Almost Heaven: West Virginia. John Denver couldn’t have said it better himself. In this video, you’ll be in mountain country, riding on West Virginia’s best kept secret: the Cass Scenic Railroad. Since being operated by the State in 1963, the Cass Scenic Railroad has carried nearly three million people, treating them to some of the most spectacular mountain views that America has to offer. Young and old, the railroad buff, and just your average tourist, flock here every year from all over the world to experience the sights, sounds, and even the smells that Cass has to offer.