Preserving Pocahontas

Pres. Poca


Smoke billows over the landscape as Shay No. 1 and Shay No. 4 haul cars of passengers to Whittaker Station on the Cass Scenic Railroad. The State Park opened in 1963, West Virginia’s Centennial Year. On September 1, the day that this photograph was taken, the trains carried 1,455 paid riders. Courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, ID: PHS000779

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or If you have photographs or documents to be scanned for the county Historical Archive Project contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email Prints of photographs from the archives are available.

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