View looking railroad west towards Westernport from the VFW parking lot at McCoole. The CSX equipmemt pictured nearby at WM's M of W sheds did the clearing of track from the former connection to the B&O east of 21st bridge to just west of this location. West of this recently cleared track CSX had kept up maintenance to the tracks and overgrowth. The clearing of brush and trees was done on the week or two prior to these photos taken on Monday December 12, 2016.
Former McCoole Station photographed in 1947. By looking at the photos it appears this station was on the river side of the tracks just across from the current tool sheds. (thanks to Warren Hart for photo)
WM 4-6-2 No.208 is stopped eastbound at the McCoole Station. (unknown photographer)
Don Biggs photographed this WM work train parked in the siding at McCoole in 1968. Notice the old WM tender being used to supply water to the troop cars.
Looking east towards Cumberland down at the WM tracks in McCoole, MD. The second photo is looking west. It appears by the amount of rust on the rails that the route has not seen a train in some time.
View eastbound at the McCoole station and Rt. 220 to Cumberland that crossed the tracks ar grade at the time vs the overhead bridge. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photo)
Tool shed at Keyser Junction in 1917. Keyser Jct. was located in McCoole just west of the former station. A curved across the Potomac River to Keyser, WV. (thanks to Warren Hart for photos)
WM's Keyser Station. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photo)
While visiting the George's Creek Railway office in Luke I happened to stop by a get some new photos at McCoole. Hard to believe how big the trees have grown in only 5 years. (11-20-10)
Stopped again on way up to the George's Creek Railway at Lonaconing. Here at McCoole we are looking east and then west from the maintence sheds on April 13, 2013. The new highway bridge has been built and the old one has been partially torn down by this date.
Looking west and east at McCoole at the rusting tracks on November 10, 2005.
Just east from McCoole into the weed grown tracks the railroad runs close to the river. A WM whistle post is on the right here. The crossing for that the whistle post was ment for is no longer used. (11-10-05)
View west at McCoole taken from high up on the rock formation known as Queen's Point. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photo)