Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is a state park and heritage railroad located in Cass, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.PutCass Scenic Railroad State Park into our Cass trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
It consists of the Cass Scenic Railroad, an 11-mile (18 km) long heritage railroad that is owned by the West Virginia State Rail Authority and operated by the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad. The park also includes the former company town of Cass and a portion of the summit of Bald Knob, highest point on Back Allegheny Mountain.
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A beautiful, historic ride up the side of the mountain to Bald Knob. We went on a hot, sunny day in July. They sold about half the normal tickets so that there would be space to social distance and... more »
We booked our Cass-Bald Knob trip back in February before Covid and I chose seats on what I think was an enclosed train car. When we got there, they are only using open-air cars now at 60% capacity..... more »
Great experience. Cool steam locomotives with historical value. Love the whistle. The only drawback is that it is not close to a decent size city. There are apparently cabins nearby but not easy to find and know how good or secure they might be. Need more guidance. Beautiful scenery too.
I took the bald knob trip, the conductor was great at his job, and the brakeman were fast and efficient. For lack of better terms, it was a well oiled machine! The guy talking on the loud speaker was both funny and informative, and the overall ride was historically fulfilling and enjoyable. Note: do not wear white clothes, as the soot and cinders will change the color to a more blacked version!
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