A lovely fall day as 734 arrives at the Frostburg Depot with a load of passengers ready to enjoy that day!
WMSR 734 works nicely thru the Narrows, steam coming from what I've been told is a reproduction whistle as used on the Western Maryland's Potomacs.
734 puts on quite a show here at the approach to the Frostburg Depot. There is a stiff grade there
which causes the engine to work hard. It was near 20 degrees here, and the steam is well evident... (more)
The unmistakable face of a GP30 is here represented by WMSR 501. In a few, the 501 will be assisting WMSR 734 up the hill to Frostburg with a seasonal heavy load of passenger cars.
The old lady shows off with a beautiful plume of fossil fuel waste against a blue sky. Sometimes she seems to have a penchant for showing off for the folks.
A crowd of folks are on hand for photos of the Western Maryland Scenic in pretty fall foliage. watching as the WMSR Geeps shove on a long train.
The cut here is a nice place to view the RR as it ... (more)
This is one of the steeper grades on the WMSR, up out of Woodcock Hollow, and the Geeps are giving it everything, shoving all out on this extra long train while a trailwalker watches.
WMSR's GP30's look good tail to tail shoving on an extra long excursion train. They will really be working hard on some of the steeper grades ahead.
Mike Spooler is at the throttle of 734 as she puts on a show thru the Narrows. Just cool and damp enough for nice steam!
734 passes under an old Western Maryland signal bridge, symbol G H, as she works nicely up hill near the Frostburg Depot
Here at Sunnyside straight, 734 shows her ability to make pretty smoke plumes..
A good view of 734 as she's about to go under Parkesburg Bridge. Note in this nearly ten year old photo, no trail beside the ROW! Taken with my little Nikon 990.
WMSR 734 works uphill with the first run to Frostburg of the 2011 season. Great to hear her talkin' and working hard after the winter layoff.
On the very last day of the 2010 season, I rode in the cab of 734. We lost the stoker, and stopped here on Sunnyside to build up steam, and fix a hole in the fire. I got off to take a few photos, ... (more)
734 works Helmstetter's Curve with a clean stack, on a pretty fall day, headed for Frostburg.