Train depot in the old West Virginia Pulp & Paper "company town" of Cass within what is now (2015) the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in West Virginia. Adjacent are old lumber and planing mills and the 11-mile railroad line that carried logs down from the mountainside during the period of widespread logging and deforestation in the early 21st Century. The old logging locomotives now carry carloads of tourists up and down the mountain. The depot was not built primarily for the logging railroad but for visitors to the town on the standard-gauge Chesapeake & Ohio line. Except for the paint job and a couple of trim flourishes, the station is identical to the C&O depot in Marlinton, West Virginia, 40 miles to the south. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2015.
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