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E.M. Bell
10-15-2003, 07:09 AM
I am back from a week in Western PA and Maryland visiting family and enjoying the fall colors of in the Mountains. While we spent most of the time shooting NS and CSX, I did manage a day to get over to Cumberland Maryland to shoot the Western Maryland Scenic and thier LS&I 2-8-0 on the daily trip from Cumberland to Frostburg. Here are a few links from the day from my wife and I... Look for more photos of contempary subjects from the trip in the near future.

WMSR 734 around the shop in Ridgley, West Virginia, just across the Potomac river from Cumberland.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35553
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35554

A few detail shots of of the 734 while it wiated at the WM station in Cumberland. I love shooting these type of shots with steam...you can do the same with diesels, but its just not the same..

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35555
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35556
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35557
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35558

Out on the road, working hard up the steeps grades out of Cumberland on the old Western Maryland Mainline.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35559 My Fav from the whole trip
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35560
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35562

My wife also shot a few, with differnt angles in the same locations..

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35569
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35570
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35571
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35572 (My favorite)

Gregory Wallace
10-15-2003, 12:33 PM
I am back from a week in Western PA and Maryland visiting family and enjoying the fall colors of in the Mountains...

That's a terrific batch of photos... you and your wife must've had a great time. I especially love the black-and-white shots.

There are several here that should be considered for Photo-Of-The-Week.... screeners, are you listening? :wink:

(Not that it matters, but my own personal suggestion would be: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=35571. At any rate, that'll be my desktop background for a while.)

~Gregory

Chris Starnes
10-15-2003, 02:25 PM
screeners, are you listening?

Yep, sure are. Nice shots, however Mr. Bell has yet to slip us some $$ under the table for a photo of the week award. :D (j/k)

Curtis Wininger
10-15-2003, 03:05 PM
We might could cut a deal for Kat, though. Maybe a coupon or something.

E.M. Bell
10-15-2003, 04:26 PM
Ill get you a check as soon as I get that first big check for screening.. :wink:

iCe
10-15-2003, 09:16 PM
indeed. some really great photos! :)

dsktc
10-15-2003, 09:58 PM
E.M., there is indeed something special about steam.
Those are some beautiful photos of the WMSR!

Dave

Guilford350
10-15-2003, 11:21 PM
Steam engines seem almost "alive." They breathe and eat and they can even be tempermental at times. Steam is always very intriguing to the eye since there is so much action and movement.

But, yes, indeed that is an excellent group of steam photos :) .