WM734 charges around Helmstetters curve west of Cumberland, MD with a fall Carl Franz photo freight charter.
Mountain Thunder by *DragonWolfACe is a brilliant capture, profound in how smoke conveys the ferocity of the train. It's fantastic to see the whole landscape, train and smoke, as these are all features that make this piece a very complete transportation photograph. (
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Mountain Thunder indeed. I have never traveled to the state of Maryland, but if I ever do, the first thing I will do is ride that locomotive. This is one of the best pictures I have ever seen of this locomotive. That smoke. It deserves that Daily Deviation. Congratulations.
I could tell it was a steam engine. I was wondering if they still use that rail line to haul coal from the mines.?I unnerstand the steam excursion thing. I occasionally ride one north of Flint Mi. the Huckleberry.
I'm sure you see some awesome scenery.Thats a very beautiful history filled area of the country.Sad but true trucking is the bane of the rail lines. We get freight trains.Hauling raw to the D. Fords River Rouge, Zug Island,St. Mary's Cement etc. Some very heavy pulls. With 2 front engines And 2 pushers common.A lot of car haulers and components also. TRS has a repair yard just down the road.
Yes of course there are far more of us now than ever before but thankfully I believe we are trying harder now than ever before to be eco-sensitive. Well, in some countries anyway! Certain other countries 'China' being the worst offender are making no effort at all which really pisses me off to be honest. China is also one of the main reasons for the HUGE world population increase!