Cass Scenic Railroad

Reservations are STRONGLY suggested to guarantee a seat!

(Departs Cass, WV Depot)

The Cass Scenic Railroad is the same line built in 1901 to haul lumber to the mill in Cass. The locomotives are the same Shay locomotives used in Cass during that time, and in the rainforests of British Columbia for more than a half-century. Many of the passenger cars are old logging flat cars that have been refurbished.

Cass is the home to the world’s largest fleet of geared Shay locomotives. Six Shays, one Heisler and one Climax reside here. The legendary turn-of-the-century class C-80 Shay, #5 has been toiling up Cheat Mountain for nearly 100 years, making it one of the oldest engines in continuous service on its original line, and the second oldest Shay in existence.


Whittaker Station – 4 mile, approximately 2 hr. Round – trip Excursion

Departing the Cass depot at either 11:00 AM or 1:30 PM, this steam engine trip takes you to Whittaker Station, located 4 miles up the track from Cass.  Whittaker Station is the location of the authentic logging camp recreated by the volunteers of the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association, where passengers will have a 30 minute layover to enjoy the views.  A concession stand and restrooms are also available at Whittaker Station.

Pricing and Schedule

2016 Cass Whittaker Station Schedule

Departs Cass Depot at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Every Saturday & Sunday in May, plus Friday, May 6 at 11AM & Memorial Day (May 30)

Tuesday through Sunday from May 31 to September 4, plus the 4th of July and Labor Day (Sept 5)

Thursday through Sunday from September 8 to September 11

Tuesday through Sunday from September 13 to October 23

Thursday through Sunday from October 27 to 30

FATHER’S DAY COOK-OUT – June 19 at 11 a.m. only (additional ticket cost)


2016 Cass Whittaker Station Rates

Adult (12–64) $37

Senior (65+) $35

Child (4–11) $27

Child (3 & under) Free

* Rates, times, dates are subject to change, including a $5 upcharge on peak Fall Saturdays.

Boarding Location:
Cass Depot
Cass, WV 24927

38°23’50.6”N 79°54’51.2”W

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Bald Knob – Approximately 22-mile, 4.5 hour round trip

At an elevation of 4,842 feet, Bald Knob is the third highest point in West Virginia.  Located 11 miles up the mountain from Cass, the Bald Knob overlook offers spectacular views (on a clear day) into two states and into the valley below, home to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.  The train will also makes a stop at Whittaker Station for a 30 minute layover.  A “King of the Road” hobo lunch will be provided to enjoy with your ride as well.

Pricing & Schedule

2016 Cass Bald Knob Schedule

Departs Cass Depot at 11:45 AM

Saturdays & Sundays in May, plus Memorial Day (May 30)

Thursday through Sunday from June 2 thru June 12

Tuesday through Sunday from June 14 thru September 4

Thursday through Sunday from September 8 thru Sept. 11

Tuesday through Sunday from September 13 thru October 23 (except 7/16)

Thursday through Sunday from October 27 to 30


2016 Cass Bald Knob Rates

Adult (12–64) $59

Senior (65+) $57

Child (4–11) $49

Child (3 & under) Free

* Rates, times, dates are subject to change, including a $5 upcharge on peak Fall


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Overnight Caboose at Bald Knob

An overnight stay in a rustic caboose at the top of Bald Knob. Recommended only for the adventurous type!

1st night up to 5 people $199   (Plus the Bald Knob ticket price)

(3 adults & 2 children)

Each additional night $179

Boarding Location:
Cass Depot
Cass, WV 24927

38°23’50.6”N 79°54’51.2”W


Paid advance reservations are recommended to guarantee seating

TO RESERVE BY PHONE – 877-686-7245

Call Monday – Friday – 9AM – 5PM

Group Seating: Every effort will be made to seat groups as close together as possible on the train. Please let us know your needs prior to boarding.
Boarding: Cass boarding area is located at the Cass depot at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in Cass, WV.
IMPORTANT INFO: If you have a reservation, your eTicket will be scanned as you board the train. You may also purchase tickets at the ticket window. If you forget your eTicket, we can print them for you.As the Cass cars are open air, you may want to bring a jacket during cooler weather as the temperature can vary as you climb in to the higher elevations. Also, as these are steam engine trains, if anyone in your party is sensitive to loud noise, you may want to bring ear plugs on the day of your excursion.
Cancellation Policy: If cancellations are made within 48 hours prior to boarding, there will be no refund. If notice of cancellation is made before 48 hours before departure, a 10% cancellation will be charged to any refund. You may reschedule at any time with no charges for a trip in the 2016 season. Gift certificates can be issued for the full amount of the reservation at any time.

Activity ID: 1009203 Activity Name: Mountain Rail - Homepage Activity Group Name: CEOC-WVSp12