1. The former Western Maryland yard office, now CSX yard office, Hagerstown MD.
2. CSX 5373-804 arrives Hagerstown MD with a westbound. CSX no longer connects with the former Conrail (nee-Reading) at Lurgan, so they don’t have any through traffic to Harrisburg. I understand that NS removed a portion of the old Reading, as they use the old Pennsy Cumberland Valley line. But CSX still serves some of the ex-WM through York with locals. They also have an intermodal terminal east of Hagerstown MD.
3. CSX 2806-2509. Hagerstown MD.
4. CSX “GP38-3” rebuilds 2049 and 2053. Hagerstown MD.
5. CSX 2049 is ex-GP38-2 2554. CSX GP38-3 2053 off to the right. Hagerstown MD.
6. CSX 2049-2806. Hagerstown MD.
7. The Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum is in the area of the WM engine terminal. WM VO-1000. Hagerstown MD.
8. WM Baldwin VO-1000 132 was acquired during WWII. Western Maryland’s steam switcher fleet consisted of 0-6-0s and a few 0-8-0s that had been 2-8-0s in their early life. Older 2-8-0s handled the remaining switch jobs. WM reconfigured their old 2-6-6-2s to 0-6-6-0 switchers. WM acquired several early BLW and ALCo switchers to augment these obsolete steamers. WM VO-1000 132. Hagerstown MD.
9. Note the Baldwin builders plate. WM VO-1000 132. Hagerstown MD.
10. Engine development more than a half-century apart. WM 132. CSX 5373. Hagerstown MD.
11. Restored WM class NE cabs 1859 and 1863. These were built at Hagerstown or Union Bridge (MD) shops in 1940. Hagerstown MD.
12. WM cab 1859. Hagerstown MD.
13. WM cab 1863. Hagerstown MD.
14. Examples of a WM block signal and a B&O color position-light CTC signal. WM cab 1859. Hagerstown MD.
I still have a copy of my signed release to be on WM property in the early ‘70s, but times have changed.