Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cass Railfan Weekend - 3

Hi, The festivities at Cass began on Friday, 5/17 and ran for 2 1/2 days.  I will do a post for each day.  For the most part the weather was cloudy with occasional brief periods of  heavy rain.  Also, there were a few brief periods of weak sun.

Dale, Dave, Jeremy and I stayed in a cabin in the town of Cass.  These cabins, which are former company houses, are owned and rented by the state park.  It was a great place to stay.  Comfortable, convenient and very inexpensive.

After the included breakfast we headed for the tracks.  A log train with a bobber caboose and a log loader was set out for photography.  Seeing it I had high hopes it would be our photo subject for the day.  Although it was not to be as the cars had break issues and the FRA would not allow the equipment on the mountain,

there were some photo runs between the station and the water tank

Other equipment was being moved around, including WM #6, and

other photo set ups were provided before we headed up the mountain.

Some adjustments were made to the mechanism of WM #6 before we left Cass.

We had a number of photo stops with both the passenger train we were riding and this photo freight.  New Spruce was typical.

The old, lumber company line was on the near bank of the creek behind the train.

Upon our return we had an opportunity for shots around the locomotive servicing area.

After dark there was a night photo session outside the locomotive shop.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

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