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Nov 20, 2020 19:28:18   #
crappiefever Loc: Central Pa
 
Here's some old timey stuff and a bit of History . First of all these locomotives represent all three types of geared locomotives . Geared locomotives are all wheel drive and designed to climb the steep mountains and were mostly used on the lumber railroads . Top speed was around thirty miles per hour as it was not really important . It just had to handle large loads on steep grades , some as much as twelve percent ! So steep in fact there were many switchbacks . Switchbacks were like zigzagging up sides of very steep mountains . These are for each type quite rare in themselves but to have all three at one railroad is quite exceptional . I'm not positive but I think Cass is the only steam railroad to have all three and I think they have at least six Shays ! And the old town where Heisler number six is is in the Town of Durbin West virginia . No big stores , no gas stations , no cellphone service , no red lights , just a couple small shops and a restaurant . Pretty neat ! I think I have become a steam train aholic and hopefully I have all this correct however if I don't my apologies ! Types of locomotives are all on the Bottom of frames . Enjoy !


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Nov 20, 2020 20:42:28   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 

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Nov 20, 2020 21:25:54   #
l-fox Loc: West Virginia
 
crappiefever wrote:
Here's some old timey stuff and a bit of History . First of all these locomotives represent all three types of geared locomotives . Geared locomotives are all wheel drive and designed to climb the steep mountains and were mostly used on the lumber railroads . Top speed was around thirty miles per hour as it was not really important . It just had to handle large loads on steep grades , some as much as twelve percent ! So steep in fact there were many switchbacks . Switchbacks were like zigzagging up sides of very steep mountains . These are for each type quite rare in themselves but to have all three at one railroad is quite exceptional . I'm not positive but I think Cass is the only steam railroad to have all three and I think they have at least six Shays ! And the old town where Heisler number six is is in the Town of Durbin West virginia . No big stores , no gas stations , no cellphone service , no red lights , just a couple small shops and a restaurant . Pretty neat ! I think I have become a steam train aholic and hopefully I have all this correct however if I don't my apologies ! Types of locomotives are all on the Bottom of frames . Enjoy !
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Nov 20, 2020 21:50:00   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Very nice.

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Nov 20, 2020 22:06:38   #
Drip Dry McFleye
 
Thanks for the great pictures. I've been there. Love steam locomotives and especially Shay locomotives. Thanks for the memories!

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Nov 20, 2020 22:08:28   #
crappiefever Loc: Central Pa
 
Drip Dry McFleye wrote:
Thanks for the great pictures. I've been there. Love steam locomotives and especially Shay locomotives. Thanks for the memories!


Thank you .Love Cass and Shays . Actually all steam

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Nov 20, 2020 22:16:12   #
Ourspolair
 
Beautiful renderings of great captures. Lovely trains, which reminds me, there is a "Trains" forum on the site. They might enjoy the narrative and the images over there. Please stay well and keep up the great work.

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Nov 20, 2020 22:21:10   #
crappiefever Loc: Central Pa
 
Ourspolair wrote:
Beautiful renderings of great captures. Lovely trains, which reminds me, there is a "Trains" forum on the site. They might enjoy the narrative and the images over there. Please stay well and keep up the great work.

Thanks ! Ill check it out

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Nov 21, 2020 06:49:40   #
Paloviejo
 
Great photos of great power!

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Nov 21, 2020 07:14:25   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 

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Nov 21, 2020 07:19:48   #
Country Boy Loc: Beckley, WV
 
Really nice shots of this railroad equipment. It is on my bucket list for next summer.

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Nov 21, 2020 07:39:07   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Beauties. They probably would look good in B&W also.

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Nov 21, 2020 08:02:14   #
traderjohn Loc: New York City
 
crappiefever wrote:
Here's some old timey stuff and a bit of History . First of all these locomotives represent all three types of geared locomotives . Geared locomotives are all wheel drive and designed to climb the steep mountains and were mostly used on the lumber railroads . Top speed was around thirty miles per hour as it was not really important . It just had to handle large loads on steep grades , some as much as twelve percent ! So steep in fact there were many switchbacks . Switchbacks were like zigzagging up sides of very steep mountains . These are for each type quite rare in themselves but to have all three at one railroad is quite exceptional . I'm not positive but I think Cass is the only steam railroad to have all three and I think they have at least six Shays ! And the old town where Heisler number six is is in the Town of Durbin West virginia . No big stores , no gas stations , no cellphone service , no red lights , just a couple small shops and a restaurant . Pretty neat ! I think I have become a steam train aholic and hopefully I have all this correct however if I don't my apologies ! Types of locomotives are all on the Bottom of frames . Enjoy !
Here's some old timey stuff and a bit of History .... (show quote)


I watched a program about the Park and those engines. I thought it was very informative.

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Nov 21, 2020 08:03:50   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Nice work shooting the old fellows--enjoyed.

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Nov 21, 2020 08:21:03   #
blacks2 Loc: SF. Bay area
 
Excellent.

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