WMSR 1309 is a class 2-6-6-2 and  is pictured in Frostburg, Maryland, United States.  This was taken along the Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Photo Copyright: Tylynn Smith uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 12/15/2022. This photograph of WMSR 1309 was taken on Sunday, November 06, 2022. All Rights Reserved.
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C&O on the C&P

By: Tylynn Smith


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C&O on the C&P - Former Chesapeake & Ohio Mallet 1309 crosses over one of the former Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railorad bridges for the Trains Magazine photo charter.


Railroad

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Class

2-6-6-2

Road Number

WMSR 1309

Line/Subdivision

Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad

Location

Frostburg, Maryland, United States

Date Taken

November 06, 2022

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December 15, 2022

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C&O on the C&P - Former Chesapeake & Ohio Mallet 1309 crosses over one of the former Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railorad bridges for the Trains Magazine photo charter.


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— Tylynn Smith

I'm Tylynn Smith or Ty Smith, I'm 19 and one of my favorite hobbies to photograph and film a variety of steam locomotives around the United States.

About the Locomotive Class

2-6-6-2

A 2-6-6-2 locomotive is a type of steam locomotive that features a wheel arrangement of 2 leading wheels, 6 driving wheels, 6 more driving wheels, and 2 trailing wheels. This wheel arrangement is known as a Mallet locomotive, and it is used to provide increased tractive effort for heavy freight trains. The 2-6-6-2 locomotive was primarily used in the United States, and it was particularly popular for mountainous railroads. One of the key advantages of the 2-6-6-2 locomotive is its high tractive effort, which allows it to haul heavy loads up steep grades and over difficult terrain. The locomotive's large driving wheels also help to distribute the weight of the engine more evenly, which can help to prevent damage to the tracks. The 2-6-6-2 locomotive was first introduced in the early 20th century, and it was produced by a number of different manufacturers. Some of the most well-known manufacturers of 2-6-6-2 locomotives include Baldwin and Alco. Despite the advent of diesel and electric locomotives, 2-6-6-2 locomotives remained in service well into the 1950s. One such locomotive, Chesapeake and Ohio 1309 was extensively restored to operating condition on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland, MD.

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WMSR 1309 is a class 2-6-6-2 and is pictured in Frostburg, Maryland, United States. This was taken along the Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Photo Copyright: Tylynn Smith uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 12/15/2022. This photograph of WMSR 1309 was taken on Sunday, November 06, 2022. All Rights Reserved.


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