Letting off some excess steam before the return trip back down to Cumberland.
"Mountain Thunder" assembles a train in the yard on WMSR's third day of scheduled operations this year, putting on a great show. Seen in the distance is WM 7471, a former SD40, now belonging to t... (more)
The autumn silence is shattered as WMSR 734 pours on the steam approaching Brush tunnel as the sun breaks through the clouds.
A WMSR (Carl Franz) photo freight charges downgrade at Helmstetter's during the 2013 winter charter.
A recent arrival from Canada leads a WMSR excursion downgrade at Helmstetter's.
305 takes a spin on the turntable after a run up from Cumberland.
WM 734 charges westbound with a photo freight around Helmstetter's Curve during a 2013 winter charter.
734 rolls through the cut west of Switch #9.
Mr. Helmstetter's calfs play in the barnyard as Mountain Thunder heads westbound up the hill to Frostburg.
WM 734 departs the station at Cumberland for the night trip of the 'Polar Express.' Thanks to Joe Gonzalez for the lighting.
WM 734 steaming through Brush Tunnel near Helmsteaders Curve on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Thanks to Joe Gonzalez for the lighting.
WM 501 assist WM 734 up the hill at the West end of Helmsteders Curve near Cash Valley.
WM 734 steams onto the turntable at Frostburg to turn for the last time in the daytime for the 2012 season.
WM 734 arrives in Frostburg for the last daytime trip in the 2012 season. The train will tun on the turntable and head back to Cumberland. Once the train arrives in Cumberland, it will be serviced... (more)
Western Maryland 734 blast uphill rounding a curve during a Carl Franz photo trip.