"Ride a Steam Engine up the Mountain" Cass Scenic Railroad State Park by kaloz

Relive the days of steam

Steam engine trains hold a certain mystique in American culture, and there are many enthusiasts who will travel just to ride on these wonderful machines. Cass State Park offers the opportunity to ride a short line up the mountain. This rail was originally used for logging.

Great black clouds of smoke

Environmentalists must shiver when these trains run, as they really blow of these black clouds. Funny enough the trees at trackside seem to suffer little damage.

All Aboard!

So climb aboard for a trip back in time to the days of steam engines on the Cass Scenic Railroad!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A trip back in time
  • Cons:remote location
  • In a nutshell:If yo are into steam -- a must
  • Last visit to Cass Scenic Railroad State Park: Jun 2000
  • Intro Written Jan 3, 2003
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2005 at 9:22 PM

    What a fascinating journey for you and your friends. Loved all the information and vivid photographs. Great travelogues, too.

  • lichinga's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2004 at 2:22 PM

    Wonderful steam engines... in the forest: great!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2004 at 1:54 PM

    Looks like a fun trip, riding on those old steam engines. The scenery is beautiful too.

  • Burtty's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2003 at 8:10 AM

    What an intersting ride! I still remembered when I was around 5 years old, I opened the window of the train when it was in the tunnel. I got a lot of smokes!

  • feline01's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2003 at 8:35 AM

    Steam train that carries maybe 100 people vs a car that carries 4, I think environmentalists will still prefer the steam train. Nice page.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2003 at 12:38 PM

    Great steam train page!!! I love steam trains, and your pictures are wonderful! I enjoyed this page a lot!

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2003 at 12:00 AM

    Steamy page! I want to ride a loco one day :-))

  • WFTR's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2003 at 9:49 PM

    I do a little railroading, and this place looks like tremendous fun.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2003 at 12:26 PM

    Haha, very nice page, I love steam locomotives, do you want to buy one (cheap)? Welcome to Poland hehe!

  • Carmela71's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2003 at 12:01 AM

    Phantastic page, looks lots of fun!

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