Very early in the 734's 2005 season, she has fresh paint, smokebox with new graphite, bell and whistle polished, looking good here on the turntable.
It's Sunday morning, and 501 is set to tow 734 and her
train over to Cumberland. The idea is to hold down 734's
smoke in Ridgely, the folks are a complaing.
An early Sunday morning, 734 gets ready. She's just
spent the winter in the shop, now very clean, polished rods, whistle, bell and new graphite on her smoke box.
A pretty sight for the patrons w... (more)
A beautiful day at Helmstetter's Curve.
Working hard up the hill out of Woodcock Hollow. Steep
here, and 734 is working hard with a long train.
501 Heading for the turntable at Frostburg to lead
her train back down to Cumberland.
This young man takes a photo across Woodcock Hollow, as 734's first run of the 2015 season works up a location
Broadside on the "table" at Frostburg, 734 is a perfect
replica of a Western Maryland Consolidation, right
down to her big twelve wheel tender.
Kevin Rice gives 734 rods a good greasing before
she makes her first run of the 2015 season.
Peak Autumn color as 734 works Helmstetter's.
734 pulls into WMSR's Cumberland Station for the first run of the season! She's sporting newly rebuilt running gear, springs and tires..ready for a long season's work.
WMSR's caboose, the "Richard E Markle", named for the railroad's popular former conductor. follows 734, 12 passenger cars around the famous curve, with the road's
GP 30 locomotives pushing the he... (more)
Now wearing her regular numbers, 734 works hard at the beginning of Helmstetter's Curve, with 12 passenger cars and a caboose on her tender, with a little Gp30 help on the rear.
A lovely fall day as 734 arrives at the Frostburg Depot with a load of passengers ready to enjoy that day!
WMSR 734 works nicely thru the Narrows, steam coming from what I've been told is a reproduction whistle as used on the Western Maryland's Potomacs.