Railfans flocked trackside for the Western Maryland Scenic Railway's steam weekend. Just as popular with some fans, though, was the pair of GP30 pushers working hard to help the train up the grad... (more)
734 rounds Helmsetter's Curve, spewing plumes of smoke into the air on one of WM Scenic's steam weekends.
The young fellow in the lower right hand of the photo is preparing to run to Brush Run Tunnel. He was doing leg stretches on the gate, but as usual, everything stops when 734 thunders past!
#502 passes though the beautiful Western Maryland fall foliage, approaching Trimble Road.
#734 passes though the beautiful Western Maryland fall foliage, approaching Trimble Road.
I thought I'd try a pan of #734 as she rounded Helmstetter's Curve.
1999 Steam Photo Charter On The WMSR - Check out the Ten Minute Snow Train Video of this great winter event.
#734 heads toward the turntable while the conductor looks on
After crossing Cash Valley Road, #734 heads into Helmstetter's Curve
A matching set of painted WM GP30's trail along behind the long fall foliage special pulled by WMSR 2-8-0 734. A smoke plume can be seen in the distance.
Due to a damaged crosshead, #734 slowly makes her way back down the hill to Cumberland. As they left Frostburg, the fireman was at the throttle while the engineer walked next to the damaged cross... (more)
#734 heads toward the turntable at Frostburg.
#734 makes her way through the yard headed toward Cumberland for the trip to Frostburg
Mountain Thunder charges up the hill toward mile marker 179 on an Autumn day.