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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Cass Mountain Vintage Railroad

One of the Cass Scenic Railroad Shay locomotives pulls into the Cass Railroad station. Equipped with a unique cog drive train, these locomotive were purpose-built to negotiate the step climb through the mountains of West Virginia to loggin sites from which they hauled the timber down to the depot here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Cass, West Virginia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Alan Kolnik