Western Maryland 734 disguised as WM 729 leads a freight west.
Farmers talk about their days, their crops, their families, or whatever comes to mind after the sun falls below the ridge.
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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)
The Packard, a classic! Waiting out the passing of a freight, at this unsignaled crossing, as it pounds up the hill.
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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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Quiet no more! A quiet Sunday morning is disrupted by a passing freight which is cresting the grade and heading for the tunnel.
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Family's coming, but not yet! Locals, having spiffed up their cars in anticipation of picking up long-unseen family members, patiently wait as a pusher engine moves on to its next assignmen... (more)
Sometimes the weather is glorious, sometimes unbearable, sometimes in between, but the work always continues. In this case the work is being done by Peter Lerro Jr. and Steven Diehl.
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Pusher Service! A 2-8-0 pushes a mixed freight westbound up the 1.5% grade.
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Waiting for the highball as the conductor makes the lonely and uncomfortable trudge back through the tunnel to look for trouble in the train.
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Fall is beautiful in any conditions! Even on an overcast day the season shines, if you have the leaves!
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Plumes go UP! From time to time we have seen a shot taken from a cab window of a train on a bridge, pointing down. This is the reverse view.
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Pusher Service! Western Maryland 2-8-0 729 is earning its keep helping a freight up the former Cumberland & Pennsylvania line toward Frostburg, seen here crossing the second of two bridges ... (more)
On its way back to Ridgeley after making a transfer run to the B&O yard in Cumberland, Western Maryland 2-8-0 729 leads a caboose hop over the basin at the western end of the Chesapeake & Ohio Can... (more)
WMSR 729, nee WMSR 734 :), briefly comes out of the yard, under full fall colors, to change tracks as it prepares to take photo charter fans up the mountain.
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