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W.Va. scenic railroad celebrates 50 years in June

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GREEN BANK, W.Va. (AP) — Fifty years to the day after the first tourist train made its way up Cheat Mountain, the Cass Scenic Railroad will make a special anniversary run. On June 15, Shay No. 4 will haul 240 passengers to Whittaker Station. Cass was a logging town that relied on the timber industry and mill operations to survive. But by 1960, that industry was tapped out. A new forest and...

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