MMID 3451 leads a quartet of engines back to Union Bridge crossing the recently painted Thurmont bridge in northern Maryland which also serves host to the presidential retreat of Camp David.
An Entertrainment excursion travels over the Maryland Midland west of Thurmont, crossing over the Rt. 550 overpass.
MMID 2060 during switching at NVR Homes.
MMID 2060, the Maryland Midland heritage unit, having passed under Rt. 15, heads for the industrial area of Thurmont.
After switching NVR homes (and picking up 2 more cars - Total is now 41), UBHF begins the long climb to Highfield. The engineer has his four GP38-3's and lone GP-9 working hard to maintain forwar... (more)
MMID UBHF power working hard in Thurmont. (Side note: Second Unit in the consist is one of MMID's three GP-9's, #202, with a roof covered in cement powder from working in Lehigh's Cement Silos.)
MMID UBHF heading out of Thurmont westbound, after passing over the Rt. 550 bridge.
Starting the climb up the Cacoctin Mountains to Highfield.
Working the large lumber facility in Thurmont
UBHF's train has more than doubled in size, after picking up three empty lumber cars in Thurmont. Until the 1950s, this location was also served by the Hagerstown and Frederick, an interurban whi... (more)
UBHF passes through the east side of Thurmont near the namesake water tower.
Maryland Midland Union Bridge-Highfield (UBHF) freight on the road while I am in a creek.
The climb to Highfield is just begining with a tough grade out of Thurmont
After switching the lumber company, UBHF heads west.