Fast Freight! #734 flies past Coal Tipple west of Trimble Road
Just A Tease. The day's first runby was conducted in the Cumberland Narrows, to take advantage of the strong early-morning backlighting. The strong sunlight held the promise of a s... (more)
The first regular excursion to Frostburg for the Western Maryland Scenic Railway is greeted by some eager passengers, coming out of storage and into Cumberland Station.
734 makes her first trip of 2010 around the famous curve, now sporting John Helmstetter's new barn.
Here 734 gets pretty for her debut May 1. The shop boys have started a fire, no steam yet, but the water's getting warm! Shiny black paint reflects the morning blue sky, as she gets masking tape r... (more)
Her smokebox front and all the smokebox innards in place, 734 will soon be ready to roll out of the shop.
This neat little Mogul is undergoing restoration at the WMSR shop. It belongs to the Everett Railroad out of Duncansvillie, PA. They do interchange as a working railroad, and some excursions. Some... (more)
WMSR's Nick Bennett cuts a few stubborn bolts from the smokebox as the fellas get the old girl ready for next week. Nick has also fired and ran the 734. Next to 734 is a 2-6-0 owned by the Everett... (more)
734 works upgrade high above Mt Savage. This is typical of most of her run, grade and curves! Note in this 2003 photo there is no trail alongside the ROW. That would come later.
While the 150 or so photographers riding the Helmstetter Farm Fund trip were pretty excited to see 734 strut her stuff, the cows don't seem especially interested. They were more concerned with th... (more)
Framed by trees and a fence along the edge of one of John Helmstetter's fields, 734 makes a run up the hill towards Frostburg as she rounds the curve that bears the name of the farm it surrounds.
The early morning sun is shining directly on the west-end of Helmstetter's Curve. Standing on top of GP30 #501's cab roof, we view 734 charging around the curve with her Freight train. This is the... (more)
The last few yards. In the old days, WM freights would have continued through a tunnel under Frostburg, but this day 734's crew can see the end of track just around the bend.
WMSR #734 runs another lap past Lap. An early water stop on the former WM, the water tank was abandoned in the late 50's leaving nothing but it's foundation.
Heading for Frostburg. 734 whips around Helmstetter's Curve on a trip to raise funds for the construction of John Helmstetter's new barn. Without John's cooperation, this view would surel... (more)