WM 734 blasts around a curve and by the photographers on a Carl Franz Photo Special.
WM 734 rolls around the apex of Helmstetter's Curve amid dramatic side lighting and billowy white smoke. This was one of the Carl Franz Photo Specials run to raise money for the Helmstetter Farm F... (more)
Still with a fire in her belly and steam whispering in the air after her second to last run up the mountain and back. "734" gleams in the light of a photographers flash at dusk in Ridgel... (more)
WMSR 734 blasts out of a cut and across a bridge high on the mountain in the Mt. Savage area.
WMSR 734 rolls out of the trees and the rising sun at City Junction in the Cumberland Narrows on a Carl Franz Photo Special.
Western Maryland 734 blasts through City Junction as the sun rises through the trees on a cold January morning.
City Junction, located at the mouth of the narrows, was the location of a small... (more)
Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 No. 734 eases out of the Cumberland, Md., train station on its run to Frostburg with the Polar Express in tow. This locomotive is now down for a major overhaul, likel... (more)
Western Maryland Scenic No. 734 passes underneath the former Baltimore & Ohio line to Grafton, W.Va., just across Wills Creek from Viaduct Junction in Cumberland, Md. This scene was part of a Carl... (more)
Conductor John Garner gives a thumbs up to engineer Kevin Rice as Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 prepares for a runby at Brush Tunnel. This was the first of two "Farewell to 734" charters... (more)
"FEED THE BEAST"
Fireman Richard Butterworth slings a shovelful of coal into the hot belly of Baldwin 2-8-0 WMSR 734 between the Narrows and Helmstetter's Curve
2-8-0 #734 screams out the west portal of Brush Tunnel on the former WMRY mainline out of Cumberland.
"FROM THE INSIDE"
Many have seen 734 round Helmstetter's Curve from the outside. Here's a view of the tremendous work done inside the cab as Fireman Richard Butterworth shovels coal in... (more)
It's all about the plume! "Mountain Thunder" climbs the grade one more time; shortly it heads in for its 1472 day inspection.
An early Sunday morning, 734 gets ready. She's just
spent the winter in the shop, now very clean, polished rods, whistle, bell and new graphite on her smoke box.
A pretty sight for the patrons w... (more)