Running over 4 hours late, Amtrak's eastbound Capital Limited slows as it prepares to make a stop in Cumberland, MD. This train left Chicago 2 hours late and picked up another 2 on the way.
After pulling a grain train to Hagarstown via CSX trackage rights, light W&LE power rolls through Corriganville on its return trip to Connellsville and home rails. The lead unit is a Wisconsin Cen... (more)
The late Richard E. Markle, Mr. Markle, protects a backup move at Helmstetter's Curve on a Carl Franz Photo Special.
GP30 501 has just let the passengers exit and prepares to uncouple the passenger cars from the Carl Franz Steam Photo Special. It will pull to the rear to allow WMSR 734 to back up for the photo r... (more)
WMSR 734 rounds Helmstetter's Curve on a Carl Franz Photo Special.
WMSR 734 rolls around Helmstetter's Curve in the late afternoon sun on a Carl Franz Photo Special.
WM 734 rolls around the apex of Helmstetter's Curve amid dramatic side lighting and billowy white smoke. This was one of the Carl Franz Photo Specials run to raise money for the Helmstetter Farm F... (more)
"Western Maryland" 501 emerges from Brush Tunnel to pick up passengers who have just photographed 2-8-0 No. 734 during the Western Maryland Scenic's farewell trip for the Consolidation. ... (more)
Conductor John Garner gives a thumbs up to engineer Kevin Rice as Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 prepares for a runby at Brush Tunnel. This was the first of two "Farewell to 734" charters... (more)
"FEED THE BEAST"
Fireman Richard Butterworth slings a shovelful of coal into the hot belly of Baldwin 2-8-0 WMSR 734 between the Narrows and Helmstetter's Curve
2-8-0 #734 screams out the west portal of Brush Tunnel on the former WMRY mainline out of Cumberland.
"FROM THE INSIDE"
Many have seen 734 round Helmstetter's Curve from the outside. Here's a view of the tremendous work done inside the cab as Fireman Richard Butterworth shovels coal in... (more)
Meanwhile, at the back of the train...
After a long day on the main, Christopher Brang, a conductor for the Western Maryland Railway, takes a moment to finish up some paperwork before cal... (more)
A photographer braves the elements at Helmstetters Curve in an attempt to document the one of the few remaining steam powered freight railroads in the US. Part of a Lerro Productions charter - o... (more)