WM 734 rounds Helmsetters Curve with a westbound photo freight.
WMSR 2-8-0, on one of her last public excursions before her mandated teardown/rebuild, prepares to depart Frostburg for Cumberland on a surprisingly warm December's night.
The brakeman for the WesternMaryland Railroad holds the crossing for the 734 to pass. Tonight she made many families happy pulling the North Pole Train
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.
With a lengthy train in tow, 734 stomps the grade through Woodcock Hollow on the way to Frostburg.
After cutting off from the train, Mountain Thunder drifts past the water column on its way back to Ridgeley for servicing. In just a few short hours, she'll be assaulting the mountain yet again w... (more)
Before boarding begins for a Fall Foilage excursion, the engineer is engaged in discussions with a group of Mennonites on steam technology.
Blasting up grade, WMSR 734 passes under the signal bridge at Mt. Savage interlocking. A restored Western Maryland signal had just been returned to the bridge.
WM 734 is pulling into the station at Frostburg, MD on a beautiful fall day.
A crowd gathers to watch as WM 734 inches onto the Frostburg turntable. In about two hours she will head back to Cumberland. After this season 734 will be going in for a major overhaul.
Two young ladies are enjoying the warm October sun as they watch as WM 734 pulls into the Frostburg station
The flagman is about to detrainand flag the crossing as WM 501 approached the public crossing at the Cumberland Station
WM 734 is working hard uphill as she pulls around Helmststter's curve.
The crew of WM 734 is topping up the water tank prior to departure from Cumberland.