A chilly night in Cumberland. It's a chilly night on the platform at the station in Cumberland, MD as a brakeman positions himself to marshal Locomotive #1309 to the standpipe for water. T... (more)
Got Steam? The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's recently-restored C&O Locomotive #1309 certainly does. At times, it has all you can handle and more. In this scene, a Brakeman uses lant... (more)
Steamscape: The Helmstetter Farm. One of the most iconic railfan photo spots in the eastern United States has to be this location right here. Spotted in the center of a big, sweeping, horse... (more)
Classic Helmstetter's. In a scene that is a bit reminiscent of the classic Bill Price photos of the Western Maryland Railroad, a heavy, articulated freight locomotive makes its way around t... (more)
Dragging coal. The coal drags on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad of the early 1950s are re-created for the cameras in February of 2023 as Class H-6 Mallet Locomotive #1309 charges across a s... (more)
Sunrise glint at City Junction. Just moments after the sun made its appearance above the hills to the east, Western Maryland 1309 begins her spirited charge up the hill out of Cumberland, p... (more)
A trail-side portrait. Here's a trail-side portrait of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's recently restored Mallet Locomotive #1309, posing at the west portal of Brush Tunnel (MP 172.2)... (more)
Drifting down to Cumberland. A fleeting snow flurry temporarily dims the winter sunlight as Western Maryland Consolidation #734 drifts downhill over the old Cumberland & Pennsylvania Bridge... (more)
Keep left of Fence: Brush Tunnel Westbound. It's a small sign, but a serious warning. The 914 ft. long Brush Tunnel is the one place on the Great Allegheny Passage Rail Trail where the tr... (more)
One last ride. Western Maryland Consolidation #734 rides the Frostburg Turntable as the engine is turned during a Lerro Productions Freight Charter in February of 2016. The locomotive per... (more)
Frostburg Local. A short Western Maryland Freight winds its way around the contours of Piney Mountain, through a location known as "Lap" on its morning run from Cumberland to Fros... (more)
The unsung heroes. Silently standing by day and night, ready to serve their community when the call comes, the fellows pictured here don't normally get a lot of attention. Fortunately, on t... (more)
Westbound at Helmstetter's Curve. Pounding upgrade in the hills west of Cumberland, a Western Maryland Freight negotiates the iconic horseshoe curve that has assumed the name of the family ... (more)
Frostburg Arrival. After an hour-long struggle up the steep grades out of Cumberland, Western Maryland Consolidation #734 arrives at the station in Frostburg with a mixed freight.
Eastbound out of Cumberland. After nearly an hour's delay in downtown Cumberland, a Western Maryland Freight gets the high ball to continue their eastbound run.
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