Franz Photo Freight starts the days first runbuys just short of the Cumberland Narrows
Helmstetters Curve - complete with new Barn, a restored tractor and old reliable #734. A special thanks goes to Mr Helmstetter and family, along with the WMSR organization for keeping a long trad... (more)
WM #734, now on the former C&P grade, crosses the old WM right of way en route to Frostburg, MD.
She'll be coming 'round the corner when she comes...
As the final rays of sunlight shine the 734 crosses over from Ridgeley, WV into Cumberland,Md on the final runby of the day on this Carl Franz Photo Charter.
WM #734 exits Brush Tunnel and continues the climb to Frostburg
Franz Photo Freight Charter rounds the Newly constructed Amish Built Barn at Helmstetters in some lingering light snow late Saturday afternoon
"The Brush Tunnel Experience"
Western Maryland 734 pulls hard around Helmstetters Curve. A 1/10th sec pan.
Western Maryland 734 storms around Helmstetters curve during a beautiful late January morning.
The last few wisps of steam drift up from 734's steam dome as the boiler empties. After a long 2009 season and three days of photo work this January, she's looking very tired. Into the shop she'll... (more)
WMSR #734 rests at Frostburg, MD
WMSR #734 takes on water after a long photo run day
John Helmstetter's new barn, new cattle and old WMSR #734
WM Fast Freight pan near the old coal tipple just west of Trimble Rd MP 178.2