304-636-9477

Cass Scenic Whittaker Trip

Cass Depot, Cass, WV 24927, USA
from/per person $45
  • Regular Trains (Shown on Home Pg)
  • 2 Hour
  • Cass Depot
  • Concessions
  • Steam

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Schedule

Departs Cass Depot at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

*COVID-19 MAY AFFECT SCHEDULE. PLEASE CHECK BOOKING CALENDAR FOR AVAILABLE TRIPS*

Month Days Available
May - Sept 17 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Sept 18 - Sept 20 Friday through Sunday (SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19)
Sept 22 - Nov 1 Tuesday & Friday through Sunday (SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19)

Description

COVID-19 MAY AFFECT SCHEDULE. PLEASE CHECK BOOKING CALENDAR FOR AVAILABLE TRIPS.

Historic. Authentic. A ride into yesterday

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 rain forests 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. Five 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 115 years, making it one of the oldest engines in continuous service on its original line, and the oldest operable Shay in existence!


Trip Summary

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

Departing the Cass depot at either 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m., the trip to Whittaker Station takes two hours for the eight-mile round trip. Passing the water tower and machine shop, the railroad begins to climb lower slopes of Cheat Mountain along picturesque Leatherbark Creek. The train then zigzags through two switchbacks, the engines alternately pushing then pulling passenger cars because the grade is so steep. After passing the entrance to Cass Cave, the railroad levels off for the stop at Whittaker Station, surrounded by green meadows and fine views of the countryside. There is a cool, shady picnic grove with tables where excursionists may rest, enjoy the scenery or grab a bite to eat at the concession stand.

Whittaker Station is the location of an authentic logging camp recreated by volunteers of the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association,  passengers will have a 30 minute layover to enjoy the views.

 


Price (1.5 hr trip)

Regular Rates Weekend Fall Rates
Fall weekend rates begin Friday-Sept. 18
Age Group Cost Cost
Adult (12–64) $45.00 $50.00
Senior (65+) $43.00 $48.00
Child (4–11) $35.00 $40.00
Child (3 & under) Free Free
Group (25 ppl or more) $41.00 $46.00

* Rates, times, and dates are subject to change. Fall rates include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday excursions in mid-September through late October.

Advanced online reservations are recommended to guarantee seating.


Boarding Location

Cass Depot
Cass, WV 24927
38°23’50.6”N 79°54’51.2”W


Reservations

To Reserve by Phone – 304-636-9477

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, please check in a ticket window prior to boarding. If you forget your tickets, we can print them for you. Walk-up tickets may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis only. 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 current season. Gift certificates can be issued for the full amount of the reservation at any time.

*DUE TO COVID-19, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ALTER THIS POLICY AT ANY TIME.

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