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Last updated: 8-28-18
8-28-18, Four photos submitted abd added at Bowest Yard. Photos taken by Bruce Bloomster of the recent new trackage layed in the former Bowest Yard. More work is yet to be completed.
2-27-18, A lot of photos on various pages added. I am leaving some out I know but here are a few of the pages, Maryland Jct. Shops, West Knobley Tunnel, Pinto, McKenzie, Westernport, WVC Jct. Others added on the Connellsville Sub(New Line), East Sub as well as along the N&W Shenandoah Sub from Shepardstown south towards White Post I beleive.
Still open for photo submissions if you have something you would like to share.
2-15-18, A bit of news, the WMRT is in the process of being extended west from the West End of Pearre to the 1st Potomac bridge im told. Indigo tunnel is still to be bypassed due to bats and unsure if the bridge will be included. I would hope the bridge would be used as to let people onto the bridge and a destination for the western end of the WMRT, not just a dead end before a spectular view. Photos above submitted today 2/15/18 by Josh Reed, Many thanks.
2-14-18, Added 2 photos on the C&P Frostburg Depot page of a WMSR deisel trip with the red,white, black WM painted GP30 No.501. Added a photo at Highfield, 2 trains passing at Cherry Run. More photos on the B&O Shenandoah Sub at Park Center Drive, Millwood Crossing, and the WW Jct pages. A photo on the Winchetser & Western along Rt.600, and finally two photos of NS trains passing on the N&W at Shenandoah Jct. I will be adding more of these non WM photos as I find them and I am trying to make more time to add to the website again.
1-17-17, Updated the Maryland Jct. Shops page and Knobmount Yard page on the Thomas Sub with photos both from Jim Coshun, Medford Trains, and from online.
1-4-17, A lot of pages updated starting at Indian Creek on the Connellsville Subdivision, then from Oldtown to Big Pool Jct on the West Subdivision. Updated pages to look better using a mobile device and some recent photos as well. Make the trip west from Big Pool Jct. and Enjoy...
12-26-16, Lots of photos added from the P&WV RR at Connellsville all the way to Lap east of Frostburg.
12-23-16, Updated the pages below with old WM photos courtesy of Jim Coshun and Medford Trains. Please visit the Medford Trains Facebook page for additional photos and model kits. The Medford Trains Website can be found by clicking the photo Oldtown Station model kit. On wmwestsub.com I've updated pages on the Connellsville Sub as follows; Rockwood, Garrett, Meyersdale, Keystone, Salisbury Viaduct, and Sand Patch. I have additional photos to add on most of the remaining locations.
12-21-16, Some old WM and some updated photos on 21st Bridge, McCoole, Town Creek, Long's Cut, Knuckles Cut, and Spring Gap. I will work west to Maryland Jct. then
return to Town Creek and work east down the main adding some interesting and neat photos I've saved. Trying to get back onto updating the site as can per work schedule.
12-16-16, Added a few Norfolk Southern/Conrail photos on the N&W Shenandoah Division pages at White Post, Waterloo, Audley, Gaylord, Rippon, and Charlestown. I was out on the WM Thomas Sub at 21st bridge and McCoole so may add a few photos of the right-of-way clearing.
1-20-16 In the process of adding photos submitted by Randall Richardson along the C&P and GC&C railroads. So far photos added at Winchester, Carlos Junction, Midland, and Barton. Many more to come as I get time to add them. Thanks
4-20-15, Added 3 photos submitted by Curt Beal that were recently taken at the former WM Bowest Yard. The yard is being cleaned up to be reused by a rail road again. I am unsure of the planned track layout for the new rail yard. Thanks to Curt Beal for taking these photos.
12-29-14, Added a few old images to the Edgemont page and the vidio below from Andy DeLauder. The video was shot in 1966 and it's discription is below. I posted the video on its apporiate pages.
A 1966 home movie showing the Blue Mountain Express from Hagerstown to Cumberland through Paw Paw bends. First movie clip shot from train is rounding the curve and crossing the 2nd Potomac bridge. Next exiting Stickpile tunnels west portal, then 3rd crossing with the B&O crossing. The block signal is the east end of the double track at Jerome, and then the 4th crossing at Magnolia. Last clip is a brief glimpse of Maryland Junction. (video from Andy DeLauder)
10-15-14, Nothing much new, just been working my way west from Cumberland on the Connellsville Sub fixing errors and updated the type on each page. Also making the maps and photos smaller so they are "smart phone friendly". I did add two photos of the WMSR on the Parkersburg Road page. I realized I didn't have any recent photos with the track being moved from the westbound to the eastbound main. Anyway I believe I have made it far as Rockwood Jct. and have to do that page and west of there next. If anyone has any photos on the Connellsville line you'd like me to add please send them. I'm looking for anything WM and even Chessie and N&W. I found some photos of WM and N&W trains passing at Sand Patch on the rrpictures site. Very neat photos there at Sand Patch, just search Sand Patch I believe on the rrpictures page. Also would like any recent photos of Pinkerton Tunnel, I read they are to start restoring it soon and open it to trail traffic. later, jeremy
9-15-14, These three photos were submitted from David Lawrence Scally and taken near the B124 milepost east of Tonoloway around April 1987. The photos show the damage of a prior landslide that closed what was to be know as "Old Deneen Road". Deneen Road was bypassed around the landslide and most of the eastern part of the road was abandoned west from the WM road crossing to the east of this location. Again its 1987 and the tracks are still down from Big Pool Jct. to Tonoloway. The first photo is looking west towards Tonoloway, and the next two eastbound and trackside. The above photos were added to the "B124" page on the West Sub.
