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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (3rd Edition)

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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 3rd Edition

by Thomas K. Kraemer


Located within the naturally beautiful Allegheny Mountains of Maryland (and partly in neighboring West Virginia), the route of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad climbs over 1200 vertical feet on its 16-mile trip from Cumberland to Frostburg over former Western Maryland Railway tracks. Written with the cooperation of the Railroad, this book offers a thorough all-color look at this dynamic steam tourist operation. Featuring well over 100 color photographs of the regular steam and diesel operations along with with 20+ additional illustrations and maps, this book also features exclusive photos of test runs, freight car moves, visiting locomotives, historical images and photos, and many "inside look" views of operations, employees, and equipment. The star of the show is WMSR's 1916-vintage Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive No. 734. Chapters include: A Bit of History; Cumberland; The Narrows; Helmstetters Curve; Brush Tunnel; The Climb Continues; On the Old C&P; Frostburg; Into West Virginia; Maryland Junction; The Shop; Locomotives.

Press printed on 72 pages of premium-quality enameled paper, this is the updated current edition (2011) of this title which was originally released in 2003. It is currently the best-selling title at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's gift shop in Cumberland, and has been enjoyed by fans all over the world.

This book is signed by the author. If a personal note is desired, or if this is to be signed as a gift, please contact RR Trax Studios.


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Thomas K. Kraemer


2003, 2005, 2011 by RR Trax Studios



8.5 x 11 inches

Softbound Printing

Manufactured in USA, Press-printed, Full color


Price:  $19.95

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