The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Society is pleased to announce a day trip to the Cass Scenic Railroad on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Our trip will depart Bellaire, OH from in front of Frizzi Law Offices, 224 32nd St. and travel by chartered bus to Cass, WV where we will board our train. This trip will include two (2) train rides in one day!
We will spend 5.5 hours split between 2 trains. Our rail journey begins when we depart the Cass depot at 12:00 PM. The ride is in open air, covered cars pushed by the mighty steam-driven Shays, up a 6% mountain grade past Whittaker Station, located four miles up the track from Cass.
At the remote location of Old Spruce, we will transfer to the vintage, diesel-powered Cheat Mountain Salamander to continue our journey to Elkins. A lunch of cold cuts and condiments will be available onboard. (Lunch is included in your ticket cost) The remaining 4-hour trip to Elkins takes you through many pristine areas only accessible by rail! Stops include a 30-minute layover at the former site of Spruce, once the highest and coldest incorporated logging town east of the Mississippi, a short station stop at Cheat Bridge and lastly, a 20-minute layover at the beautiful High Falls of Cheat. Your trip will make its final arrival at the Elkins depot at approximately 5:30 PM.
Guests may bring a small personal sized cooler with them as well.
GSV will have cold water available on the bus at no charge.
This trip will depart Bellaire at 5:15 am by chartered bus. We will depart Elkins at 6:15 pm for home and arrive back in Bellaire by 11:30 pm. We will be making a stop for dinner on the way home. All dinner costs & souvenirs are the responsibility of each person on the trip.
Each person attending is responsible to supply their own devices to assist them during this tour, as well as any person they need for their assistance. GSV is not responsible to provide these devices or assistance. Please let us know of any issues when making your reservation.
GSV Charter & Sustaining Member price is $175.00. NON-MEMBER PRICE IS $190.00. Price includes your bus transport, lunch & tickets to both trains. Only 50 tickets will be allotted to this trip for this group, so act soon!
Send your check or money order to: GSV Society Cass Trip, P.O. Box 145, Bellaire, Ohio 43906. You must include the full name, address & telephone number of each person going on the trip. For more information please call (740) 963-3500, extension 2, and leave a message.