Cass Scenic Railroad
Lancias in Weston (huh?)
And a side trip to
Starting out the trip on Rt
19 South out of
This was a nice view near Jane Lew.
After going through Weston, I took Rt 4 west. Starting to get interesting.
I took a little detour and rode back into
Back out on Rt 20 heading
I started out this ride on about a half tank of gas, and thought I would stop about now to fill up.
The problem is, there are no
gas stations open. By the time I find a
I was down to my last half-gallon.
Destination – Cass, home of the Cass Railroad. The train was just coming in.
You can ride the passenger cars up the steep mountain to the overlook – Highly recommended.
The Cass Scenic Railroad station.
There’s a good snack bar in the station if you want a burger or hot-dog.
Two fine machines and one old man.
The engineer was oiling everything before heading up the mountain again.
Lots of steam pressure.
Off she goes – next stop is the top of the mountain.
Disappearing in a cloud of coal smoke.
I’d venture to say this is more pollution than a hundred cars give off in a year.
Heading out of Cass, I went up the CR 1 right behind
the station. Also called
All paved, but very narrow and lots of blind corners. More horsies!
I’m glad it wasn’t named
Back on Rt 250 heading west
See, I told you I took a side trip to Ireland (WV). Yes, they do have Irish festivals here.
Coming back through Weston (pop about 5,000), I was very surprised to see an old Lancia sitting in front of a warehouse.
Yes, the lighting is terrible, but you get an idea of the old-world craftsmanship.
I poked my head in the open door to the warehouse and discovered a treasure chest of cool European cars.
Citroens, Alfa Romeos, Porsches, Jaguars, and Deutsch-Bonnets.
This old Citroen was undergoing restoration.
A French Citroen 2CV.
There were thousands of these still running around
The Deutsch Bonnet race car. This was one of only a few hundred made. Fascinating!
I think you will see this car on the second link (or one just like it)
The rear of the Deutsch-Bonnet.
Here is Jim Bandy, the owner of this garage and all the cars.
You can contact him at:
Well, hope you enjoyed today’s ride. Thanks!