WM 734 works westbound at Cash Valley Road.
Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 No. 734 eases out of the Cumberland, Md., train station on its run to Frostburg with the Polar Express in tow. This locomotive is now down for a major overhaul, likel... (more)
Western Maryland Scenic No. 734 passes underneath the former Baltimore & Ohio line to Grafton, W.Va., just across Wills Creek from Viaduct Junction in Cumberland, Md. This scene was part of a Carl... (more)
Western Maryland Scenic 734 departs the yard in Ridgley WV with a Caboose tow.
Behind the Scenes II In preparation for a photo charter, the WMSR crew prepares the train on the yard lead at Ridgeley. This is the first of many switches that turns a yard lead into a mul... (more)
Behind the Scenes In preparation for a photo charter, the WMSR crew starts the day preparing the passenger train (to follow the steam photo freight) on the yard lead at Ridgeley.
Two workers discuss what needs to be done inside the smokebox of Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 No. 1309. This scene was part of a night photo session held inside the shop (while a wind and rain storm ... (more)
Work progresses on the restoration of Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 No. 1309 in the Western Maryland Scenic's shop. This is actually a staged photo done as part of the "Farewell to 734" even... (more)
"Western Maryland" 501 crosses the National Highway (U.S. 40) on the outskirts of Cumberland, Md. The GP30 became the star of the show during the "Farewell to 734" trip on this... (more)
"Western Maryland" 501 emerges from Brush Tunnel to pick up passengers who have just photographed 2-8-0 No. 734 during the Western Maryland Scenic's farewell trip for the Consolidation. ... (more)
Conductor John Garner gives a thumbs up to engineer Kevin Rice as Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 prepares for a runby at Brush Tunnel. This was the first of two "Farewell to 734" charters... (more)
Classic scene from 734 Final photo freight.
"FEED THE BEAST"
Fireman Richard Butterworth slings a shovelful of coal into the hot belly of Baldwin 2-8-0 WMSR 734 between the Narrows and Helmstetter's Curve
2-8-0 #734 screams out the west portal of Brush Tunnel on the former WMRY mainline out of Cumberland.