Q370 pulls down onto the main for headroom, passing by the soon to be replaced B&O CPL signal at Mexico.
The Western Maryland helper is standing at Ridgely yard across from Cumberland, MD. I shot the F7s during a two-day fan trip that covered the entire WM behind NKP 2-8-4 759
One of the "ugly duckling" Geeps chop-nosed by the Western Maryland's Hagerstown Shops awaits its fate. The unit was built by EMD in February, 1955 as WM Class DS-24 No. 30.
"Our Greatest Asset Is People," as noted at the bottom of the unique old Chessie Shops sign in Cumberland.
Lease unit switching at Mexico Junction
Western Maryland 734 disguised as WM 729 leads a freight west.
Crew enjoys a nice summer day on the way to Frostburg.
A cab ride in 734 is great..but the ride in 501 offers a wonderful view of the 15.6 mile ride up the hill from Cumberland!
As a yard crew drills Cumberland yard with a new GE ET44AH, a westbound autorack train knocks down the signal at Mexico. A signal crew was getting a crane ready to hoist the new signals onto the ... (more)
As Q640 exits the yard for the Keystone Sub, the eastbound Capitol Limited comes into the station in Cumberland.
Here is 734 showing a nice patina after a few months of excursion work, running "light" with a caboose on an engineer training run.
Twilight is falling around the CPL signals inside the Cumberland Terminal known as West Hump. The signals are in their own twilight as their fellow brother and si... (more)
"THE END IS NEAR"
The B&O Sentinels time is running short as witness to the work being done on their replacements. L415 is making a cut to leave a shopped car in the yard. Q3... (more)
"A SCENE SOON TO CHANGE"
CSX Q216 passes by the closed Mexico Tower and the soon to be replaced B&O CPL signals as E705 patiently waits with a new crew to head westward.
In addition to today's Class ! railroads and Amtrak, the Baltimore and Ohio CPL signals at Mexico at the east end of the Cumberland Terminal have seen a various degree... (more)
Taken from train WM-6. A Roger Puta Photograph