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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

State Route 28/92, Cass, WV
304-456-4300
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Cass
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Scenic Railroads, State Parks
Activities: Group tours/train
Traveler Description: The experience is local now,  ride the train once, or again, each time the experience is different. What  truly is enjoyable is the fire breathing... more »
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Creston wv
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We drove to cass in morning to spend the day. We decided to take the four hour train trip to the top of the mountain and back down. I'm glad I packed a hoodie because it got cold higher up. The trains have open cabins with walls for safety from slipping. Long benches for seating and room underneath for your... More

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Alliston, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

At first glance you would not believe that these large standard gauge locomotives could climb mountains but they can. Steep gradients up to 9% make the ride hard to believe as these monsters pump our clouds of black smoke. Stay away from the front car unless you want a black face. A real trip back in time. I was only... More

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WY
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Antique look and feel of these trains and the quaint little town of Cass give you the true feeling that you have traveled back in time. Bring your camera and your coat ( and mittens if you are riding in the fall) and you will see West Virginia from Bald Knob Mountain. We took the 4 hour train trip, and... More

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West Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My husband and I went for our 3 year anniversary. We enjoyed it. Going back this year to ride the train again and taking our family.

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Monaca, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Took the short ride up to the Whittaker camp! Had a blast looking at the scenery, seeing animals along the tracks, and even had 2 U.S. Marine Osprey aircraft fly over our train! Will definitely do a return trip!

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Searcy, Arkansas, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Not the best scenic train ride, but probably the best behind a Shay Locomotive. Good overall experience. Nice trip up the mountain.

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Boise, Idaho
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We took the 4 hr trip to Bald Knob in Oct. and enjoyed it very much. Missed the peak leaf color but it was still beautiful. It was quite a cold day, but they had warned us to dress warmly when we booked it. The hot cocoa at the Whitaker snack shop on the return trip was a nice treat.... More

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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Arrive at least an hour before departure, If you can, RESERVE A SEAT for the "RESERVED CAR". PACK EARPLUGS, your clothes WILL GET dirty from the soot, especially if you are in the two cars closest to the engine! Pack a lunch or buy a boxed lunch from the station. For a train enthusiast, it's pretty neat.

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Palmyra, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We took the 4 hour trip up to the top of Bald Knob (the 12:00 train) and it was a fun experience. Unfortunately it was rainy and foggy that day, but still we had some beautiful views of the foliage, the mountain ash with its bright red berries, and some vistas overlooking farm land. There were several switchbacks on route,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I have now completed 3 trips on the Cass Scenic Railroad, the 1 and 1 half hour trip up to Whittaker and the 4 hour trip up to Bald Knob. If you go in peak season - leaf peeping season - it is extremely crowded - they sell many more tickets than there are seats - so if you want... More

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