Assisting a westbound autorack train toward Hyndman, a trio of six axle motors, including Canadian National SD60F No. 5560 follow the B&O mainline west near Mount Savage.
The Steam Gods were pleased with the performance put on by Wild Mary at Brush Tunnel!
I panned a diesel and I liked it...
This was never the way I planned, not my intention...
It's not what I'm used to, just wanted to try it...
I was curious - WM GP30 #502 caught my at... (more)
A storm blowing through! A Western Maryland helper locomotive spews swirling, boiling vortex of smoke and steam as it storms through the little, private crossing on Helmstetter's Curve. An... (more)
Feedin' time for the herd. A hired hand from the Helmstetter Farm prepares to take some dinner to the herd, up yonder across the tracks on Price Hill.
Fast freight - at any cost! Western Maryland was well known for using steam for pusher service to speed it's freights over the 1.5% grade seen here at Helmstetter's Farm. A pan at 1/10th taken ... (more)
Freight heads to Pittsburgh! Or as close to Pittsburgh as the Western Maryland can get before handing off to another line. This peaceful rural scene belies the magnitude of the grade ahead... (more)
Fireball Freight at Brush Tunnel. God-beams penetrate the veil of soot and steam as Western Maryland's hefty Consolidation #729 emerges from the west portal of the Brush Tunnel with a coal ... (more)
WM 729 brings a freight around the bend at Helmstetter's Curve. (WM #734 as WM #729 during a Lerro Productions photo charter - former LS&I #18/#34,)
High ball at Brush Tunnel. You can hear it coming for at least a solid minute before it arrives. The tunnel conducts the sound of its approach even before it enters the the east portal. I... (more)
Stop, look and listen! A family takes pause to admire Western Maryland's large 2-8-0 return light from an excursion to Frostburg, MD.
Finally the wait is over! This repairman has been waiting for a while but now that the pusher is in sight he knows the private crossing is about to clear.
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Pusher Service! A 2-8-0 pushes a mixed freight westbound up the 1.5% grade.
Interestingly, the Curve was built on a series of wooden bridges, which were then "back-filled with dirt," ta... (more)
Waiting for the highball as the conductor makes the lonely and uncomfortable trudge back through the tunnel to look for trouble in the train.
For other shots from the WMSR Foundation/Lerro Pro... (more)
734 Comes charging out of the Brush Tunnel making its way towards Frostburg.