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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

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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 2 weeks ago
Winter wonderland

We stayed overnight 10/20/18 in the caboose at top of Bald Knob! Overnight it snowed about 6... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank imatbobs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank pamzimm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank X146UItammym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank eacater
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Bali777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent train ride for all folks, young and young at heart. Relive your childhood or enlighten a young child as to how things were in grandma and grandpas early life. Would do it again today if possible. A great learning experience for all, doing things...More

Thank treetop531953
Reviewed October 12, 2018

My husband and I have been trying to get to Cass for several years. So glad we finally made it. Truly a must for train lovers and anyone looking to enjoy the vast scenery. We took the 4.5 hour trip which included a hobo lunch....More

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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.