Pushing hard up the steep grade into Frostburg. A Carl Franz charter.
With a full head of steam WMSR 734 exits Brush tunnel westbound
At the end of day, one more freight charges up the hill past a stand of corn. A Carl Franz charter.
With eight cars, the caboose, and in a tight curve on a steady climb, 734 darkens the sky and the sound delights the senses, a beautiful sight and a beautiful day. Just west of Trimble Road crossi... (more)
An unusal sight that has (2) WMSR GP30's up front running LHF elephant style as they lead the regular excursion back to Cumberland
Western Maryland 734 rounding Helmsetters curve a scene 60 years ago would be common coming from the cow pasture.
Shot from high up on Price Hill, Mountain Thunder rounds the curve late in the afternoon.
Western Maryland 734 at Rt 40 bridge
Mountain Thunder exits Brush Tunnel, heading west to Frostburg.
Mountain Thunder charges around the curve while work progresses on the foundations for the new barn.
March of the foamers. And they will march just as they have done for decades, ever since the ferroequinologists decided to visit, to photograph and railfan in the most scenic places on Eart... (more)
Mr. Helmstetter's farm, the focus of the day, with the plume of the 734 sort-of wrapping itself around the house. OK, waxing poetic, sorry! Soon a new barn will fill the gap in the middle, to the ... (more)
Drop the leaves, gain a view! Past-peak splendor on the former Western Maryland. A Carl Franz photo charter.
At the peak of fall, WMSR's finest goes for, not a full spin, call it a wiggle as it shifts from track 1 to track 2. A Carl Franz photo charter.
Thanks Carl Frantz, WMSR CREW and all people who rode the train for a wonderful day of support and friendship for Mr Helmsetter.