Three products of EMD sit quietly in the night. Special thanks goes to MSRLHA for the lighting and those involved in organizing West Virginia Rails 2010.
#734 is about to pull into the depot at Cumberland.
734 makes a scene as it pulls from the shops headed for the depot. The shops for WMSR are physically located in WV, just across the Potomac River from Cumberland.
Despite not making the expected appearance at WV Rails 2010, the show must go on for 734, an ex-LS&I 2-8-0 that came to WMSR via the famed Illinois Railway Museum. Prompt 1130hrs departure for Fr... (more)
John Helmstetter waves to the crew of 734, who returns the greeting with a whistle salute, before continuing about his work in his new barn. A special thanks goes to John for being such a great gu... (more)
WMSR 501 in downtown Petersburg for Train Festival 2010
WM: The Fast Freight Line! After being delivered by CSX, WM 501 is couple to the back of our photo charter for the run to Romney. It will be one of the star vintage EMD's at the WV Rails festival.
A timeless look exudes from 734 as she rests after bring her train up the hard pull to Frostburg
WMSR 734 exits Brush Tunnel. Black flags are up front for the recent passing of Richard Markle.
Going away shot of WMSR 734, dropping down the mountain at Helmstetter's Curve. WMSR GP30 #501 is heading up the train on this return trip from Frostburg to Cumberland.
WMSR 734 makes a brief stop on the hill coming out of the yard before proceeding across the river and into the depot at Cumberland.
A shot of the very sooty fireman's side of the 734.
A tireless driver sits on the ground at the WMSR as 734 is serviced and readied for the days trip, heavy fog has lifted a bit but is still hanging in tight just a little higher in the mountains.
Smoke Screen. While 734 sat between photo runs at Helmstetter's, wind and temperature conditions combined to obscure the engine in her own escaping steam and almost completely block... (more)
734 has just entered Brush Run Tunnel on the way back to Cumberland.