Sam. The steam locomotive crews at the Sumpter Valley Railroad seem to take pride in looking the part, and Sam McCloskey is no exception. A recent addition to the roster of SVRR volunteers... (more)
Just another purty day in the Sumpter Valley. With a gray, morning overcast suddenly breaking up nicely, Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 makes a spirited charge past one of the many ponds... (more)
New coaches arrive in New Freedom. Steam Into History's 2 PM excursion train makes the southbound run through the tiny borough of Railroad, PA, sporting some new passenger equipment that is... (more)
All aboard for New Freedom! The passengers are all safely aboard the brand new coaches and the locals who gathered to see the train at historic Hanover Junction are now headed for their car... (more)
Now arriving at Hanover Junction. Steam Into History's 2PM excursion arrives at the historic depot in Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania. Engineer Steve eases his locomotive to the mark whic... (more)
Pusher power! The driver of a well-kept Model A Sedan gets an up-close look at the raw power of Western Maryland Consolidation-type helper locomotive, as it brings up the rear of a Frostbu... (more)
Charter Outtakes: "729 bring it ahead. Give us a little smoke." One of the staples of steam photo charters is the smoky run-by. Although a properly fired steam locomotive usually doesn't ... (more)
A hard-working helper crew. The crew of Western Maryland Helper Locomotive #729 poses for photographers on the final day of a 2013 Lerro Productions Photo Charter.
Cumberland dawn. The city of Cumberland is just waking up but the crew of this hefty helper locomotive has already been on duty for a couple of hours, getting their engine up to operating p... (more)
Mountain Muscle. A heavy freight struggles past the old signal bridge at MP 179, on the 1.75% grade from Cumberland to Frostburg with the help of heavy Consolidation #729 pushing for all sh... (more)
A storm blowing through! A Western Maryland helper locomotive spews swirling, boiling vortex of smoke and steam as it storms through the little, private crossing on Helmstetter's Curve. An... (more)
A mighty push!. Western Maryland 729 rides shotgun on a long coal drag out of Cumberland, barking mightily as she crosses the old C&P Bridge #1453 just outside Frostburg.
The pavement t... (more)
Feedin' time for the herd. A hired hand from the Helmstetter Farm prepares to take some dinner to the herd, up yonder across the tracks on Price Hill.
Fireball Freight at Brush Tunnel. God-beams penetrate the veil of soot and steam as Western Maryland's hefty Consolidation #729 emerges from the west portal of the Brush Tunnel with a coal ... (more)
Good morning Cumberland! A Western Maryland helper locomotive and crew enjoys the warm, sunrise light as they make their way along the C&O canal basin toward the depot in downtown Cumberlan... (more)