8-25-14, Five photos added along the Nessles Quarry Branch on the Charlton page. These photos are from Harry Spades family collection. Next 3 photos added on the York Sub at spring Grove from Jack Brown.
8-12-14, A photo added that was sent from Warren Hart. the photo was taken by a friend on one of there many trips up and down the roadbed shortly after the rails had been removed. The bridge is the 5th crossing at Bevan Bend. Next two photo added at Hanover submitted by Wayne Norman.
5-29-14, Photos submitted and added on the Indigo Tunnel page, Midland page on the GC&C RR, Borden Yard - Midland - Piedmont pages on the C&P RR.
5-18-14, More Southern and B&O stuff added, sorry WM fans. I will have to check with my father and see if he has any WM units out on the B&O at the locations I've just added. Ok, visited Fishers Hill on the Southern Railway first, photos of the rail-banked severed track at the B64 milepost, bridge, and station. Next went to Strasburg Jct, Cedar Creek bridge on the Meadow Mills page of the B&O, Middletown, and finally Valcluse Station which has been abandoned 70 years now.
5-17-14, Some more of those small imgaes mentioned below added on the Southern Railway at Strasburg, Riverton, and points east to Linden, VA.
5-16-14, Added photos and new maps on the B&O Shenandoah Sub/Valley Line from Harpers Ferry and all the way to Weyers Cave, VA. This route includes the Southern Railway between Strasburg Jct. and Harrisonburg, VA. Look for some interesting photos on the Capon Road and Edinburg page. Now only thing is most of the scans of slides I did turned out to be a very small file size so the images may not be as clear. I didn't realize this until I had scanned all the CSX, SOU, and up the N&W from Shenandoah to Ashby. Those on the Southern and N&W I will add when get more free time.
5-12-14, Got a chance to drive by Fulton and Walbrook Junction this passed Saturday, took a quick east/west pic at Fulton Jct. before heading to Walbrook Jct. to walk around up on the WM a bit. Posted those photos already on the site. Ran outta time so didn't get to visit locatuions west of Walbrook.
Took a few photos on the B&O Shenandoah Sub at Capon Road and Strasburg Jct., then onto the Southern at Fishers Hill, Tom's Brook, and Edinburg. I will be adding those images either later tonight or on 5-13-14., enjoy, Jeremy Cooper
5-5-14, I have added 3 photos and some info to the Blue Mountain page on the East Sub. Ihave finished updatingthepages east from Emory Grove to Hillen Station. I have to go back and look through the old photos and see if I have missed anything to add. Very interested in visiting Fulton and Walkbrook Jct. if i can on my trip to Aberdeen this weekend. I have to try and dig up some photo from Walkbrook to Penna Station on the PRR/WM to add. Next updates will be on the Tide Sub from Walbrook Jct. to Port Covington.
Added some info and new images on the West End of Pearre(W.E. Pearre) page as well as the West York, York, and Thomasville pages on the York Sub. I have added some of the old 1918 photos now east from Highfield on East Sub to Union Bridge, onto Emory Grove is next.
4-30-14, The York Sub and Hanover Subdivison pages are now complete and updated with type and the old 1918 photos. Some new pages were added on the East and Hanover Subs, as I found old locations on track charts that I didn't have listed in the menu. I have started working west towards Hagerstown now. I have just updated the Pen Mar page and finally got around to adding the Pen Mar Park photos I had. After some more updateing I will continue working west from Pen Mar, Afton, Edgemnont, etc. Then east from Highfield to Emory Grove. Some of the new images I've added are on the Pen Mar, Highfield, Fairfield, Gettysburg, New Oxford, Hanover, Sinsheim, Brodbeck, Glenville, and Millers pages that I can remember. If you have any photos on the Hanover Sub, York, or East Sub and would like to share them please send them to my work email address; email@example.com and I will add them as time permits. I do not have anything myself east of Gettysburg and what little I have is already posted. Chessie and CSX is fine to send, does not to be WM.
4-27-14, Presently working on adding the York Subdivision pages, maps, etc to the website. After the York Sub has been finished I will concentrate on Hanover, PA. east to Emory Grove. If anyone has any info or photos they are willing to share please send to one of my emails and I can add whatever you may have to the various pages. This area of the WM is very far away for me so I personally do not have any WM/Chessie/CSX/York Rail photos to post. Thanks, Jeremy
4-25-14, Finished updated the Lurgan Sub pages from New castle to Shippensburg. Added more old photos on the Shippensburg, Pinola, Culbertson, Chambersburg, Brandon, Guilford, and Wingerton pages.
