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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

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Dress Warm in October

We recommend you dress warm in October. We took the noon (5 hr ) trip in late October. $61 a... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Locomotive and stranded passengers on bald knob 10-26-18

Nice ride, with good narration from josh. The open air train cars offer no protection in the event... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We recommend you dress warm in October. We took the noon (5 hr ) trip in late October. $61 a person included two stops and lunch. It was chilly to Start and got colder. We dressed warm and were fine. The rail car is kind...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took 3 train rides near Elkins West Virginia. Cass was our favorite. Helpful park ranger and a small museum with an informative film. The ride was nice but we went in October and it was cold. (Pass on the hot chocolate at the stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Nice ride, with good narration from josh. The open air train cars offer no protection in the event of emergency. Let alone bald knob has no shelter built to take cover during Inclement weather conditions. Granted being on top of mountain means remote access, to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed overnight 10/20/18 in the caboose at top of Bald Knob! Overnight it snowed about 6 inches! Absolutely beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Snow987654321
Reviewed October 24, 2018

My husband and I took the trip to Bald Knob for the first time. I chose a date, hoping it would be peak leaf season (Oct 23), but the leaves were already off the trees by then. While we didn't have the colorful beauty, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

If you like trains you need to go here and become part of a long tradition. The smell the sound and the echo of a steam whistle brings out the man and the boy in true rail fan. It is great to see the Shay...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

We took my 88 YO mom on this trip for her birthday, and my hubs is a train lover. We all really enjoyed it. Yes it was cold on the trip, but we all bundled up and took two blankets too. So we survived! We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We took the 5 hour Bald Knob trip. It was awesome! Josh, our non-stop-talking guide made the history come alive. The views, the forests, the trains - there was always something to look at and enjoy. The bag lunch was good - meat/cheese/bun, chips, apple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We took the train to Whitaker Station. Be sure to dress warm. The cars are open air and the elevation is over 3,000 feet at Whitaker. The scenery is beautiful, although regretfully the leaves had not started to turn when we were there. There is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank eacater
Reviewed October 15, 2018

For steam rail enthusiasts, the trains at Cass are beautifully maintained & run by a team who are passionate about preserving this little slice of history. The trains run from Cass to Bald Knob via a series of switchbacks & the peak is 4825 ft....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lisa C
October 19, 2018|
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Response from treetop531953 | Reviewed this property |
30 Minutes prior to scheduled boarding will be just fine. Large paved parking lot. Enjoy your step back in time. I did.
October 16, 2018|
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Response from RaineWestDeptford | Reviewed this property |
Our train ride included a hobo lunch, which consisted of ham, turkey and cheese sandwich, bag of chips, applesauce, cookies and a bottle of water. You could probably bring your own food, if you wanted.
Shelly R
September 28, 2018|
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Response from Anne D | Reviewed this property |
You are assigned to one of the cars. Within that car, it's open seating.
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