Western Maryland 734 blasts through City Junction as the sun rises through the trees on a cold January morning.
City Junction, located at the mouth of the narrows, was the location of a small... (more)
In the early 1980’s, M&K Junction near Rowlesburg, West Virginia was a stronghold for Chessie SD35’s running out some of their later days in helper service. Here one ... (more)
A 1981 visit to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore yielded this group of locomotives, representing four distinct types of mid-century mainline motive power mau... (more)
A pair of Western Maryland SD40s shove against the caboose of a Chessie System freight as the sun drops, during rush hour in suburban DC.
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)
734 blast out of Brush tunnel during the final photo freight of her 22 year run at the WMSR
Western Maryland Scenic 501 gets orders from the conductor before leaving Ridgley with the evening dinner train
Western Maryland's 2-8-0 #734 leads a freight through Mount Savage while en route to Frostburg, MD.
WM 185 was an RS-3. A Roger Puta Photograph
Western Maryland Alco RS-3 No. 195
The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) began producing road switchers starting with the RS-1 in 1941. The RS series (Road Switchers) were similar to ALC... (more)
Westbound at Helmstetter's Curve. Pounding upgrade in the hills west of Cumberland, a Western Maryland Freight negotiates the iconic horseshoe curve that has assumed the name of the family ... (more)
"The Last Western Maryland Locomotive" is appropriately stenciled on the side to the left of the cab number, 14 years after the demise of the WM. No. 6573 was built in August, 1971 as t... (more)
The Western Maryland helper is standing at Ridgely yard across from Cumberland, MD. I shot the F7s during a two-day fan trip that covered the entire WM behind NKP 2-8-4 759
WM FA1s 301, 302, 303, and 304 plus SD40 7434 passing F7A 59. A Roger Puta Photograph
A Roger Puta Photograph