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The excitement builds as Western Maryland’s #734 2-8-0 1916 Baldwin locomotive is heard coming towards the curve with her whistle blowing and her stack belching steam smoke!
One of the best parts of this video is at the beginning when you hear the locomotive before you see her!
Her whistle echoes through the woods in a lonely sound. See if you can hear the initial wheel slip as she picks up speed coming into view around the curve!
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is a heritage railroad located in Cumberland, Maryland. The railroad has a mixture of restored passenger coaches and freight equipment that it uses to for storage and rail maintenance.
Originally nicknamed “Mountain Thunder” before being acquired by the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, #734, built in 1916, was one of a number of 2-8-0 Consolidation type locomotives. The wheels were “consolidated” to 8 coupled driving wheels on 4 axles with 2 leading wheels on 1 axle and no trailing wheels.
The passenger excursion train visits 6 stations along the way on its 16 mile round trips between Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland!
Let us know if you have ever had the opportunity to take one of these scenic excursions! We would love to hear about your experience!