James P Gallagher was known nationwide for his railroad photography and in 1974 he turned his camera on the Western Maryland. Volume 2 of this series cover Keystone, Pennsylvania to Cumberland, Maryland featuring the WM just prior to these routes being downgraded by the Chessie merger. Locations include Keystone Viaduct, Frostburg, Helmstetter’s Curve, the Narrows, Salisbury Viaduct, plus a brief look at the Thomas Subdivision.
Motive power featured includes WMs F-units and Geeps, RS-3s and SDs, as well as run-through N&W power and scenes of competitor B&O. Freight car fans are in for a treat as Jim often kept filming after the locomotives passed, providing a rare record of 1970s railroading. As a bonus, a look at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is included.