This page is dedicated to Cass Scenic Railroad
and Philip V. Bagdon. Cass, one of
the smartest saves that any one state could have made.
only a tourist
railroad, but it is a living monument to the days of steam, logging, and
our past. To Philip, whom passed in 2003, by far the most
knowledgeable name in Cass history since Catty Neighbors .
It is not just a loop or a little five mile stretch of track in the middle
where, this is a true
ex-logging railroad that was built at the
turn of the Century. The
scenic railroad will guide you
up a average 5% grade once called Cass Hill to Whittaker
station, then just a pasture, where a railroad section camp was placed to house immigrant
workers from 1901 to the 1930's. Then, if you choose, it will take you to Bald Knob, where
a real logging camp was placed in 1901.
Cass is home to a Climax,
one of the few remaining. As of now, it is under restoration by Mountain State a local Historical
Society. They are well on their way in rebuilding this Moore and Keppel Co. # 9
(Middle Fork RR
Co.#6) Climax. Please visit their website and give your support.
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