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)
Angie Cracraft is the fireman for today’s run of the empty copper ore train. Angie sits on the fireman side arm rest as she pulls down on the rope to sound the locomotive bell with her right hand.... (more)
With the temperatures hovering just below freezing, two crew members get ready to call it a night as steam locomotive #93 and the rotary snow plow wait outside the locomotive shops before going in... (more)
On a cold February morning outside of Ely, Nevada, a large, white cloud of steams forms from Nevada Northern Railway's Baldwin steam locomotive #40. Delivered in July of 1910 to the Nevada Norther... (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.
Those who have participa... (more)
Killing time in Cumberland. The crew of a Western Maryland Freight shoots the breeze on a windy, chilly platform, as they await the passage of opposite-direction traffic, before proceeding ... (more)
Church Road - MM 106.0. The Reading & Northern's famous "Four-and-a-Quarter" hustles toward the rural crossing at Church Road in the tiny hamlet of Quakake, PA, under a threatenin... (more)
Hometown Trestle - MM 107.5. With a few flakes in the air from an impending snowstorm, the Reading & Northern's Locomotive 425 stretches her legs on the massive steel trestle just west of t... (more)
Storming through Tamaqua. Reading & Northern Locomotive 425 charges past the historic station building in downtown Tamaqua, PA with an express passenger train destined for Jim Thorpe.