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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad – July 8-10, 2011


Big Jim Video Productions (me) spent a weekend in the Cumberland/Frostburg area, chasing the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad on it’s sojourns from Cumberland, MD to Frostburg, MD. We get to see Baldwin 2-8-0 #734 both in the rain and sunshine as it earns it’s “Mountain Thunder” nickname on three separate trips. We also catch a bit of the “Murder Mystery Train” as well led by GP30 #502 with a short two-car consist on Saturday night. Enjoy this video, and don’t forget to check out my other videos as well!!

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Western Maryland Scenic #734


“Mountain Thunder”, Ex-LS&I 2-8-0 34, now numbered as Western Maryland 734, romps up the mountain all the way from Cumberland to Frostburg in fall colors. In-cab footage included.

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Chinese Steam in America’s Heartland – Boone & Scenic Valley RR 1998


Chinese 2-8-2 (the last JS-class built in 1988) in service on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad running over former interurban trackage between Boone and Fraser, Iowa. Footage was filmed during the summer of 1998 – and it was HOT. One other note – watch out for those roadside ditches in Iowa. They may be covered with hay, but they’re still there!

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MT Rainer Scenic Railroad #10 Climax


MT Rainer Scenic Railroad #10 Climax Geared Locomotive making runs in the yard, Mineral WA.

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Steam In The Snow – Conway Scenic Railroad (HD)


( www.lerroproductions.com ) A photo charter was hosted by Lerro Productions at the Conway scenic railroad during the first days of 2009. I was fortunate enough to be able to make the trip up to New Hampshire and film this rarity; a steam-powered freight train in the snow! Much thanks goes out to Pete Lerro and his crew for making this a memorable and worthwhile event. The cold temperatures were brutal, dropping to around zero during the Night Photo Session with 40 mile an hour gusts. Despite the frigid conditions, a fruitfull weekend was had for all of the photographers/videographers on hand. Hope you enjoy the video.

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Steam engine coming into station. Mt Ranier Scenic Railroad, Elby WA Oct 9, 2010 003.MTS


1929 Willamette Iron and Steel works geared logging locomotive. Owned and operated by the Mt Ranier Scenic Railroad.

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Mount Rainier Scenic RR Cab Ride


I managed to get a cab ride on No. 70, a 70-ton 2-8-2 Mikado built by Baldwin for logging duties in Hoquiam, Washington. This locomotive was built in my home town of Philadelphia in April 1922. It happens to use fuel oil instead of coal. The trip I took started in Mineral and went to Elbe, a distance of about 5.7 miles by railroad. The bridge we crossed is over Mineral Creek, a tributary of the Nisqually River. On this trip we had a student engineer, who is receiving instructions from the Road Foreman of Engines. This student engineer is qualified on geared locomotives, but not on rod engines such as No. 70. It should also be noted that the railroad does not like to use sanders to aid traction, as the sand gets all over the moving parts and is a burden to deal with. directorzone.cyberlink.com

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HD: Conway Scenic Railroad Steam in the Snow 2012


On January 7, 2012, the Mass Bay Rail Enthusiasts chartered a photographers’ special on the Conway Scenic Railroad from North Conway to Notchland and return featuring ex Canadian National 0-6-0 #7470. Titled “Steam in the Snow”, the event featured runbys at various locations on the eastbound return featuring Notchland, Cobb Farm Road, Bartlett, Woodland Pines, and North Conway. Departing at 1030hrs, ex MEC GP7 #573 lead the train west to Notchland where it was cut off and returned light engine following the extra which was then being lead by the 7470. We catch both west and eastbound trains at various locations begining with 7470 emerging from the roundhouse at North Conway and ending with the runby at Woodland Pines. Thanks for Watching (C) 2012 Mainline Productions

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