The Cass Photo Workshops offer something for nearly every type of photographer. Led by photographer Walter Scriptunas II, this workshop weekend will include not only great learning experiences, but also a great steam railroading photography experience. This spring workshop will be limited to just 25 participants, allowing for hands on teaching and clean photo lines. The Cass Photo Workshops continue to evolve each and every year, always providing something new and exciting for participants.

The Spring Workshop at the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park will take place on May 13-15, 2016 and is priced at $250.

Information on our October Fall Photography Workshop will be announced soon!

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2016 Spring Photography Workshop Information

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Spring Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Photography Workshop will take place May 13th through 15th, taking advantage of the early spring foliage in the Mountains of West Virginia.

This action packed weekend will feature geared steam locomotives, a steam powered log train, classroom teaching sessions, night photo session, astrophotography (weather permitting), locomotive shop, town and lumber mill ruin photography and other great opportunities only offered to those who attend this special weekend.

Our Saturday will begin at the Cass shop as the locomotives are prepared for the days runs up the mountain. We will then have the opportunity to photograph the trains as they make multiple photo runbys around the depot and mill area. This will be an entirely different setup than previous Cass Workshops.

Later that afternoon we will lead workshop participants around the town of Cass and into select buildings. This will offer a great opportunity to photograph the unique, early 20th century architecture of the former lumber town. The day will conclude with a night photo session with one of the steam locomotives at a location not yet determined.

On Sunday morning we will board our special photo train at the Cass depot. Our steam powered train will feature log cars and a caboose. We will be traveling to Whittaker Station with photo stops at many popular locations along with way including over streams, road crossings, switchbacks, tight curves and s-curves. Our small group will allow us to disembark our train and fit into spots that are not possible with larger groups and help us maximize our time on the mountain. Actors, props and other surprises will be provided to help enhance select stops along the way.

*Disclaimer: Scheduling and equipment subject to change due to availability. Trains will run rain or shine!

This workshop is priced at $250 and is limited to just 30 participants. Price include’s Saturday breakfast aboard the train.

To reserve your spot contact Monica Fleming at (304) 456-4300 ext. 111 or by e-mail at

If you have additional questions, comments and concerns feel free to e-mail us at


• Dress for the weather- Mountain conditions for this time of year can be sweltering hot, only to be very cool at elevation. Weather can change very quickly as we are near the Appalachian Front.

• Bring a tripod if you have one- The evening sessions will require long exposures for your images- this will help tremendously!

• You may bring a laptop preloaded with your favorite photo editing software- Power strips will be provided.

• Remember to bring extra camera digital media cards, batteries, battery chargers and microfiber cloth or cleaning supplies to keep your camera in tip top shape and ready to go! Bring your camera manual with you.

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