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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Booking Calendar


Departs Cass Depot at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Month Days Available
May  5/23, 5/24, 5/30 and 5/31
June 2 - Aug 30 Tuesday & Friday through Sunday
Sept 4 - Sept 20 Friday through Sunday
Sept 22 - Nov 1 Tuesday & Friday through Sunday


2020 Tickets Available Now!

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., 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 and play outdoor games.  A concession stand and restrooms are also available at Whittaker Station.

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


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.

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