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.
#729 crosses over the Western Maryland mainline to Connelsville, PA over former Cumberland & Pennsylvania trackage. In order to gain elevation to reach Frostburg, the C&P right-of-way crossed over... (more)
#729 takes a spin on the turntable in Frostburg. A Lerro Productions Photo charter.
Western Maryland GP30 #502 hauls a heavy freight around Helmststter's Curve with 729 pushing on the rear. A Lerro Productions Photo charter.
Locomotive 502 pulls a through freight over Mt. Savage.
With 130 loads of export coal for the CONSOL Marine Terminal in Baltimore, 594 nears the shores of Havre De Grace on Amtrak's Susquehanna River bridge.
The Steam Gods were pleased with the performance put on by Wild Mary at Brush Tunnel!
Pulling into BWI on a summer evening.
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)
729 pushes its train out of Cumberland.
I panned a diesel and I liked it...
This was never the way I planned, not my intention...
It's not what I'm used to, just wanted to try it...
I was curious - WM GP30 #502 caught my at... (more)
Wild Mary #729 takes pause by Cumberland station which overlooks a steeple just across the canal.
Western Maryland #729 winds it's way up the grade through Mt Savage and on towards Frostburg, MD with another "fast freight".
Western Maryland #729 returns with a caboose in tow after a transfer run to the B&O yard in Cumberland.
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)