With rods down and the famous Helmstetter's Farm barn in the background, Mountain Thunder drifts back down to Cumberland.
With the return train to Cumberland, 734 enters the famous Helmstetter's Curve.
WM 501 assist WM 734 up the hill at the West end of Helmsteders Curve near Cash Valley.
As the sun begins to set, the shadows overpower the train and surrounding farm but allows for an interesting silhouette against the sun lit mountain.
Normally 734 would be creating a ton of smoke while climbing up the grade but instead she is easing her way down hill in the early morning October sun.
John Helmstetter puts his cows outside in the morning just like he has for decades past. Steam also continues to pass along the farm just like it does here on a very mild December morning. Special... (more)
Some photographers have no problem standing just inches from a fast moving train. If you were one of the photographers at Pete Lerro's charter, comment back and let everyone else know where you ar... (more)