The Chessie System was starting to merge the B&O, C&O and WM. Some of the red WM F7s were showing up in Chicago, Newport News and even the front of coal service power in Grafton. To see more circu... (more)
Western Maryland in West Virginia! WM 3797 in the line-up of engines in the terminal at Williamson, WV. Note Lehigh Valley Alco at the far left.
The Western Maryland owned just two BL-2s, Nos. 81 and 82. Both survive. This is No. 81, preserved outside the main entrance of the B&O Railroad Museum at Baltimore.
This yard at Thomas was a collection spot for several local mines in the area. This whole division was torn up from Romney to Elkins after Chessie takeover. Also, the local mines had low quality v... (more)
The "Jack Benny" locomotive returning from a lumber branch run with a matching caboose. I was surprised to see so many low nose first generation GP9s in 1972 on the Western Maryland. To see more c... (more)
Operating on the Western Maryland Scenic
The only thing worse then the condition of this historic GP7 is the fact that the engine has since been scrapped.
Western Maryland operated three isolcated mine branches over trackage rights on B&O up untill 1969. SD35s and RS-3s were the primary locomotives for this service. This image taken at sundown shows... (more)
From cab of WM BL2 #81, SD40 7445 shoves against Reading caboose of eastbound train.
WM BL2 7182 and a slug are working the Hagerstown yard. Note the ice breaking hopper to the right.
A pair of Western Maryland Alco RS-3's sit out the Thanksgiving Day weekend back in 1976.
WM and B&O power bring a train past the Ivy City engine facility in Washington, DC.
Josephine mine turn on one of three isolated WM branches near Clarksburg. Only connection to the outside world is through B&O trackage rights out of Conneslville, PA