Early morning eastbound freight @ Helmstetter's Curve
Westbound freight @ Helmstetters
Westbound @ Lap outside of Mt Savage
Westbound helper at C&P Bridge #2 just east of Frostburg
Mountain Thunder eastbound at MP 171 Helmstetter's Curve
Western Maryland #734 thunders through an opening of Fall foliage at it's peak.
Speed lettering and fireballs - a Western Maryland hallmark. A fireman's side Railroad: Western Maryland Scenic RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Corriganville, Maryland, USALocomotive #: WMSR 734Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 19, 2009
Smoke! Western Maryland 2-8-0 734 is dwarfed by her smoke plume as she accelerates out of Lap and down the Sunnyside straightaway during one of the numerous runbys on the first of three cha... (more)
Working on the lower part of Helmstetter's Curve, nice dry rail and a seven car train, no helper. She sounds great and looks great, steam from the stoker exhaust under her tender.
Resting at the Cumberland Station after the run to Frostburg. Due to long train, and limited siding length at Frostburg, 734 has come back down on the rear of the train.
Up close..734 wakes up Frostburg when she arrives at the station, which is just a few feet out of sight here.
With no wind, the plume from Western Maryland 2-8-0 734 just hung over the train at Helmstetter's Curve, partially blocking out the sun and creating unique lighting effects.
Thanks to RP contributor Tom Mugnano for letting me use his older Cannon Rebel while my camera bit the dust.
734 photo Freight makes its way thru the Cumberland Narrows heavy Shadows as Mountain Thunder marks the way to Helmstetter's