CASS, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Officials at Cass Scenic Railroad have officially announced the new logo for the new scenic train route set to take place in the Spring of this year.
Operating between Cass and Durbin, WV, the Greenbrier Express will travel over 15 miles of the former Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.
Passengers on West Virginia’s newest rail excursion will be able to witness spectacular scenic views of the Greenbrier River Valley. The ride upriver to Durbin passes through a secluded wilderness portion of the 950,000-acre Monongahela National Forest featuring beautiful scenes of forested mountains at each turn of the river.
Sightings of Deer, River Otters, and Black Bear along with a wide variety of Eagles, Hawks, Ospreys, and other species of aquatic birds are common.
Designed by Tyler Hardin, the logos offer a nod to the lines past with Chesapeake & Ohio Railway styling, as well as a look towards the future with the depiction of Buffalo Creek & Gauley 4, currently under restoration for future operation.
The original 95-mile section of this railroad, known as the “Greenbrier Subdivision”, was first
constructed in 1902 by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway with an eye toward timber resource development. It continued serving that purpose until rail traffic declined and most of the line was abandoned in 1979.
Today’s trip takes you on the northernmost 15-mile portion that was purchased by the West Virginia State Rail Authority in 1980.