In this day and age of Class 1 railroading it is not all that often that one comes across a consist with five spartan cabs in it. When fresh from the factory the lashup would have been CR 6740, UP... (more)
An almost solid consist of Trinity RDL hoppers trails a pair of GE products just west of the Cumberland Terminal. The RDL's feature longitudinal hoppers which allows a very rapid unloading of the ... (more)
Railfans flocked trackside for the Western Maryland Scenic Railway's steam weekend. Just as popular with some fans, though, was the pair of GP30 pushers working hard to help the train up the grad... (more)
734 rounds Helmsetter's Curve, spewing plumes of smoke into the air on one of WM Scenic's steam weekends.
A matching set of painted WM GP30's trail along behind the long fall foliage special pulled by WMSR 2-8-0 734. A smoke plume can be seen in the distance.
Trains Unlimited Tour of 2008 eastbound at Helmstetters Curve
Q641-06 with a variety of power consisting of 8 Locomotives has just called Mt Savage and crossed over Rock Cut Rd and is just about to enter the Cumberland Narrows
Shortly after departing Cumberland 734 rounds the world famous curve at Helmstetters farm on its way to Frostburg
The fall foliage is less than spectacular, but the trio of Western Maryland Alcos look great in their fireball paint schemes.
WMSR helpers give the fall trains an extra boost and lead the train back to Cumberland on the return trips because the siding at Frostburg is to short to run around the train in peak tourist seaso... (more)
Merry Christmas! On the last day of operation in 2007, #734 leads the train around Helmstetter's curve with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground, ice on the trees, and fog in the mo... (more)
A westbound WMSR 734 crosses the bridge over U.S. Route 40 near Corriganville, MD.
The excursion to Frostburg rolls around Helmstetters Curve behind the steamer with a little deisel push on the rear.
The WMSR Dinner Train rolls west through Helmstetters Curve headed for Frostburg during a warm, fall afternoon.
Enroute to the "Big Kahuna" at the Rock Speedway in Cumberland a little detour was needed to catch the WM scenic rounding Helmsetter's as the sun went down.