A Chessie System (Baltimore and Ohio) freight passes through State Line Interlocking trailing Western Maryland caboose No. 901822 toward the end of a November 1983 day.
At the Mid-Atlantic Materials sand pit, there's a former Western Maryland S2 in full WM paint under all of that sand.
Looking east on the Western Maryland mainline toward Slatyfork, the Elk River bridge and much of the former mainline rail remain in place, outside of downtown Webster Springs. Coal mining operatio... (more)
Yard Master takes time out to talk to a local and his boy who were watching the crew of Western Maryland 2-8-0 # 734 finish their switching. This action made Possible by Pete Lerro during a night... (more)
In memory of WMSR conductor Richard Markle, who was called home on January 4th, 2010. The WMSR won't be the same without him. (Thanks to Paolo Roffo for the information and the text.)
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Let it Snow! An early December snowfall blankets Helmstetters Curve.
This picture contains a wealth of details we seldom see in the 21st century. A roundhouse, turntable, color position light signals, and second generation standard cabs are all on display in Grafto... (more)
Western Maryland Carl Franz photo Freight at it crosses over the Potomac River in some really serious pea soup thick fog. Photo taken from high atop Wills Mountain
This is what the light at the other end of the tunnel looks like once it clears - stop, look and listen! A 1/6th zoom pan.
For more zoom pans, select your preference: Railroad: Western Maryland Scenic RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Frostburg, Maryland, USALocomotive #: WMSR 734Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 19, 2009
Speed lettering and fireballs - a Western Maryland hallmark. A fireman's side Railroad: Western Maryland Scenic RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Corriganville, Maryland, USALocomotive #: WMSR 734Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 19, 2009
Waiting for the Train. Big thanks to Peter Lerro for organizing the shoot.
Carl Franz Photo Special bursts from Brush Tunnel.
Unit doing yard work at Hagerstown