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Cass Railfan Weekend - Limited Special Diesel Excursion from Cheat Bridge to High Falls

During the Cass Railfan Weekend, in West Virginia, The Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad ran a Limited Special Diesel Excursion from Cheat Bridge to High Falls. The Cheat Bridge stop is just that; a stop. There is no real parking and just a shed where we boarded. A few photo runbys and we were off in route to the High Falls.

Pulling the passenger cars were a couple of Electro Motive Division (EMD) FP7A engines: Western Maryland #67 and Western Maryland #243. The railroad calls this train the New Tygart Flyer.

We were lucky to have a freight train following us up the mountain to give something different to photograph. Baltimore & Ohio #6641 is an EMD GP9.

Our turn around point was the High Falls near Glady, WV. The High Falls are a 150' wide natural fall that cascades 20' to a pool below.

The train ride was scenic as it traveled next to the Cheat River for much of the trip.

If you would like to see more photos of the New Tygart Flyer check out our photo website over at BG Customs Photogaphy.


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