Hidden gems of the Mountain State... Rusting away on the last section of Western Maryland mainline rail outside of downtown Webster Springs, an American Car and Foundry Co. 1928 built wheel set re... (more)
Looking east on the Western Maryland mainline toward Slatyfork, the Elk River bridge and much of the former mainline rail remain in place, outside of downtown Webster Springs. Coal mining operatio... (more)
The Western Maryland of Webster Springs... When one envisions the mainline and branch lines of the Western Maryland, the community of Webster Spring doesn't immediately stand out as a geographical... (more)
Western Maryland "Big 6" and a sold out autumn excursion climb the 11% grade into the Bald Knob overlook, the second highest point in West Virginia at 4,843 feet. Fall colors during the 2011 seaso... (more)
Pusher power! The driver of a well-kept Model A Sedan gets an up-close look at the raw power of Western Maryland Consolidation-type helper locomotive, as it brings up the rear of a Frostbu... (more)
729 exits Brush Tunnel in the wee hours of the night. A Lerro Productions Photo charter.
Charter Outtakes: "729 bring it ahead. Give us a little smoke." One of the staples of steam photo charters is the smoky run-by. Although a properly fired steam locomotive usually doesn't ... (more)
A hard-working helper crew. The crew of Western Maryland Helper Locomotive #729 poses for photographers on the final day of a 2013 Lerro Productions Photo Charter.
#729 crosses over the Western Maryland mainline to Connelsville, PA over former Cumberland & Pennsylvania trackage. In order to gain elevation to reach Frostburg, the C&P right-of-way crossed over... (more)
#729 takes a spin on the turntable in Frostburg. A Lerro Productions Photo charter.
Western Maryland GP30 #502 hauls a heavy freight around Helmststter's Curve with 729 pushing on the rear. A Lerro Productions Photo charter.
Cumberland dawn. The city of Cumberland is just waking up but the crew of this hefty helper locomotive has already been on duty for a couple of hours, getting their engine up to operating p... (more)
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)
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)