Who knew a C&O H-6 built in 1949 was good for 60? Here Western Maryland ex-C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309 hustles past the photographer on November 5, 2022 hauling an empty hopper train for the Trains Magazine... (more)
"Fall on the Mountain": Even with most of the foliage gone from the 2022 fall season, color still remains in the trees and mountainsides outside of Cumberland, MD as Western Maryland #13... (more)
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 1309 steams through the Cumberland Narrows on a warm autumn morning, with the sun illuminating the mountainside full of orange leaves. In this 1 second exposure, W... (more)
"Mountain Thunder Redux" - The still of a peaceful morning in Cumberland, Maryland is broken by the chest thumping power of a 1949 Baldwin Locomotive Works product, Western Maryland, ex-... (more)
As seen from the cab of Western Maryland Scenic Railroad B32-8 #558, 1309 pulls in to Frostburg with the Trains Magazine hopper-train fall photo charter.
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's B32-8 leads the Friday evening Trains Magazine photo charter into the Cumberland yard limits, passing some of the last remnants of fall colors along the line.
WM 1309 rounds Helmstetter's Curve on a beautiful fall afternoon.
“Fireball”The newest addition to WMSR’s fleet is WMSR/NIWX 558, a former Norfolk Southern B32-8, seen here arriving Frostburg, running LHF, with the regularly-scheduled Frostbu... (more)
Western Maryland Scenic has become at least a temporary home for two WM veterans, rebuilt SD35 7436 and SD40 7471. I was hoping one of them would be assisting 1309 on my trip, but alas, it was the... (more)
A warm summer day gives us a view of Western Maryland Scenic railroads steam locomotive 1309 as it grinds its way up hill towards Frostburg.
Fun On The Forstburg Flyer. The restoration and operation of Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 1309 (née-Chesapeake & Ohio 1309, H-6, 2-6-6-2, Baldwin, 1949) is story that has dominates rai... (more)
PNLX (Dressed as WM #7471) rests next to the Frostburg depot and #1309 on the second day of the Trains Magazine photo charter.
Welcome Back 1309. Morning runs today feature sunlight and a lower angle...no hill hike til later.
Western Maryland SD35 7436 leads the Trains Magazine "Welcome Back 1309" photo charter downgrade around Helmstetter's curve near Corriganville, Maryland, moving the participants of the c... (more)