrail.org.

Bluegrass Railroad Museum, Versailles, 800-755-2476 or 859-873-2468, http://www.bgrm.org.

—West Virginia

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad with four routes, Durbin, 304-636-9477 or 877-686-7245, http://www.mountainrail.com.

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, Romney, 304-424-0736, http://www.potomaceagle.info.

C.P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society's New River Gorge trips, 866-639-7487, http://www.newrivertrain.com.

—Maryland

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, Cumberland, 800-872-4650, http://www.wmsr.com.

—Pennsylvania

East Broad Top Railroad, Rockhill Furnace, 814-447-3011, http://www.ebtrr.com.

Kiski Junction Railroad, Schenley, 724-295-5577, http://www.kiskijunction.com.

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, New Hope, 215-862-2332, http://www.newhoperailroad.com.

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad, Titusville, 814-676-1733, http://www.octrr.org.

Strasburg Railroad, Strasburg, 717-687-7522, http://www.strasburgrailroad.com.

Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad, Middletown, 717-944-4435, http://www.mhrailroad.com.

—North Carolina

Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, 800-526-5740, http://www.tweetsie.com.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City, 800-872-4681, ext. 84, http://www.gsmr.com.

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Bob Downing: bdowning@thebeaconjournal.com