Cass Scenic Whittaker Trip

Cass Depot, Cass, WV 24927, USA
from/per person $43
  • 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  05/25, 05/26, & 05/31
June 1 to August 25 Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
August 30 to Sept. 22 Friday through Sunday
Sept. 24 to October 27 Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Wild 'N Wonderful Day June 15 (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 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. 14
Age Group Cost Cost
Adult (12–64) $43.00 $48.00
Senior (65+) $41.00 $46.00
Child (4–11) $33.00 $38.00
Child (3 & under) Free Free
Group $39.00 $44.00

* 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, 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.

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