Cass Scenic Whittaker Trip

Cass Depot, Cass, WV 24927, USA
from/per person $41
  • Regular Trains
  • 2 Hour
  • Cass Depot
  • Concessions
  • Steam

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Reserve Regular Schedule Res. Fall Special (9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21)


Departs Cass Depot at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Month Days Available
May Every Saturday & Sunday - Plus Memorial Day (May 29)
June 1 - September 3 Wednesday thru Sunday - Plus Labor Day (Sept 4)
September 7 to September 17 Thursday thru Sunday
September 19 to October 22 Tuesday thru Sunday - Plus October 26, 27, 28
Father's Day Picnic June 18 (additional ticket cost)
Halloween Special October 28 (additional ticket cost)


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.

Trip Summary

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.

Price (1.5 hr trip)

Regular Rates Saturday Fall Rates
(Sept 16th, 23rd, & 30th and Oct 7th, 14th & 21st)
Age Group Cost Cost
Adult (12–64) $41.00 $46.00
Senior (65+) $39.00 $44.00
Child (4–11) $31.00 $36.00
Child (3 & under) Free Free
Group $37.00 $42.00

* 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


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.

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.

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 2017 season. Gift certificates can be issued for the full amount of the reservation at any time.

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

Paid advance reservations are recommended to guarantee seating

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