Railfan weekend on track for May 18-20


CASS, W.Va. – The Mountain State Railroad and Logging Historical Association and the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park have announced that the 34th annual Railfan Weekend will be held at the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in Pocahontas County May 18-20.

Events scheduled.

This year’s event will continue many of the traditional favorites of railfans including many photo run-bys, tours of Cass, whistle blow, community dinner and a night photo session.

In addition to riding behind the Shay geared locomotives to Spruce and down Shavers Fork of the Cheat River on Saturday and to Whittaker Camp No. 1 Sunday, this year’s event will feature some extras.

A Shay-powered log train with log loader will make the trip to Spruce where a log loading demonstration will be held.

Guest speaker.

The featured speaker will be David Dunn, director of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, Pa.

For those dedicated railfans, tickets can be obtained by contacting Railfan Weekend, c/o Bob Hoke, 6304 Kaybro St., Laurel, MD 20707.

About the group.

The Mountain State Railroad and Logging Historical Association, a non-profit volunteer organization was founded in 1982 for the purpose of preserving and interpreting the railroad and logging history of West Virginia with particular emphasis on Cass.


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