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Cass Scenic Railroad Shays Nos. 5 and 4 lead a train up the 11 per cent grae on the approach to Bald Knob, the second highest point in West Virginia, on May 19, 2012.

ing into the valley. Upon arrival at Cass on Friday afternoon,

I noticed one thing that had been missing on the Franz charter weekends —the town was alive. People were milling about the station, sitting on the steps of the company store, and relaxing on the porches of the company houses. During the Franz weekends people got off the train and headed back to Snow- shoe, leaving a quiet town behind.


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FOR SALE: Extensive collection of railroad books, many signed and numbered. Write/email for list of titles. K. Murphy, 69 Westland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890. kmurph80@ya-


THE LAYOUT by J. David Robbins. A thoughtful and humor- ous new novel about a railfan and the nature of fantasy. Avail- able from major on-line booksellers. 211

BACK ISSUES of Locomotive Quarterly Journals available. Please send a self addressed stamped envelope for a com- plete list including subject matter of each book. These are shelf-warn copies, but in almost new condition. Locomotive Quarterly covers the world of steam railroading in its glory days. Heavy coated stock paper with large photos. Steam buff’s dream book. Address: LQ BI, 108 Phil Hardin Rd., New- ton, NJ 07860.


Original Railroad DVD’s. Steam and diesel. 1980’s to present. Previews and buy online. clearproductions


“CANNONBALL” PAUL! America’s Premier Railroad- Themed Musician/Entertainer. See “Cannonball” Paul! On: Email: Call Paul! 952-297-4097.


LISTEN TO SAMPLES from a new CD collection of original songs about the steam locomotive era at www.nationsroyal-


WWW.STATIONINNPA.COM Click webcam to view images of passing trains or listen to the NS, CSX, Corman scanner feed. Click video to watch our West Slope videos. Hosting railfans since 1993. The Station Inn, Cresson, PA 814-886- 4757.


FOR SALE-Various Railroadiana; books, passes, timetables, rule books, slides, steam negatives and other memorabilia. Details at


MANY RAILROAD BOOKS plus complete set Trains maga- zines. HO gauge locos; UP 4-8-4 & 4-12-2. Send SSAE to Art Liphard, 143 President Trail E., Indianapolis, IN 46229 812

512 The MSRLA folks had two company hous-

es up on the hill behind the company store, and I quickly discovered they were equipped with television (which I can do without) and internet access (which I can’t do without). Joe Gonzales was cooking a mighty tasty batch of lasagna in the kitchen, and I soon had a warm meal and good company. Then it was off to the night photo session at the shop, where two Shays were posed around

RAILROAD TRAVEL AVOCATES OF: Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota: I am trying to start up a “daughter chapter” of National Association of Railroad Passengers, cov- ering the three “ota” states.(TOPTAC) “Tri-Otas Passenger Train Advocating Coalition”. Interested? Contact: Merlin Mar- lowe, 68680 470th St., Fairfax, MN 55332


CALL TO ACTION! Thousands of railcars including both new and historic fallen flags have been vandalized with graffiti over the past decade. Help stop this crime! Report any suspicious trespassing/vandalizing to the railroad or local police. NS 800- 453-2530, CSX 800-232-0144, UP 888-877-7267, BNSF 800- 832-5452, CN 800-465-9239, CP 800-716-9132, KCS 877- 527-9464.


Own a piece of Railroad History! Depot in Windham (central) Montana, 30x84 on 3/4 acre. Relocated approximately 1 block east and 1 block north of original railroad site in 1976. Metal roof, furnished living quarters in east half of building, (includ- ing full size pool table), west half unfinished warehouse. Some original documents, town history and artifacts included with building. Contact Angela Wilber at Shobe Realty (406)366- 1361. $149,500.


WANTED: Original slide collections purchased. Pre-1976. Any railroad or railroad subject. Call 908-755-5454.


WANTED: Four wheel Bobber caboose photos, slides, nega- tives wanted for book in progress with written permission to publish. Ed Neubaum, 3311 CR 103, Florence, CO 81226


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