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.
Fast freight - at any cost! Western Maryland was well known for using steam for pusher service to speed it's freights over the 1.5% grade seen here at Helmstetter's Farm. A pan at 1/10th taken ... (more)
A gentleman waits for a freight to pass in his 1939 Packard at the unguarded crossing at Trimble Road.
Following through with Janusz, I kept the theme rolling and cloned out the pedestrian cro... (more)
An engineer for the Western Maryland takes a moment during a station stop at Frostburg to talk with a woman with a dog.
A westbound Grain Train rolls down the Capital Subdivision, on the three mile straightaway (between Branchville and Alexandria Jct.) on a beautiful fall Saturday morning in 1997. Photographed fro... (more)
Freight heads to Pittsburgh! Or as close to Pittsburgh as the Western Maryland can get before handing off to another line. This peaceful rural scene belies the magnitude of the grade ahead... (more)
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)
WM #729 brings a caboose past the old C&O Canal basin towards Cumberland Station in preparation for a day of pusher service. Part of a Lerro Productions charter. This line is rarely photographed... (more)
After meeting a westbound, K533 pulls out of the siding at East Singerly, passing the B&O CPL guarding the interlocking.
The Packard, a classic! Waiting out the passing of a freight, at this unsignaled crossing, as it pounds up the hill.
NOTE: to create a more "period" appearance, white stripes on the p... (more)
WM 729 brings a freight around the bend at Helmstetter's Curve. (WM #734 as WM #729 during a Lerro Productions photo charter - former LS&I #18/#34,)
High ball at Brush Tunnel. You can hear it coming for at least a solid minute before it arrives. The tunnel conducts the sound of its approach even before it enters the the east portal. I... (more)
Stop, look and listen! A family takes pause to admire Western Maryland's large 2-8-0 return light from an excursion to Frostburg, MD.