The boys on the station platform are awed by the 614 as it heads east on the old B&O Metropolitan Subdivision. The unique Point of Rocks station, sometimes called the "B&O's church," is... (more)
One of fifty-nine BL2s produced, the 7172 and a slug are hard at work on a steamy June afternoon. The 7172 was built for the Western Maryland in October, 1948, and originally carried road No. 82.... (more)
WM 734 rounds Helmsetters Curve with a westbound photo freight.
Still a few B&O CPLs around! I made a special trip out to Cumberland just to see them one more time. The eastbound Capitol Limited comes around the bend at West Hump; shortly it will pass... (more)
WMSR 2-8-0, on one of her last public excursions before her mandated teardown/rebuild, prepares to depart Frostburg for Cumberland on a surprisingly warm December's night.
The brakeman for the WesternMaryland Railroad holds the crossing for the 734 to pass. Tonight she made many families happy pulling the North Pole Train
Conrail is just over 2 months old as two Gs in Penn Central paint lead a southbound freight toward Baltimore and perhaps Potomac Yard, Virginia. Lead engine No. 4849 was built by PRR/GE in May, 1... (more)
Early AEM-7 era action- the 906 is on No. 2 Track, as seen from the northbound station platform. No. 906 was built by EMD in August, 1980 and retired in April, 2015. For another shot on this web... (more)
With rods down and the famous Helmstetter's Farm barn in the background, Mountain Thunder drifts back down to Cumberland.
With the return train to Cumberland, 734 enters the famous Helmstetter's Curve.
With a lengthy train in tow, 734 stomps the grade through Woodcock Hollow on the way to Frostburg.
After cutting off from the train, Mountain Thunder drifts past the water column on its way back to Ridgeley for servicing. In just a few short hours, she'll be assaulting the mountain yet again w... (more)