A nice surprise as a pair of WMSR GP30's bring up the rear as 2-8-0 #734 leads the westbound around Helmstetter's Curve.
Carl Franz photo freight rounds Helmstetter's Curve in this view from the top of Price Hill.
P029 clear... Mt Savage
A small group on the Sunday trip permitted us to try out new and/or rarely used locations on the line including this unused siding located just East of Number 9 Curve.
734 storms up the grade past John Helmstetter's barn.
734 Cleans the snow off the rails as it arrives at Helmstetters Curve
X.. Conrail Unit with some serious paint issues leads todays Q375-29 @ 1/13th
eastbound rack train at 1/15th
Wild Mary charges past the a recently (re)built farmhouse at a curve named for it's owner - Helmstetters.
Once just another day on the Western Maryland, today, a special day on a charter sponsored by Carl Franz.
One of the last runbuys of the day at Helmstetters
An all EMD lashup lead by a Cumberland helper SD50 @ Mt Savage just east of Rock Cut Rd
A High Iron fall colors special with the NKP 759 in trailing position traverses Helmstetter's.
Dropping down the hill at Helmstetter's on the return trip to Cumberland.