WMSR 1309 is a class 2-6-6-2 and  is pictured in Cumberland, PA, USA.  This was taken along the N/A on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Photo Copyright: Brandon Fiume uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 01/10/2023. This photograph of WMSR 1309 was taken on Saturday, November 05, 2022. All Rights Reserved.
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Western Maryland 1309 in the Cumberland Narrows

By: Brandon Fiume


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Western Maryland 1309 in the Cumberland Narrows - Western Maryland 1309 in the Cumberland Narrows - Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 1309 steams through the Cumberland Narrows on a warm autumn morning.


Railroad

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Class

2-6-6-2

Road Number

WMSR 1309

Line/Subdivision

N/A

Location

Cumberland, PA, USA

Date Taken

November 05, 2022

Date Uploaded

January 10, 2023

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Very nicely done. Great composition and light.



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Western Maryland 1309 in the Cumberland Narrows - Western Maryland 1309 in the Cumberland Narrows - Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 1309 steams through the Cumberland Narrows on a warm autumn morning.


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Very nicely done. Great composition and light.



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— Brandon Fiume

I capture motion in my photography by using slower shutter speeds that illustrate the speed of gigantic trains as they move across the country. I experiment with new photo techniques, such as pacing trains with my drone.

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 Cumberland, PA, USA. This was taken along the N/A on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Photo Copyright: Brandon Fiume uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 01/10/2023. This photograph of WMSR 1309 was taken on Saturday, November 05, 2022. All Rights Reserved.


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