Western Maryland FA-2 303 presents the classic Alco profile as it awaits its next trip up the hill while working helper duty at Williamsport, MD. Following its retirement by the WM in 1972, this l... (more)
All four of the Western Maryland's Alco FA-2s teamed up with an F7 to push hard on the rear of a loaded coal train off the Baltimore & Ohio as it climbs Williamsport Hill en route to Hagerstown, M... (more)
Barton, MD 10/12/2012 - The Western Maryland Railway had four Alco FA-2s, one of which survives on the Georges Creek Railway along with sister WM GP-9 25. Sold by the WM in 1972, the FA-2 was stri... (more)
The "flyer" glides through an extremely remote part of the WVC. In the heyday of the WM this was a "big" railroad town, now it is literally a ghost town.
The "flyer" tiptoes out of this 1500 foot long "S" curved tunnel. Note the permanent 5 mph restriction due to extremely tight clearances.
In a rare sight, three WVC locomotives are being turned on the wye in Elkins for an upcoming railfan weekend. The engines are hauling a single boxcar bound for a nearby industry.