Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

West Virginia

A lumber mill town in the early 1900s, Cass today is best known as the launch point for the Cass Scenic Railroad ( On the popular Bald Knob trip, one of the steam trains here – possibly a 100-year-old Shay locomotive – chugs to an overlook atop the state's third-highest point. Themed trips are offered throughout the year. Pick up a walking-tour map for the town in the visitor center.

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