On her final day of operation, Mountain Thunder idles at the Frostburg station, awaiting to be turned and head East to Cumberland. The 734 leads the WMSR "North Pole Experience" -- a p... (more)
The sun sets on the final excursion to be pulled by Mountain Thunder, Western Maryland 734.
Baltimore Terminal relief crew Y134, on board Q226, rounds track 2 of the Locust Point Branch just east of Leadenhall St.
With a dusting of snow and a chill in the air Western Maryland Scenic 734 storms up hill toward the station at Frostburg.
Arriving in Frostburg, Western Maryland no. 734 screeches as the brakes apply in preparation of stopping at the station to unload passengers.
Enroute to Frostburg, Western Maryland no. 734 is seen here on a chilly Winter day navigating through Helmstetter's curve just outside Cumberland, Maryland.
A DC-bound MARC Camden Line train knocking down the Cherry Lane intermediates in Laurel, MD. This unfortunately would be the last winter for these signals, replaced with new Safetran color lights... (more)
Peak Autumn color as 734 works Helmstetter's.
The boys on the station platform are awed by the 614 as it heads east on the old B&O Metropolitan Subdivision. The unique Point of Rocks station, sometimes called the "B&O's church," is... (more)
One of fifty-nine BL2s produced, the 7172 and a slug are hard at work on a steamy June afternoon. The 7172 was built for the Western Maryland in October, 1948, and originally carried road No. 82.... (more)
WM 734 rounds Helmsetters Curve with a westbound photo freight.
Still a few B&O CPLs around! I made a special trip out to Cumberland just to see them one more time. The eastbound Capitol Limited comes around the bend at West Hump; shortly it will pass... (more)
WMSR 2-8-0, on one of her last public excursions before her mandated teardown/rebuild, prepares to depart Frostburg for Cumberland on a surprisingly warm December's night.
The brakeman for the WesternMaryland Railroad holds the crossing for the 734 to pass. Tonight she made many families happy pulling the North Pole Train
Conrail is just over 2 months old as two Gs in Penn Central paint lead a southbound freight toward Baltimore and perhaps Potomac Yard, Virginia. Lead engine No. 4849 was built by PRR/GE in May, 1... (more)