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Passengers enjoy open-air cars on the Cass Scenic
Railroad en route to Bald Knob in West Virginia.

Chris Varner, says while his
train steadily gains elevation. "In the fall, you see
orange leaves-billions and
billions of orange leaves.
It's absolutely beautiful."
Along the way, the 11mile trip from Cass to Bald
Knob pauses at a flag stop.
Here, the tracks from Cass
come close to the path of
the Cheat Mountain Salamander, a passenger run
from Elkins, pulled by a
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Tips for Travel
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park offers
both breakfast, like savory sausage
biscuits, and dinner at the Last Run
Restaurant (304-456-9952). Stay in
nearby Marlinton at the Locust Hill
Bed and Breakfast (locusthillwv.
com/800-617-0530), which serves
blueberry pancakes and cheesy
scrambled eggs. Locust Hill offers
a unique shuttle service to Cass for
riders on the Greenbrier River Trail.
In Durbin, have a hamburger at Al's
Upper Inn Club (304-456-4699). In
Elkins, stay overnight and enjoy the
view of town at Isaac Jackson Hotel
(304-636-1400), within walking distance of the Elkins Depot. Be sure to
savor the veggie pizza at C.J. Maggie's
(304-636-1730) and the veggie omelet at Scottie's (304-636-7500).- JT

diesel engine.
At
this point,
a few folks
change
trains on
a connection called
" W i l d
Heart
of
West Virginia." They go
from Cass to Elkins, or
vice versa. And crews carry
lunches from one train to


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