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All Aboard: 13 Great
Mountain Train Rides
The magic of the mountains is brought up-close and
personal on board one of the region's scenic excursion trains. The sounds are unique, as are the vistas,
the palpable sense of history, and
conductors who love their work.
Story and photos by Joe Tennis

Cass chugs along like yesteryear never went up in
smoke.
The railroad's antique engine burns coal. And, in
open-air cars, hundreds of
passengers a day rely on
the century-old ingenuity
of that Shay No. 5 locomotive, built in the days when
the Cass Scenic Railroad
was a logging line in the
early 1900s.
Consider Cass a classic.
This recreational railroad
runs along rhododendron,
firs and ferns, dodging deer
in the leafy woods of West
Virginia. It slips around sce-

The Durbin Rocket offers a slow-moving
thrill ride in West Virginia.

nic views, braving switchbacks, with bells and whistles, huffing and puffing,
beyond the reach of roads.
"And it's always an amazing view up here," the
20-year-old
conductor,
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