Whittaker Station is located four miles up the track from Cass. At Whittaker Station you have the opportunity to leave the train and enjoy a breathtaking view of a vast wilderness area. Visitors can rest, eat lunch, and take a tour of the authentic logging camp recreated by the volunteers of the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association.
Volunteers with the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association are restoring historic logging equipment at Whittaker Station. This is part of the Whittaker Camp One exhibit, a recreated logging camp of the 1940's which shows both the living quarters and the tools of the loggers. The centerpiece of Camp One is a Lidgerwood tower skidder, one of only two examples left in the world. These huge railcar-mounted machines carried logs out of the woods on aerial cables high in the air and for distances up to 3,000 feet.
|Whittaker Station with open car|
|The Greenbrier Car|
|Aerial View of Whittaker Station
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|The Greenbrier Car Interior|
|Leatherbark Car at Whittaker Station|