My image today goes back into the archives and my trip to West Virginia. The place is Cass Mountain Scenic Railroad. This is the locomotive that pushed our train up the mountain and then pulled us back down. This is a Shay type locomotive that was used a lot in logging operations which is what went on in this area of the state. The gearing on a Shay locomotive allows it to be very powerful and not slip on steep grades like a regular geared locomotive would.