Cass Scenic Railroad's Shay No. 4 steam locomotive pushes passenger cars up to Bald Knob from the town of Cass to Whittaker Station on Saturday on the 50th anniversary of the former logging railroad becoming a state park.
A mechanic checks out Shay No. 4, the same locomotive that towed the first passenger train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park 50 years ago. The steam engine was built in 1922.
Passengers enjoy a view of Pocahontas County aboard the Cass Scenic Railroad on the state park's 50th anniversary.
Ed Gunno steps off a railcar with a picnic lunch Saturday at Whittaker Station. Gunno was 17 years old when his family made the trip from Charleston to Cass to be part of the inaugural train ride on the steam locomotives at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, an outdoor museum of lumber railroading. He said he and his wife, Dorothy, couldn't miss the park's 50th anniversary.