RailPictures.Net Photo: WM 6 Western Maryland Railway Steam 3-Truck Shay at Elkins, West Virginia by Kevin Madore
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Western Maryland Railway (more..)
Steam 3-Truck Shay (more..)
11th Street Crossing (more..)
Elkins, West Virginia, USA (more..)
July 12, 2008
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WM 6 (more..)
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Kevin Madore (more..)
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As the sunset approaches, Western Maryland Shay #6 returns to downtown Elkins after a special excursion to Kelly Mountain Tunnel. In July of 2008, Shay 6 and a mixed consist of cars from the Cass Scenic Railroad and the West Virginia Central operated numerous passenger excursions out of Elkins to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city's historic railroad depot. (Note: As a couple of folks have commented, this is the "lazy" side of the Shay. The cylinders, rods and drive shaft are all on the other side. Interestingly, the boilers on these locomotives are offset on the left side of the chassis to counter balance all of the machinery on the right. Another point of interest is that the size of the firebox on this 150 ton monster is clearly visible through the frame rails. Amazingly, even with this large firebox to feed, the "Big Six" is still a hand-bomber!)
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