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Frostburg & Cumberland, Maryland
June 2009
The primary destination of our trip to Western Maryland and West Virginia was Frostburg & Cumberland, Maryland. These two towns, while right near one another, are 1000 feet in elevation apart. We took the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad between the two towns. It was fun to get away to small town America for a few days. The only low point was when the maid at our hotel in Frostburg sliced our luggage open with a razor knife and stole everything. Otherwise, it was a great trip!

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(01) 3-01 Frostburg Sign (02) 3-06 Railroad Tracks (03) 3-07 Footer's Dye Works
We stayed in Frostburg, Maryland
Western Maryland Railroad tracks
Footer's Dye Works in Cumberland
(04) 3-21 Western Maryland Railroad Station (05) 3-25 Western Maryland Railroad Station (06) 3-14 Western Maryland Railroad Station
The historic Western Maryland Railway Station
The historic Western Maryland Railway Station
The historic Western Maryland Railway Station
(07) 3-12 George Washington Headquarters (08) 3-16 Martha Washington Geraniums (09) 3-22 Tow Path Horse Statue
Colonel George Washington's headquarters at Fort Cumberland
What else would you plant at George Washington's headquarters but Martha Washington geraniums
Honoring the horses of the towpath that pull the boats up and down the C&O Canal
(10) 3-29 Maryland Moutainside (11) 3-30 Bridge, Waterfall & Church (12) 3-31 Railroad Bridge & Houses
The Maryland mountainside
Looking out over the river and waterfall at the train station in Cumberland
Western Maryland Railway tracks overlooking Cumberland
(13) 3-32 Irish Laborers Monument (14) 3-34 Western Maryland Railroad Diesel Engine (15) 3-35 Western Maryland Railroad Diesel Engine
Memorializing the Irish laborers that worked tirelessly to build the C&O canal.
Western Maryland Railroad's diesel engine does some work while we wait for our train
Western Maryland Railroad's diesel engine does some work while we wait for our train
(16) 3-37 Western Maryland Railroad Station (17) 3-38 Western Maryland Railroad Station Board (18) 3-39 Cumberland Steeples
Western Maryland Railroad platform
No high tech sign boards here!
Cumberland, just like Frostburg, is a town of steeples
(19) 3-40 Western Maryland Railroad Diesel Engine (20) 3-43 Western Maryland Steam Locomotive (21) 3-45 Western Maryland Steam Locomotive
Western Maryland Railroad's diesel engine does some work while we wait for our train
Western Maryland Railroad's "Moutain Thunder" pulls into the station
Western Maryland Railroad's "Moutain Thunder" pulls into the station
(22) 3-46 Western Maryland Railroad Food Car (23) 3-48 CSX Train (24) 3-49 Farm
Western Maryland Railroad dining car. I was too busy taking photos to eat.
A CSX train passes us
Passing through the Maryland mountainside as we travel up the mountain to Frostburg.
(25) 3-51 Train Tunnel (26) 3-53 Western Maryland Steam Locomotive (27) 3-54 Western Maryland Steam Locomotive
Heading into the tunnel
Preparing to turn the locomotive in Frostburg
Preparing to turn the locomotive in Frostburg
(28) 3-55 Western Maryland Steam Locomotive (29) 3-56 Western Maryland Steam Locomotive (30) 3-57 Western Maryland Steam Locomotive
Western Maryland Railroad's "Mountain Thunder" locomotive rotates on the turntable in Frostburg
Western Maryland Railroad's "Mountain Thunder" locomotive rotates on the turntable in Frostburg
Western Maryland Railroad's "Mountain Thunder" locomotive rotates on the turntable in Frostburg
(31) 3-59 Palace Theatre (32) 3-61 Failinger's Hotel Gunter (33) 3-63 Downtown Frostburg
The Palace Theatre in Frostburg, Maryland
The historic Hotel Gunter in Frostburg, Maryland
Downtown Frostburg, Maryland
(34) 3-64 Train Turntable (35) 3-67 Western Maryland Senic Railroad (36) 3-71 Western Maryland Steam Locomotive
The turntable look small from the hilltop, but it can turn a steam locomotive in a minute or two
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad waits to leave the Frostburg station.
Mountain Thunder pulls out of the Western Maryland Railway station in Cumberland
(37) 3-73 Western Maryland Steam Locomotive (38) 3-76 2nd National Bank Building (Susquehanna Bank) (39) 3-78 Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Mountain Thunder pulls out of the Western Maryland Railway station in Cumberland
The Second National Bank building in Cumberland, Maryland
Emmanuel Episcopal Church sits on the land that was once once Fort Cumberland and the beginning of the National Road

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