I stumbled onto a photo freight at Helmstetter's and just happened to catch 734 coming around the bend before the sun dropped below the mountain.
734 doing what it did for years: hauling passengers up and down the mountain. Here she does that around the famous Helmstetter's Curve.
Lerro Photography photo freight with the last rays of the days light.
C&O 1309 was restored for a series of Lerro Photography photo charters this particular month, this is the third (of five) such days.
Chesapeake & Ohio 1309 is an H-6 "Mallet" with a wheel configuration of 2-6-6-2. It was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1949 to haul coal from the fields in West Virginia. It only served ... (more)
For two weeks in February, WMSR 1309 was repainted C&O 1309, so for that reason, I'll upload it as such. The purpose of the repainting was for a series of Lerro Photography charters, which sold ou... (more)
In the last light of very cold Winter day, H-6 Class Mallet 2-6-6-2 steam locomotive #1309 built by Baldwin in 1949 is seen making its way around the iconic Helmstetter's Curve. She was re-lettere... (more)
Western Maryland 1309 does the final runby for the Trains Magazine photo charter at the famous Helmstetter's Curve
The consist for the Trains Magazine photo charter backs down the hill at Helmstetter's Curve while being lead by former Norfolk Southern B32-8 no. 558 along with no. 450 and no. 501 in the rear.
Western Maryland 1309 performs a runby at West Helmstetter's.
Western Maryland 1309 comes around the famous Helmstetter's Curve with a giant cloud of smoke.
WMSR 1309 backs through the famed Helmstetter's Curve after a trip up to Frostburg.
An early departure from the Cumberland, MD, station allowed for the last rays of sunlight to illuminate the evening Moonlight on the Mountain trip of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad on July 1... (more)
Now classified as an SD38P, this authentic WM SD35 is on the east end of a TRAINS magazine photo charter shuttling people between locations.