A one year old Western Maryland GP40-2 leads a B&O SD40-2 of the same vintage and a one-month-old B&O GP40-2 westward on WM’s Dutch Line west of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Westbound on the “Dutch Line”, so named because of its route through areas inhabited by Pennsylvania Germans, a Western Maryland road freight crosses a stream on a bridge labelled in WM “speed” le... (more)
A westbound Western Maryland local storms up the grade at Charmian, Pennsylvania, en route to Hagerstown. The train is on the “Dutch line”, and the two GP9’s will continue to work hard until crest... (more)
In the early 1980’s, M&K Junction near Rowlesburg, West Virginia was a stronghold for Chessie SD35’s running out some of their later days in helper service. Here one from t... (more)
A 1981 visit to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore yielded this group of locomotives, representing four distinct types of mid-century mainline motive power mau... (more)
Set of power WM facility Hagerstown
The newest addition to the Cass Scenic Railroad roster was Western Maryland 6, which had recently been liberated from the B&O museum in Baltimore. Heisler 6 and Shays 3 and 4 joined WM 6 in positi... (more)
Western Maryland Shay 6 and Cass Scenic Railroad Shay 3 get serviced at Cass as Heisler 6 simmers on an engine house lead.
An old Semaphore signal and arm still stand on the former Gettysburg and Hanover RR Station in downtown Gettysburg.
A pair of Western Maryland SD40s shove against the caboose of a Chessie System freight as the sun drops, during rush hour in suburban DC.
The Western Maryland purchased two EMD BL2’s in 1948, and placed them in road service, where they remained for twenty years. In 1968, they were permanently assigned to yard service in Hagerstown, ... (more)