Detail of MPA Tool Car X11, photographed (with permission) while it was privately owned and stored on private property in East Baltimore in 1984. Ultimately, it was moved to the Ma & Pa mainline a... (more)
The Ma and Pa (Maryland and Pennsylvania) was a steam-era fan favorite that connected the 45-mile-distant cities of York, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland, by way of 72 miles of trackage thro... (more)
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR CF7 1504 passes the old Northern Central station in York.
A Maryland & Pennsylvania CF7 spots a car at Keystone Color Works in 1996.
As a kid, the "Ma & Pa" was one of those legendary railroads that had a catchy name and equipment that seemed to always show up as models (usually brass steam engines and wooden freight car kits).... (more)
Fifty years ago, the meandering "Ma and Pa" could be described as "legendary". Abandonment of segments had reduced the line by half, yet enough remained to sustain passenger extras. Here, in Augus... (more)
Maryland & Pennsylvania SW9 #82 leading its train between York and Red Lion, PA in April 1970 with some classic Seaboard and MP rolling stock in tow.
Maryland & Pennsylvania SW9 #82 working at York, PA in July 1970.
Morning switching moves on the west side of York
1504 waits for orders for a switching move.
Maryland & Pennsylvania local freight returns from switching the west side of York near the fairgrounds.
Just how old do you suppose this Ma & Pa wooden boxcar is? Check out the hand painted letters & numbers
Archbar truck of old wooden Ma & Pa boxcar
Freshly-painted just a few months earlier, this Ma & Pa NW-2 is idling at the YorkRail terminal - formerly the Western Maryland Yard - in York, PA at the time of this night photo.