Cabooses at Cass Scenic Railroad State in West
in the mountains of West Virginia, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
offers excursions that transport you back in time to relive an era
when steam-driven locomotives were an essential part of everyday
life. Trips to Cass are filled with rich histories of the past,
unparalleled views of a vast wilderness area, and close-up
encounters with the sights and sounds of original steam-driven
The town of Cass remains relatively unchanged. The restored company houses
now rented as vacation cottages, add to the charm and atmosphere of the town.
From the company store and museum to the train depot, you'll find an abundance
of things to do prior to your departure on the historic Cass Railroad.
The Cass Scenic Railroad is the same line built in 1901 to haul lumber to the
mill in Cass. The locomotives are the same Shay locomotives used in Cass, and in
the rainforests of British Columbia for more than a half-century. Many of the
passenger cars are old logging flat-cars that have been refurbished.
Cass Scenic Railroad offers cabooses for overnight stays or longer. Cabooses
provide private accommodations for up to 5 people overnight. All caboose rentals
are by reservation only. Each caboose is equipped with a coal heating stove and
sink. Coal and drinking water are provided.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Cabooses
Caboose #311 - This 1940's era steel caboose is 9' X 25' inside, with a set of
bunk beds and a daybed. The cupola seats convert into two youth beds (22" X 72")
for those youngsters who want a "sleeping under the stars" experience. It is
equipped with a dinette for six and plenty of storage space. This caboose is
stationed at Bald Knob.
Caboose #50 - This 1920's era wooden caboose is 7.5' X 24' inside, with two
daybeds and a dinette for two. This caboose is stationed at Spruce.
Caboose #51 - This 1920's era wooden caboose is 7.5' X 24' inside, with three
daybeds, only two of which have mattresses. This caboose is stationed at
For overnight stays in a caboose, you will ride the train to your destination,
where you will find the caboose setting. This gives you a great opportunity to
enjoy and explore the remote backcountry on Cheat Mountain.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
242 Main Street
Cass, WV 24927
Phone: (304) 456-4300