243 rests between Polar Express trips at the Elkins Depot.
Crossing the Tygart River into downtown Elkins, the first night run of the Polar Express excursions returns to Elkins from Belington under the guidance of Western Maryland FP7 No. 243.
Climbing into the S curve outside near Bowden, the Tygart Flyer and its near full train of passengers enjoy the fall foliage on their four hour excursion through beautiful Appalachia.
Passing a rock cut along Poe Run Road, the afternoon Tygart Flyer climbs out of Elkins during the first fall color of the season.
Crossing over the Tygart Valley River and arriving at the Elkins Depot, the WVC's New "Tygart Flyer" will depart later in the morning for a trip over the scenic former Western Maryland main.
Waiting for a day of work, WVC 243 idles at the Belington Headquarters.
For the first time in quite a few years, a train makes it's way through The Big Cut, led by freshly painted FP7 243. At one time this was the highest class one rail line east of the Mississippi Ri... (more)
Shay 5 sits in the siding with a short log train as a Westen Maryland coal drag negotiates the horseshoe curve at the old ghost town of Spruce. Note, WM Shay 6 was in helper service on the rear of... (more)
Making History Western Maryland Shay 6 is helper to Western Maryland F7 243 and BL2 82 on a historic run through the "Big Cut", highest commercial rail line East of the Missisippi on the fo... (more)