One of fifty-nine BL2s produced, the 7172 and its slug are hard at work on a steamy June afternoon in 1981. The unit was built for the Western Maryland Railway in October, 1948, as their No. 82.
One of fifty-nine BL2s produced, the 7172 and a slug are hard at work on a steamy June afternoon. The 7172 was built for the Western Maryland in October, 1948, and originally carried road No. 82.... (more)
Just another day in Hagerstown, Md. in October 1982 when the local switch crew went to work on the last operating BL2 in freight service in the U. S. This is only the second active BL2 I'd ever se... (more)
MP15AC 1168, in faded Family Lines livery, switches Hagerstown Yard on a cold December evening in 1995.
WM was always resourceful, with a touch of class. Never rich, they always did a great job with what they had. An old World War II troop sleeper was converted to a kitchen car for the MofW Depart... (more)
A WM yard job takes a short break in front of the yard office in Hagerstown, MD in Dec., 1974 with RS-3s No's. 194 and 198. No. 194 was one of four RS-3s on the WM roster ordered with both steam ... (more)
There is little doubt that the stars of WM's yard at Hagerstown, MD were the two BL2's, No's. 81 and 82, and their slugs. However, the yard assignment that worked in front of the yard office kick... (more)
From cab of WM BL2 #81, SD40 7445 shoves against Reading caboose of eastbound train.
A very tired looking mother and slug set at the east end of Hagerstown yard.
The last CSX engine to wear Western Maryland paint makes an appearance on home rails in Hagerstown. Unfortunately, the WM nose lettering is missing, replaced by a fireball logo.
Early in the CSX era, this GP40 hasn't been renumbered yet.
A rather shabby road slug rests with its power unit GP-40-2 6445
NW 6683 SDP-45 at the Hagerstown yard e/f 02APR85. This unit was leased by Dereco for the EL and has been returned by Conrail after expiration of the lease.
N&W 1759 SD-45 at the former WM Hagerstown e/f 17JAN85 The SD-45 era was winding down by this time.