The Old Dominion Chapter NRHS will host an excursionon Saturday, July 26, via chartered bus from Richmond to Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in the West Virginia mountains. In a beautifully scenic wilderness area cooler and less humid than Richmond's typical summer, Cass RR is a 1901 logging railroad survivor using original coal-fired, geared Shay steam locomotives to take passengers on 4 miles of steep, twisting mountain railroad to a picnic ground and logging camp display. The trip takes a little over 1.5 hr, with a layover at Whittaker. Ample time is provided to tour the preserved logging headquarters town of Cass, on the Greenbrier River including the old Company Store, Last Run Restaurant, locomotive maintenance shop, ruins of the 1923 Cass Sawmill, and the"Cass Experience" presentation and diorama. The excursion will leave at 7:30am from James River Bus Lines' headquarters on Allen Ave . Return to Richmond is scheduled for 10:20pm, with a one-hour stopover for supper in Staunton at Cracker Barrel and Texas Steakhouse (side by side). Please note that the cars on the train are open and subject to weather conditions. Also, you are assured a spot on the train but not necessarily a seat.
Admission Fee: $100.50 adults, $95.50 (5-12) $10 discount of you do not want a box lunch
Last Updated: 6/6/2014 12:59 PM