Three WM RS-3s, including two "hammerheads," lay over between runs at the engine terminal in Ridgeley, WV on Oct. 19, 1974.
Mountain State Railroad and Logging Historical Association kicked off it's 2013 Cass Railfan Weekend by hosting a trip over the West Virginia Central from Cheat Bridge to High Falls. At this loca... (more)
A pair of WM-painted F units reflected in a pond alongside the West Virginia Central main line, which is ex-Western Maryland.
WM 5956 and B&O caboose C-2851 sit in the morning sun in front of the ex-B&O freight house. Both the GP-9 and the caboose are in almost new Chessie System paint. Today the WM 5956, B&O C-2851, the... (more)
WM was always resourceful, with a touch of class. Never rich, they always did a great job with what they had. An old World War II troop sleeper was converted to a kitchen car for the MofW Depart... (more)
A WM yard job takes a short break in front of the yard office in Hagerstown, MD in Dec., 1974 with RS-3s No's. 194 and 198. No. 194 was one of four RS-3s on the WM roster ordered with both steam ... (more)
There is little doubt that the stars of WM's yard at Hagerstown, MD were the two BL2's, No's. 81 and 82, and their slugs. However, the yard assignment that worked in front of the yard office kick... (more)
Carloads are the lifeblood of any freight railroad. The huge Westvaco paper mill at Luke, MD provided both WM and B&O with a sizable revenue stream from inbound raw materials and outbound paper. ... (more)
An eastbound WM unit grain train was pulling out of Ridgeley Yard and approaching Maryland Junction on a hot and hazy Aug. 18, 1974, with F7A No. 240 and a B&O GP7.
A westbound WM freight passes MY Tower at Maryland Junction in Ridgeley, WV on Aug. 18, 1974 with F7A No. 235 and a RS-3.
She's seen the last of her in-service days and now sits on display at the old freihgt depot in Staunton, Va.
One of three cabesse that sit around the old freight depot in Staunton, Va.
Just before WM disappeared forever, their Chessis System friends transferred a few old geeps to
WM ownership. They probably were scrapped in this paint job.
Does the sun ever shine in Hagerstown? Apparently not during the seventies. Of several railfan trips this was the best we got. Not a bad little black dress.