4-24-14, Updated pages on the Lurgan Subdivision from NC Tower to New Franklin. Three new pages created between those two locations and various photos added. Thanks to Jared Wagaman for two photos and Mike Yetter and Warren Hart for the old "1918 validation photos".
4-17-14, More photos added on the Waynesboro Branch. Photos added at Elbrook, Five Forks, Prices Trestle, and Waynesboro. Again, thanks to Jared Wagaman, Mike Yetter, and Warren Hart for sending and sharing the photos.
Also added text and the black and white photo above from 1917 to go with the second photo from 2010. These photos are on the Connellsville Subdivision's, Harnedsville page.
4-14-14, Got two photos along the Waynesboro Branch so I've just created the pages in the menu to the left(under Lugan Sub) for the entire Waynesboro Branch. If anyone has any photos along this branch either rails down or abandoned, please share I will add them and give you credit. I am really wanting to see how Waynesboro looked with both the WM and PRR tracks down as well as Prices Trestle. As of 4-15-14, more photos of the Waynesboro, Geiser, and Welty pages have been added. Thanks to Jared Wagaman, Mike Yetter, and Warren Hart for sending and sharing the photos.
I've also been fixing errors and type, making images smaller for cell phone viewers, adding topo maps and satellite images to West Sub pages from about Pearre to Ernstville so far.
Also added the above 3 photos that Don Biggs had found, they are very neat so I have posted them here and on the C&P "Piedmont" page.
4-3-14, Added a bunchof photos submitted by Cody Haer. First at Pinker Tunnel, Hagerstown, Ernstville, State Line Bridge, Mount Savage and Queen City on the C&P RR. lastly 2 photos on the B&O at Hancock, WV. and McKenzie, Md. Thanks for sharing these photos for others to view.
I added the 3 photos below on the Southern Railway pages. I have an entire 3 ring binder of slides to scan on the Southern, N&W, and B&O. When I get those scanned I will add them as well. These other railroad pages are more to show you photo locations so you can rail fan these since most of the WM has been abandoned.
4-1-14, Added a photo of the old tramway tunnel, also reffered to as "the lost tunnel" which most people do not know it exist under the WM about 300 feet of the east portal of Borden Tunnel. Some switching action at 21st bridge in 1978, and a Southern SD40-2 on an NS train on the N&W RY at Riverton Jct. in 1989. All these photos taken and contributed by Warren Jenkins.
3-27-14, Added two photos at Colamr of a WM train with mid-train helpers in April 1975 approaching Big Savage Tunnel. Photos were taken by Warren Jenkins on his and his friends first of many "railfan campouts". Correct info added on the WM crossings page about Consol Mine #9 and a roadbed to the mine that I thought was the old C&P roadbed. A postcard photo of the famous WM wreck at Hancock in 1911 added as well. I have other stuff just need to locate them.
2-12-14, Added two photos at Jerome, one photo of the WM over the B&O near Hndstrote("B&O Crossing"), and a third photo at Bowest Jct. on the Connellsvillesub. Still in the ptocess of adding B&O/CSX stuff mentioned below on 2-10-14.
2-10-14, Drove my M35A2 army truck west on the B&O from Hancock to Paw Paw on Sunday 2-9-14. Took some photos to be added yet along the B&O. Also some photos on the WM at Sideling Hill, E.E. Jerome, Jerome, and the 4th Potomac River bridge. Only added the Sideling Hill photo and the ones at the 4th Crossing on the WM, B&O photos will be added as I work west adding them.
2-6-14, Added 2 photos of a CSX/WM train coming off the B&O on the new track configuration at Cherry Run then crossing the icy Potomac River seen in the photo. Those two photos were added on the B&O's "Cherry Run/Miller" page. Other photos added at West Cumbo, North Mountain, Sleepy Creek, and Hancock, but those are B&O trains on the B&O.
1-30-14, photos submitted and added on the Welton Tunnel, Salisbury Viaduct, Meyersdale, Keystone Viaduct, and Big Savage Tunnel pages. Some early black and white photos and one of the Maple Sugar Express stopped at Meyersdale. Neat photo of the east portal of Welton Tunnel during construction of the airport runway expansion. Thanks to Cody Haer for sending these photos to be viewed. More photos added from Don Biggs of WM locos on the B&O. Those images are on the following newly created B&O pages; Cumberland, Cumberland Shops, Kessler, Hancock, and Martinsburg. Now the new B&O pages are pretty bare, just a topo map and a photo if any at all. If you have any photos of WM locomotives or trains on foreign rails or on the Chessie System I can add them if you don't mind sharing them with others. I didn't used to pay attention to Chessie stuff now WM Chessie locomotives are gone and even WM locos still on CSX trains are getting rare to catch. I will add those as well, of the WM survivors in action.