People of all ages can be seen pointing out and admiring the beauty of God’s country, as they ride the train up the mountain. The Cass Scenic Railroad is a glimpse into a bygone era. An era where steam was king and the work was plenty. Mighty men battled Mother Nature’s toughest conditions here, all in the name of progress. Pulled by an extraordinary piece of late twentieth century technology, the Shay locomotive, you’ll have the chance to see for yourself the challenges these men faced.
This video highlights the last operating season of the Cass Scenic Railroad under the auspices of the State of West Virginia. At the time this documentary was filmed, the Cass Scenic Railroad was undergoing a major management transition. It was decided within the State of West Virginia that the railroad would be better suited under the management of a private corporation. In 2015, the Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad will have assumed operations of the Cass Scenic Railroad. Many of the employees of the State of West Virginia that were involved with Cass and this documentary will be transferred to different departments, or will be given the option to stay with the new management company.
This is definitely a railroad documentary you will want to add to your collection.