Western Maryland 501 pulled the evening twilight train past photographers for the first photo run-by during the Western Maryland Scenic Steel Wheels Festival which runs thru September 13
Diesels make for good charters too! One of WMSR's GP30s poses at the station at the end of a WMSR/Lerro mini-charter.
Western Maryland 734 heads back to Ridgley Wv passing Mr Hartman's beautiful Mercury pickup truck. This photo was taken just before the Twilight Photo Trains departed during the Steel Wheels Festi... (more)
Q341 holds at Mexico Farms Rd. before heading into the hump yard.
An unexpected bonus from attending the WMSR/Lerro evening diesel photo charter was seeing 734 steamed up. The engine was making someone very happy as they enjoyed their "Hands on the Throttle" ti... (more)
The pumpkins were pretty neat. The lineage is something like this ACL>SCL>SBD>CSX.
Work continues on C&O 1309. Volunteer worker cleans years of grime from the 1309's rods
In my first trip across the USA, I visited Cumberland . I could see several locomotives.
Amtrak train P030, the Eastbound Capital Limited passes by the old B&O signals at Mexico on the east side of Cumberland with the 156 leading!
K145's power goes back to its train with one of the few remaining B&O CPL signals to the left. New signals bases are in and only a short time remains for these pieces of history. A Connor Fra... (more)
CSX Q389 splits the Eastbound signals at Viaduct Junction with an SD40-3 leader.
CSX Q249 heads west at Viaduct Junction behind a pair of SD40-2s for power.
Western Maryland 2-8-0 #734 rounds famous Helmstetter's Curve. Photo credit to my grandfather John Pickett.
Two classic ex-Conrail GP30s drift through the station, following 734's train.
Western Maryland 734 puts on a show for railfans after returning from the daily excursion to Frostburg.