I panned a diesel and I liked it...
This was never the way I planned, not my intention...
It's not what I'm used to, just wanted to try it...
I was curious - WM GP30 #502 caught my at... (more)
Wild Mary #729 takes pause by Cumberland station which overlooks a steeple just across the canal.
Western Maryland #729 winds it's way up the grade through Mt Savage and on towards Frostburg, MD with another "fast freight".
Western Maryland #729 returns with a caboose in tow after a transfer run to the B&O yard in Cumberland.
Mountain Muscle. A heavy freight struggles past the old signal bridge at MP 179, on the 1.75% grade from Cumberland to Frostburg with the help of heavy Consolidation #729 pushing for all sh... (more)
A storm blowing through! A Western Maryland helper locomotive spews swirling, boiling vortex of smoke and steam as it storms through the little, private crossing on Helmstetter's Curve. An... (more)
The early morning lighting along the remnants of the C&O Canal was spectacular. A Lerro special.
A mighty push!. Western Maryland 729 rides shotgun on a long coal drag out of Cumberland, barking mightily as she crosses the old C&P Bridge #1453 just outside Frostburg.
The pavement t... (more)
Feedin' time for the herd. A hired hand from the Helmstetter Farm prepares to take some dinner to the herd, up yonder across the tracks on Price Hill.
Fast freight - at any cost! Western Maryland was well known for using steam for pusher service to speed it's freights over the 1.5% grade seen here at Helmstetter's Farm. A pan at 1/10th taken ... (more)
A gentleman waits for a freight to pass in his 1939 Packard at the unguarded crossing at Trimble Road.
Following through with Janusz, I kept the theme rolling and cloned out the pedestrian cro... (more)
An engineer for the Western Maryland takes a moment during a station stop at Frostburg to talk with a woman with a dog.
A westbound Grain Train rolls down the Capital Subdivision, on the three mile straightaway (between Branchville and Alexandria Jct.) on a beautiful fall Saturday morning in 1997. Photographed fro... (more)
Freight heads to Pittsburgh! Or as close to Pittsburgh as the Western Maryland can get before handing off to another line. This peaceful rural scene belies the magnitude of the grade ahead... (more)
Fireball Freight at Brush Tunnel. God-beams penetrate the veil of soot and steam as Western Maryland's hefty Consolidation #729 emerges from the west portal of the Brush Tunnel with a coal ... (more)