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.
Mountain Thunder in helper service at the C&P Bridge #2
Even though a good majority of the foliage has fallen on Piney Mountain some leaves have managed to stay intact at the west end of Brush Tunnel for this Franz photo runby. 734 struts its stuff as ... (more)
Western Maryland #734 poses at the end of the Scenic's line that once continued under Frosburg, MD.
This is what the light at the other end of the tunnel looks like once it clears - stop, look and listen! A 1/6th zoom pan.
For more zoom pans, select your preference: Railroad: Western Maryland Scenic RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Frostburg, Maryland, USALocomotive #: WMSR 734Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 19, 2009
I'm an equal opportunity panner - this is for those who prefer the engineer's side. A bit of blow-by made for an exciting photo op! A 1/6th pan at Helmstetter's Curve.
Fast Freight exits the western portal of Brush Tunnel
Western Maryland #734 rounds the bend at Sunnyside.
Steam Helper service into Frostburg