The Western Maryland Railway … Cumberland to Hagerstown & The New Line
The WM is seen from Hagerstown to Connellsville across the Cumberland Extension mainline and over the rugged Allegheny Mountains on the New Line via historic Cumberland, Maryland during the years of 1946-1975.
See mainline freight action, along with 1960s and 1970s steam powered excursion trains in the form of Canadian Pacific 1286, Nickel Plate Road 759, Reading 2102 and Southern Railway's 4501, all running on Western Maryland rails!
The featured WM photographers include Tom Biery, Bob Kaplan, Bob Markle, Rick Morrison and Tom Nemeth.
In the book's final chapter see exciting aerial views of the Western Maryland from the Potomac River Valley to Knobmount Yard as it looks today.
The Western Maryland Railway … Volume III … Baltimore to Cumberland & The New Line
We begin at Baltimore's Port Covington (WM's Gateway to the World) and begin our trek westward to Hagerstown (via the Hanover, East and Lurgan Subdivisions). After visiting the heart of the WM at Hagerstown it's off to Williamsport, Big Spring, Big Pool, Parkhead-Moffet and Hancock. After Hancock we'll traverse the scenic Potomac River Valley to Oldtown via Round Top, Indigo Tunnel, Jerome and Town Creek.
From Oldtown it's off to North Branch, South Cumberland, Knobley Tunnel and Maryland Junction Terminal.
From there we'll cross the Potomac River into downtown Cumberland and head west on the "New Line" through the Narrows, around Helmstetter's Curve, to Frostburg, Colmar-Big Savage Tunnel, Deal, Keystone Viaduct, Meyersdale, Salisbury Viaduct, Rockwood, Ohio Pyle and arrive at Connellsville, Pa.
It's scenes from the early 20th Century and into the 1940s, the 1950s, the 1960s, the 1970s and the 1980s.
Volume III not only includes mainline freight action but Canadian Pacific 1286, Nickel Plate Road 759, the 1972 Maple Sugar Express and the old Chessie-CSX Ridgeley Switcher of Maryland Junction plus a detailed look at the April 2,1970 pile up of Advance AJ-1 at Parkhead-Moffet, that consisted of five Norfolk & Western GP30s and 87 cars trailing.
Please go to AuthorHouse.com to purchase your copies of Volume's 1 & 3 (the AuthorHouse versions) of the Western Maryland Railway:
The Western Maryland Railway ... Cumberland to Hagerstown & The New Line (Copyright 2010)
The Western Maryland Railway ... Volume III ... Baltimore to Cumberland & The New Line (Copyright 2017)
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Books currently in the making:
1. "W M " … Volume IV
2. "W M " … Volume V
3. "B & O Interlocking Towers of CSX"